Once again the Tour de France will be passing very close by to La Blanquette!
This time it’s even closer – just 5km away through the centre of Sarlat. The last time it came to Sarlat was 1995, and before that in 1987 (above)!
It’s confirmed that July 10th will be a rest day for teams in Perigueux (expect to see training rides in the area!) and that stage 10 will traverse the Dordogne covering 178km on Tuesday 11th July.
A few rumours have been circling but the official route will not be released until some time in June. However the general route has been confirmed to be Perigueux-Montignac-Sarlat-Domme-Bergerac. Wherever the route is it will literally be a few kilometres away. We can’t wait to be there to support!
If you’re visiting with your bikes that week we can securely store them while you’re here; or you can hire our bikes and pedal down to the race!
Stay posted – as soon as we know the confirmed route it will be relayed here!
UPDATE: The detailed route has been officially published.
It will pass very close to La Blanquette, through the centre of Sarlat. It will then head South to Vitrac and cross the river for an exciting climb up to and through (yes through!) the Bastide of Domme.
There will be a Tour de France fan village in Sarlat with many events including local products for tasting and cycle memorabilia for sale. The Tour’s publicity caravan (pre-race parade) will pass through Sarlat just before 1.30pm, and the riders themselves just after 3pm. There will also be a huge 14 metre square big screen to enjoy the race before and after it passes through.
Allez allez allez!