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Thursday 22 August 2024
Stage 2
  Louhans Chateaurenaud

Type Flat
Distance 91 km
Climbing +944 m
Stage 1
Distance

91 km (57 mi)

Climbing

+944 m (3,097 ft)

Type

Flat

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Louhans Chateaurenaud

 Louhans Chateaurenaud (on Google Maps)
  • KM 35.1
    SPRINT - Cormatin
  • KM 46.4
    GPM 4 - Col de Brancion (2,9km 3,7%)
Rider Gaps
ZANETTI Linda (SUI) 02:23:49
DE WILDE Julie (BEL)
+ 00:00
VAN EMPEL Fem (NED)
+ 00:00
4 WANKIEWICZ Olga (POL)
+ 00:00
5 RUEGG Noemi (SUI)
+ 00:00
Rider Gaps
NIEDERMAIER Antonia (GER)
2 SHACKLEY Anna (GBR)
+ 00:00:14
3 VAN ANROOIJ Shirin (NED)
+ 00:00:23
4 KERBAOL Cedrine (FRA)
+ 00:00:40
5 BACKSTEDT Elynor (GBR)
+ 00:00:53
All riders started
For the stage:
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  • Polka dot jersey
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  • Green jersey
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  • White jersey
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  • Stage victory
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  • Combativity prize
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Team Gaps
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184 - GSCHWENTNER Leila - EQUIPE MIXTE LUXEMBOURG / AUTRICHE

R.A.S. The peloton remained tightly bunched throughout stage 2 of the Tour de l’Avenir Femmes on the beautiful roads of the Saone-et-Loire region. Apart from three crashes on the way to the actual start, there was nothing to thwart the likelihood of a sprint finish. The rare attempts were so timid that none of them managed to gain more than a few lengths’ advantage over the peloton. Admittedly, the prospect of the mountains to come on Thursday and Friday is likely to dampen the hopes of women lacking a reference point in an event of this type, but the development of women’s cycling is also at stake and this issue must be taken into consideration.

In short, 102 of the 105 competitors still in the race rode together to the finish in Louhans-Chateaurenaud, where a large and friendly crowd awaited them. Switzerland’s Linda Zanetti was the clear winner, emerging from the pack ahead of Belgium’s Julie De Wilde, now wearing the green Biofioul jersey.

German rider Antonia Niedermaier’s CIC yellow jersey was therefore in no danger and she also leads the De Dietrich youth classification, which is reserved for 19 and 20 year-olds. For her part, Dutch rider Fem Van Empel, 3rd in the stage, wears the polka-dot Alden best climber jersey after taking the lead on the small Col de Brancion at the halfway point.

German rider Antonia Niedermaier’s CIC yellow jersey was therefore in no danger and she also leads the De Dietrich youth classification reserved for 19 and 20 year-olds.

For her part, Dutch rider Fem Van Empel, 3rd in the stage, wears the polka-dot Alden best climber jersey after taking the lead on the small Col de Brancion at the halfway point.

Stage 3 takes the peloton from Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne (Ain) to Val d’Epy (Jura) over 97.3km, which includes the côte du Thoissia classified as a 2nd category climb in the final fifteen kilometres.

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Welcome to Charolles, in southern Burgundy and sub-prefecture of Saône-et-Loire. Known as the “Little Venice of Charolais”, the town lies at the confluence of the Arconce and Semence rivers and the canals that criss-cross it, spanned by its many footbridges.

As the seasons go by, the town opens up its horizons to meadows and hedged farmland, the birthplace of the famous Charolais cattle breed, which has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status. A breeding ground par excellence, it is one of the jewels in the crown of French gastronomy.

Charolles, also known for its earthenware, offers you the prospect of a cultural exploration to recharge your batteries and share an experience with emotion, through the flavours and skills of men and women marked by the greatest successes.The town of Charolles is linked to the history of cycling thanks to the champion Bernard Thevenet. He started out with the Vélo Club Charolais. We hope you enjoy your discoveries and encounters.

Situated in the heart of Bresse Bourguignonne, surrounded by the Seille, Solnan and Vallière rivers, Louhans-Châteaurenaud boasts an exceptional gastronomic, architectural and historical heritage.
The medieval town, with its 157 arcades forming the main thoroughfare, has numerous shops on both sides of the cobblestones. The Hôtel-Dieu and its exceptional Apothecary’s, which houses a unique collection of Hispano-Moorish earthenware pots, are a must-see.
At the Musée des Beaux-Arts, you can admire works by artists such as David and Jean Cocteau, and discover the Musée de l’Imprimerie, the only one of its kind in France, in the same building. Don’t miss the church of Saint-Pierre, with its polychrome glazed tile roof, gargoyles and colourful stained glass windows.
The town is also famous for its Monday morning market, one of the biggest in France, which has been held since the 13th century and features the famous Bresse poultry, the only poultry in the world to have had an AOC since 1957 and an AOP since 1996.
Louhans-Châteaurenaud also boasts a dynamic sporting scene, with almost 40 associations contributing to the town’s reputation. In 2015, Louhans-Châteaurenaud was voted France’s sportiest town (under 10,000 inhabitants) and is a candidate for the Challenge 2023. In addition, this year it was awarded the fair play challenge by the Cdos 71.
With the Terres de Jeux label for 2024 and Olympic status, Louhans-Châteaurenaud is constantly striving to promote sport for its residents and tourists alike!
Louhans-Châteaurenaud has all the advantages of a town in a protected environment!

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