We experience our first encounter of the Tour de France, live. We will catch the race twice today, and visit one of the UNESCO World Heritage listed sites.
Pont du Gard and a Tour de France stage start
We will wake this morning with a hint of excitement as we experience our first encounter of the Tour de France, live. We will catch the race twice today, and visit one of the UNESCO World Heritage listed sites and be looked after by our hospitality crew.
From our hotel we will travel across the Rhône river to Nîmes into the Gard department for today’s stage start. See the team buses arrive and watch riders sign-on for today’s iconic stage. A great stage start to see with a Roman amphitheatre backdrop. Soon after leaving from Nîmes, the peloton will cross the Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard. We’ll follow the riders out from today’s scenic start and see Pont du Gard ourselves.
Once we have our own pictures of the aquaduct, we’ll head to another part of the race route to watch the riders pass in a location where the sprinter’s teams will lead the stretched peloton in chase of the breakaway.
You won’t miss the action of today’s race as our hospitality crew will secure a position on course and give you live television coverage as it unfolds. After the race has finished, we’ll travel back to our hotel. This evening, we’ll head into the pedestrian centre of L’Isle sur-la-Sorgue for dinner, with its many restaurants from which you can choose. Today will be memorable for its scenery, historic sites and the buzz of chasing the Tour de France.
TODAY IN THE RACE
Stage 16: Nîmes to Nîmes, Flat, 177 km
Today’s stage will be for the sprinters and is entirely within the department of Gard. The highlight of the parcours will be the peloton riding over the famous Pont du Gard.