105. Tour de France 2018 : Stage 2 preview



Distance : 182,5 km
Climbs : 1
Points for the polka dot jersey : 1
Points for the green jersey : 70
Bonus point : 14 km from the finish line
Fictive start : 13h10
Real start : 13h20
Estimated finish : 17h23 – 17h47
Village opening : 10h
Guests :
Chloé Trespeuch
Philibert Moueza
Michel Landreau
François de Rugy
Eric Clemenceau (Great-Grandson of George Clemenceau)
Christiane Lambert (President de la FNSEA)
Robert Cazala (Former Yellow Jersey in 1959)

Events :
10.30am – 6.30pm : Fan Parks- Ateliers du Tour in La Roche-sur-Yon
12.45am : Start of stage of heart
Mouilleron-Saint-Germain
1940 inhabitants, stage-city for the first time
- The most emblematic rider from Vendee is Jean-René Bernaudeau, who was born in St Maurice-le-Girard, five kilometres from Mouilleron. The Direct Eneergie team manager, founder of the Vendee U amateur team.
- To honour its two celebrities, Mouilleron is home to the Clemenceau-Delattre national museum. The museum retraces their lives through works of art and documents in the very house in which Jean de Lattre was born.
La Roche-sur-Yon
53 160 inhabitants, stage-city for the 6th time
- Located in the heart of Vendee on a rock overlooking the Yon valley, La Roche sur Yon first developed around its castle.
- The Napoleon Square, know to the locals as Place Nap, is the site of a mechanical bestiary invented by sculptor Francois Delatoziere.