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2019 Event: The Tour de France cycling race in the Vosges Mountains
The Tour de France climbs to new heights! Change gears in the Vosges Mountains

THE VOSGES MOUNTAINS ARE PERFECT FOR ALL KINDS OF DARING EXPLOITS AND ALL TYPES OF CYCLING: MOUNTAIN BIKING, CYCLO-CROSS, ROAD CYCLING AND MORE, WITH HOME-GROWN CHAMPIONS FROM MOST CATEGORIES OF CYCLE SPORT.

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Julien ABSALON / VTT Cross Contry
 

Julien Absalon, born in Remiremont in 1980, is a cross-country mountain biker. He's a two-time Olympic gold medallist in 2004 and 2008, a five-time world champion between 2004 and 2007 and in 2014, a seven-time overall winner of the World Cup in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2016, a five-time European champion in 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and was fourteen times champion of France between 2003 and 2016.


He's one of the most decorated cyclists in XC cycling history. Despite new and upcoming competitors, he returned to the top of the sport in 2014, winning both the World Championship and the World Cup.

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Coupe du monde de VTT
Coupe du monde de VTT
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Rémy ABSALON / VTT Enduro
 

Rémy Absalon, born in Remiremont in 1984, is specialised in enduro and marathon downhill mountain biking. He won the legendary Mégavalanche race thirteen times between 2009 and 2016, including five times in Alpe d'Huez. He also won the European Marathon Downhill Championship four times between 2004 and 2010, and he was runner-up at the European Enduro Championships in 2015.

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Steve CHAINEL / Cyclo-cross
 

Steve Chainel was born in Remiremont in 1983. He made his career in cyclo-cross, competing professionally from 2007 to 2015. He’s a three-time French champion in cyclo-cross and finished fourth at the World Championships. In early 2018, he won the cyclo-cross French championship.

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La Cyclosportive © C.LEROUGE
La Cyclosportive © C.LEROUGE
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Thibaut PINOT / Cyclisme sur route


Thibaut Pinot, born on 29 May 1990 in Lure (Haute-Saône), is a French cyclist who turned pro in 2010 as a member of the Groupama-FDJ team. He made a name for himself during the 2012 Tour de France, when he won a stage on a solo breakaway and went on to finish tenth overall, all while being the youngest cyclist in the competition. He had another great year in 2014, when he finished third and won the young rider classification.


He won the French National Time-Trial Championships in 2016 and the Tour of Lombardy in 2018. He’s on the prestigious list of riders that have won stages at all three cycling Grand Tours.

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Christophe BETARD / Xterra


Christophe Bétard was born in Épinal in 1984. He’s specialized in XTERRA triathlons, combining swimming, trail running and mountain biking. Christophe began cycling at the age of 14 as a part of the Épinal mountain biking club. At age 16, he was champion of Vosges in his age group, and in 2012, he won his first title of Champion of Lorraine in mountain biking. He recently won the Amateur World Championships in Hawaii. He has since turned pro.

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The NAZON brothers / Cyclisme sur route


Jean-Patrick and Damien Nazon are two brothers born in Épinal.


Jean-Patrick was a professional road cyclist from 1997 to 2008. He reached the top of his career in 2003 when he wore the yellow jersey for a day during the Tour de France, the same year he won the last stage on the Champs-Élysées. He began competing in triathlons in 2009 and finished in the top 150 at the Ironman in Nice.


Damien Nazon also competed as a professional road cyclist, winning many titles during the height of his career, between 1996 and 2005.

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Cannondale © Julien Carez
Cannondale © Julien Carez
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Rémi THIRION / VTT descente
 

Rémi Thirion, born in 1990 in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges is a mountain biker. He won bronze at both the 2008 World Championships and the 2009 European Championships.

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Sabrina ENAUX / VTT Cross Contry
 

Sabrina Enaux, born in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges in 1978, is a French cyclist specialised in cross-country and marathon mountain biking.

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Jérôme CLEMENTZ / VTT Enduro
 

Jérôme Clementz, born in 1984 in Mulhouse, is a French cyclist specialised in enduro. In 2013, he won the first Enduro World Series.

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Bike park du Lac Blanc © La Station du Lac Blanc
Bike park du Lac Blanc © La Station du Lac Blanc
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