Why a Green Party mayor brought 'polluting' Tour de France back to Bordeaux

Pierre Hurmic will see his city’s 13-year Tour de France drought end next year

Mark Cavendish in Bordeaux at the Tour de France in 2010
(Image credit: Bryn Lennon / Getty)

Pierre Hurmic wants to be remembered as the mayor who brought the Tour de France back to Bordeaux. After 13 long years, the Tour’s second most visited city will return to the race route for 2023, hosting a stage finish on 7 July. 

“This has been the fruit of discussions with the Tour’s race director Christian Prudhomme,” Hurmic told Franceinfo. “I went to see him when the race came to Libourne last year and we got chatting.”

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