Rendez-vous in Hautacam
Mountain resort in the Hautes-Pyrenees Hautacam welcome the Tour for the 5th time.
Four stages of the Tour have already finished at the top of the climb heading to the resort above Lourdes.
Luc Leblanc was the first to win there in 1994, a few months before conquering the World champion's title in Sicily.
Hautacam was also a turning point in the career of Cadel Evans.
In 2008, he indeed captured the race leadership for the very first time with a 1sec advantage over Fränk Schleck.
That first experience in yellow was only to last five days for the Australian, troubled by an injury.
- Saint-Savin Abbey,
- Donjon des aigles,
- Animal park in the Pyrenees.