Prime Minister Jean Castex is present this Sunday on the roads of the 15th stage of the Tour de France between Céret and Andorra la Vella. A journey that the head of government knows perfectly well, he who was the mayor of Prades, a town crossed by the Grande Boucle.
Tour de France break this Sunday for Jean Castex. The Prime Minister made part of the 15th stage Céret and Andorra la Vella in the company of Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Grande Boucle. Happy to be present on his lands in the Pyrénées-Orientales, the former mayor of Prades, a town crossed by the Tour, knows by heart the route that awaits the runners.
“Very proud that the Tour is going to my city”
“It is a very difficult course, he declared at the microphone of France Television. These are roads that I took very often. The climb to Mont-Louis is particularly difficult. And with the famous pass. de Puynorens, the riders have a lot to do. It will be a spectacular stage. And perhaps with a victory for a Frenchman, I hope. I wish the French riders to shine in this stage. proud that the Tour is in my city. “
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If Jean Castex savored this sporting day, he was quickly overtaken by the health context: “We must remain cautious, he recalls. The Prefect of the Pyrénées-Orientales has taken a whole series of measures for this stage, in particular the wearing of This mask is compulsory in all the towns crossed by this stage. Since we are on the border with Spain, traffic conditions between the two countries have been hardened given the progression of the variant, “concludes the Prime Minister.