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TOUR DE FRANCE | Où (bien) voir le Tour dans la Loire?

Par Tifany Antkowiak, France Bleu Saint-Étienne Loire mercredi 16 juillet 2014 à 19:41

Tour carte étape 12

Le Tour de France passe dans la Loire jeudi 17 et vendredi 18 juillet, avec une arrivée et un départ à Saint-Étienne. Certaines portions de l'étape sont plus prisées que d'autres, il va donc falloir se faire une place au bord de la route pour encourager les coureurs.

Pour la 12e étape entre Bourg-en-Bresse et Saint-Étiennne, les cyclistes arriveront dans la Loire à 16h35 à hauteur de Saint-Denis-sur-Coise pour un peu plus de 25 kilomètres dans le département, jusqu'à Saint-Étienne. Le premier événement majeur dès qu'ils auront quitté le Rhône, sera la côte de Grammond, de 4e catégorie. Le peloton y est attendu à 16h48 après 9,8 kilomètres d'une côte à 2,9%. C'est dans cette montée que seront massés le plus de supporters des coureurs et de fous de vélo.

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"Panorama sur la plaine et les Monts du Forez"

Il devrait y avoir du monde le long du parcours dès l'entrée des coureurs dans la Loire, au lieu-dit le Pont Français. C'est le début de la montée vers Grammond, avec de nombreux virages. Privilégiez les chemins qui partent de la Départementale 3, question de sécurité. Après Grammond, même si c'est là qu'est matérialisé le haut de la côte, ça grimpe encore jusqu'à Fontanès. C'est juste avant Fontanès, sur un petit parking le long de la route que se trouve le point de vue le plus prisé, à côté d'un panneau qui indique la direction des Brosses. Le parking est installé sur une bute et offre un très beau panorama sur la plaine et les monts du Forez.

Tour de France 2014, camping-cars à Fontanès - Radio France
Tour de France 2014, camping-cars à Fontanès © Radio France - Tifany Antkowiak

Il y a peu d'endroits où s'arrêter ensuite dans la descente à part le col du Pilon. Un bon plan à Sorbiers, où vous pourrez profiter de l'ombre des arbres le long du parc Fraisse. Une autre option promet bonne visibilité et ambiance: la rue de la République à La Talaudière. A Saint-Etienne, préférez le haut de la rue Molina, pour sa petite côte juste avant le virage dans la rue Charles-Cholat. Et bien sûr l'arrivée, une ligne droite de 320 mètres rue des Aciéries, prévue vers 17h15.

Tour de France 2014, arrivée à Saint-Etienne - Radio France
Tour de France 2014, arrivée à Saint-Etienne © Radio France - Tifany Antkowiak

 

 

 

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