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First time stage town – 2 500 inhabitants
An area of plains and hills, the Pays du Val d'Adour is at the crossroads of the Béarn, Bigorre and Gascogne cultures. Concerning Maubourguet, the name of the common was chosen by its inhabitants to inspire fear to possible invaders. But the “Bad Village” will certainly be far more hospitable to the riders. While the Tour de France will stop there for the first time, Maubourguet has already hosted the start of a stage of the Tour des Pyrenées in 2004, heading to Lourdes and claimed by Théo Eltink.
3rd time stage town – 28 000 inhabitants
On the main square of the common, a statue of Cyrano is displayed, although the hero who inspired Edmond Rostand's theatre play never put a foot in the city.?Unlike Cyrano, wines are very present in the area including the famous Monbazillac. In terms of cycling, Bergerac has only welcomed one stage of the Tour that brings back fond memories to Jacky Durand. On that day of July 1994, he had indeed conquered his first stage victory in Cahors with the French champion's jersey on his shoulders.