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BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France -- A gastronomical, sporting and cultural glance at Stage 8 of the Tour de France on Saturday:Region: The 184-kilometer (114-mile) stage began in Pau in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department, crossed four mountain passes of the Hautes-Pyrenees -- including the legendary Col du Tourmalet -- and concluded in the thermal spa town of Bagneres-de-Luchon in the Haute-Garonne department.Baguette and butter: Defending champion Chris Froome won the stage and claimed the yellow jersey with a daring downhill attack from the top of the final climb, the Col de Peyresourde. Dan Martin of Ireland won a sprint for second, crossing 13 seconds behind, and Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain finished third. In the overall standings, Froome leads Adam Yates and Joaquim Rodriguez by 16 seconds overall.Plat du jour: Upon special demand, chef Jean-Pierre Saint-Martin at Le Viscos hotel and restaurant in the picturesque Pyrenean village of Saint-Savin will prepare presse de porc, a dish made with such fine pork that the meat can be cooked rare. Saint-Martin accompanies the presse with macaroni pasta filled with a rich truffle sauce.Culture: The pilgrimage town of Lourdes, which was located 35 kilometers into the stage, is the home of a Roman Catholic shrine where many faithful seek miracles. The Lourdes grotto is where an illiterate peasant girl, St. Bernadette, said she had visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858. About 6 million people, many of them ill, visit Lourdes every year to pray and drink its spring water, which believers say has healing powers.Vin du jour: From the foothills of the Pyrenees, Madiran is a well-structured red featuring hints of coffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Made predominantly with the Tannat grape variety, Madiran can also be blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Fer.History: Pau was the hometown of Henry IV, the king of France from 1589 to 1610. Known as le bon roi Henri -- Good King Henry -- he was remembered for his kindness and care toward his subjects.Stat of the Day: 1. It was the first time Froome won a Tour stage with a downhill attack. It was his sixth career stage win in the Tour.Quote of the Day: I felt like a kid again out there -- just racing my bike as fast as I could. Froome, on his downhill attack.Dessert: Back on the delightful terrace at Viscos, its time for soupe de peches -- peach soup -- a refreshing summer pudding made with fresh peaches, light cream and bits of pistachio.Next order: The Tour crosses into Spain for the start of Stage 9 on Sunday in Vielha Val DAran. Scaling five mountain passes, the 184.5-kilometer (115-mile) route concludes with a beyond category uphill finish in the tiny Alpine principality of Andorra. Its considered the toughest stage in the Pyrenees of this years Tour. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Ireland . "We have always prided ourselves on the way we play defence. Having two big pieces back is going to be a key for us moving forward for years to come," said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. Stitched Jerseys Ireland . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. http://www.cheapjerseysireland.com/ .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. Clearance Jerseys Ireland For Sale .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. Discount Jerseys Ireland .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition.Wolverhampton skipper Freddie Lindgren has agreed a return to Monmore for their top-flight title defence in 2017. Swedish star Lindgren will lead the club in the SGB Premiership, starting the year in the No 1 spot on a 10.09 average.He said: When I made the decision that I wanted to come back and race in England, my obvious choice was Wolverhampton. That was always my first choice. Its the club Ive always ridden for in England and Ive always enjoyeed my time there.ddddddddddddm happy to have been able to agree a deal with the promotion at Wolves, and Im happy to return again next year.Last season was a good one for me, but the plan is to keep that going and my aim is to have an even better year in 2017. Also See: Revamp for British Speedway Wolves crowned champions Aces lose licence China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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