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Some placenames conjur up an image automatically – e.g. the Somme and World War One and Vichy, the ignominious seat of a disgraceful regime during the occupation of France by Hitler.
Yet get behind those images – and the Somme is a delightful landscape of rolling hills, sandy beaches and a
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The Tour de France 2008 (21 stages, 3500 km) Stage 19, the penultimate day is a team time trial on Saturday 26 July 2008 and starts from Cerilly (03 Allier, Auvergne) and runs for 53 km to finish in St Amand Montrond (18 Cher, Centre) For more on the Tour de France 2008 see
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The Tour de France 2008 (21 stages, 3500 km) Stage 18 is on Friday 25 July 2008 and starts from Roanne (42 Loire, Rhone-Alpes) and runs for 165.5 km to finish in Montlucon (03 Allier, Auvergne) via (Vichy (03 Allier, Auvergne) and Lapeyrousse (63 Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne). For more on the Tour de France 2008
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