Le July 16 2024

Tour De France – 16th stage: Gruissan – Nimes

GRUISSAN

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Tour De France – 16th stage: Gruissan – Nimes

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Gruissan at the heart of the peloton: A historic Tour de France
July 16, 2024 is a date to mark in your diaries. For the first time, our city will be at the center of a stage of the most famous cycling race in the world, offering an unprecedented sporting spectacle on the Aude coast. It's the kind of spectacle where endurance is measured as much by the strength of the legs as by the iron will, an event where the slightest misstep can be costly, perfectly illustrating the saying: "the Tour doesn't wait ".
The Gruissan-Nîmes stage of the 2024 Tour de France promises to be an unmissable event for sprinters and speed enthusiasts. 187 kilometers long, this portion of the Grande Boucle offers a mainly flat profile, ideal for sprint finishes.
The excitement will be at its height as runners and spectators converge on Boulevard Pech Maynaud, the starting point. The marina will indeed be one of the witnesses to the passage of some of the most enduring athletes on the planet. The route, designed between land and sea, promises technical challenges for cyclists and breathtaking panoramas for fans. The competition will be intense. It will echo the passion that drives Gruissan for cycling and adventure.
The wind could play a crucial role capable of redistributing the cards in the peloton. The teams will therefore have to demonstrate tactics and adaptability to protect their sprinters and maximize their chances in the fight for stage victory in Nîmes.
This day will transcend the simple sporting aspect; it will be a celebration of the spirit of Gruissan, its unique landscapes and its rich cultural heritage. Our visitors will be invited to immerse themselves in a total experience, where every moment will be an opportunity to discover what makes Gruissan such a special destination. Beyond the Gruissanot city, the entire diversity of Occitania will be highlighted.
Join us to live and write this page of our history together.

Boulevard Pech-Maynaud
10 a.m.: Opening of the village
10:10 a.m.: Presentation of the participants of the “Continental Cadets – Juniors” operation
10:15 a.m.: Presentation of the winners of the Tour dictation
10:30 a.m.: Personalities speak
11 a.m.: Departure of the Tour Caravan
11:30 a.m.: “La Clique du Tour” show
12 p.m.: Presentation of the 22 teams
12:30 p.m.: Presentation of the wearers of the emblematic jerseys
13 p.m.: Start of the stage


The attached plan may be subject to change.

On the occasion of the Tour de France, the town of Gruissan is setting up a system to welcome cycling enthusiasts and spectators.
On 16/07:
SECURE BICYCLE PARKING
Old Narbonne Road:
a secure space with 300 places is available.
Covered Tennis: a second secure and covered car park accommodates 500 bicycles, guaranteeing easy access.
FREE SHUTTLES
Departure from Narbonne Arena:
free shuttles will depart every 15 minutes from 7:30 a.m.
“Village Départ” stop: located at the La Sagne crossroads on the D332, it allows visitors to easily reach the heart of the event.
“Parcours” stop: at the Espace Balnéoludique, for those wishing to get closer to the key areas of the cycle route.
Returns To Narbonne: returns are organized between 15 p.m. and 18 p.m., with departures every 15 minutes from the Planasse bus station (Stelsia Casino), ensuring a stress-free end of the day. A service in addition to the regular Citibus lines which will be operating again in the afternoon.
These arrangements aim to provide a pleasant and smooth experience for participants and spectators.
Make the most of this exceptional day in the heart of the Tour de France in Gruissan!

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July 16
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Tour De France – 16th stage: Gruissan – Nimes

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