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TOUR DE FRANCE | Déjà l'heure du bilan dans la Loire

Par Léo Tescher, France Bleu Saint-Étienne Loire vendredi 18 juillet 2014 à 18:46

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tour de france arrivée Sainté © Radio France - Julien Corbière

Deux jours de Tour, et puis s'en va. Les coureurs ont quitté ce vendredi matin Saint-Etienne et la Loire, direction Chamrousse. France Bleu Saint-Etienne Loire tire un premier bilan du passage de cette double-étape dans notre département.

Des milliers de spectateurs le long du parcours ligérien, le Tour de France a tenu ses promesses. La côte de Grammond, le village arrivée - puis départ - de Saint-Etienne, le col de la Croix de Montvieux, c'étaient les points chauds où il ne fallait pas rater le passage du peloton.Le col de la Croix de Montvieux d'ailleurs, c'est un peu la porte de sortie de la Loire. C'est donc là que les spectateurs ont assisté aux derniers kilomètres de La Grande Boucle dans notre département.

18h-19h Trott croix montvieux

Et il y avait trop de place le long de nos routes pour qu'il n'y ait que des ligériens pour s'y installer. Le Tour de France, c'est aussi ça. Des fans de vélo qui font des kilomètres depuis toute la France pour voir passer le peloton. Mais aussi des étrangers. Des australiens, des anglais, des norvégiens... Qui tous repartent avec une image plus concrète de Saint-Etienne. Plus ou moins bonne...

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Une fois que les coureurs ont quitté la ville, Saint-Etienne a vite retrouvé sa quiétude. Et pour les stéphanois, c'était le moment de faire un premier bilan.Aucun doute, accueillir cette double-étape a été une formidable opportunité.

TDF Bilan ENRO

Une formidable opportunité, c'est aussi l'avis de Jean-François Gibert, le directeur de Loire Tourisme .

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