Wednesday 30 August 2023
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|VAN EMPEL Fem (NED)||02:33:34|
|WLODARCZYK Dominika (POL)||
|MASETTI Gaia (ITA)||
|4||RUEGG Noemi (SUI)||
|5||BARALE Francesca (ITA)||
|NIEDERMAIER Antonia (GER)|
|2||SHACKLEY Anna (GBR)||
|3||VAN ANROOIJ Shirin (NED)||
|4||KERBAOL Cedrine (FRA)||
|5||VINKE Nienke (NED)||
165 - HOLCOMB Ruth - ETATS-UNIS
181 - BERTON Nina - EQUIPE MIXTE LUXEMBOURG / AUTRICHE
The charming little Jura village of Val d’Epy had at least quadrupled its population of around 350 inhabitants to welcome the competitors in the Tour de l’Avenir women’s race in a joyous country atmosphere.
After American rider Nathalie Quinn’s solo breakaway failed with around twenty kilometres to go, it was the long but steady climb of Thoissia, with around fifteen kilometres to go, that cut off the peloton and it was an initial group of 20 riders (including three French riders, Léa Curînier, Cedrine Kerbaol and Olivia Onesti) that battled it out for victory.
Dutch rider Fem Van Empel, who celebrates her 21st birthday next week, showed her versatility as the current world champion in cyclo-cross (a title she won with the Élites) won the sprint and also scored a prestigious victory on the road. She also added the green Biofioul jersey to her Alden polka-dot jersey.
Germany’s Antonia Niedermaier, who set the pace on the main climb, retains the CIC yellow jersey ahead of the mountainous section.
Stage 4, Challes-les-Eaux – Megeve (79.8km), is an alpine approach with the Cernix climb in 1st category 16km from the finish.
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The municipality of Saint Didier sur Chalaronne lies at the foot of the Beaujolais region, to the west of the Ain département and the canton of Chatillon sur Chalaronne. Bordering the Rhône and Saône-et-Loire départements, Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne had a population of 3,069 on 1 January 2023, covering an area of 24.98 km².
Its borders tend to merge with those of Thoissey. These two towns form a catchment area of almost 5,000 people.
On 01/01/2017, the Val de Saône Chalaronne and Montmerle 3 Rivières communities of communes merged to form the Val de Saône Centre CC. It comprises 15 communes, representing almost 21,000 inhabitants.
Employment and economic and commercial activity Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne and Thoissey together have 1,555 jobs (source: INSEE).
Saint-Didier-Didier is an economic centre with a business park (Parc Actival – 600 jobs), a town centre with small shops, two chain stores (U express – Gamm Vert) and a large number of craftsmen.
Health is a key attraction. We have a health centre (three doctors, a midwife, two nurses’ surgeries, an osteopath, a psychologist, a speech therapist, a physiotherapist and a relaxation therapist), a health centre (pharmacy, physiotherapist, veterinary surgeon) and another nurses’ surgery.
Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne currently has around forty associations. Community life is a deeply rooted value in our village. Almost all the members of the Town Council belong to one or more associations. Several of them are shared by Saint-Didier and Thoissey: fishing, football, etc. They are one of the village’s great assets. Without them, there would be no sporting, cultural or festive activities. They provide a social link between different socio-professional groups.
The commune of Saint Didier sur Chalaronne has no listed monuments, but its heritage is very rich in terms of its monuments (church, monuments, calvaries), its history linked to Saint Didier up to the present day, and its natural attractions (watercourses: the rivers La Chalaronne and Le Pontcharra, and the Echudes, an artificial watercourse, which fed the mills over a hundred years ago).
Its rich heritage is deteriorating over the years. It is imperative to take care of its historical and natural history.
Val-d’Épy, the municipality that gave its name to an entire area in the Revermont natural region, was created by the merger with its neighbours Florentia, Nantey, Senaud and La Balme-d’Épy. Its history is punctuated by mergers, so that it also includes the hamlets of Écuiria, Épy, Lanéria, Moulin Gaulin, Poisoux, Tarcia and Vessia, making a total of 11 villages.
It is located in the extreme south-west of the Jura department in the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region and is part of the Communauté de Commune Porte du Jura.
This new commune, with a population of around 350, thrives in its 25 km2 rural area.