Tuesday 1 August 2023
124 km (77 mi)
+2,031 m (6,664 ft)
On the occasion of this second stage, 100% in the Plaine de l'Ain, the foothills of the Bas-Bugey will be in the spotlight. From Saint-Vulbas to the finish in Lagnieu, the route is favourable to strong riders on winding and demanding roads. The riders will be in constant contact with each other and the battle could rage between the break and the peloton.
A short but intense stage where the leaders will have to be vigilant to stay in the game of the classification.
Stage ClassificationTop 5
|Jefferson CEPEDA (EFE)||02:58:11|
|Michael STORER (GFC)||+ 00:00:00|
|Kenny ELISSONDE (LTK)||+ 00:00:14|
|4||Julien BERNARD (LTK)||+ 00:00:37|
|5||Rudy MOLARD (GFC)||+ 00:00:37|
General ClassificationTop 5
|Jefferson CEPEDA (EFE)||06:30:16|
|2||Michael STORER (GFC)||+ 00:00:04|
|3||Hugh CARTHY (EFE)||+ 00:00:10|
|4||Kenny ELISSONDE (LTK)||+ 00:00:20|
|5||Rudy MOLARD (GFC)||+ 00:00:47|
Team ClassificationTop 3
|1||Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl||
|2||AG2R Citroën Team||
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Saint-Vulbas is a French commune, located in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its inhabitants are the Villibadois and Villibadoises. The commune belongs to the urban area of Lyon.
The commune is located on the right bank of the Rhône, at an altitude of 205 metres, about 44 kilometres north-east of Lyon and 17 kilometres from Ambérieu-en-Bugey. The Bugey nuclear power plant and the Plaine de l’Ain industrial park are located here.
The commune is located in the small region of the Ain plain, between Bas-Bugey and Côtière.
At the interface between the Lyon region and the south of the Ain département, the CC-Plaine de l’Ain benefits from road, motorway and rail links that make it even more attractive. At the confluence of the Ain and Rhône rivers, at the gateway to the Dombes and Bugey regions, it offers an unspoilt living environment at the heart of a green and tourist area with strong economic development.
The Plaine de l’Ain Community of Communes, the 7th largest in France by population, comprises 53 communes.
Set against the foothills of the Jura, Lagnieu lies at the interface between the Bugey region and the Plaine de l’Ain, famous for its cereal crops and industrial park. Bordered by the Rhône, a natural barrier between the departments of Ain and Isère, the town enjoys an exceptional setting and a wide variety of landscapes.
Formerly the economic capital of a châtellenie, Lagnieu still bears the traces of its medieval past, notably the Château de Montferrand, built in the 15th century on the authorisation of the Duke of Savoie and now listed on the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments.
A true town in the countryside, Lagnieu boasts a dense and diverse network of associations, with over 90 active clubs and societies in the area, all of which have access to high-quality facilities. The emblematic swimming pool (listed as a 20th-century heritage site), the main stadium, the padel courts, the skate park and much more, ensure that there’s something for everyone.
Lagnieu’s geographical position, diversity of landscapes and proximity to the Via Rhôna make it a great town for cyclists, from the most novice to the most experienced.
So, whether you’re more of a stroller along the paths of the town’s magnificent landscaped park, or daring enough to try mountain biking in the Bramafan woods, you won’t remain unaffected by Lagnieu’s charm.