7 August 2020 - Pro Race
Stage 1
Montréal-La-Cluse    Ceyzériat
Presented by : Haut Bugey Agglomération & Grand Bassin de Bourg en Bresse

The Spectator's Guide
Type Flat
Distance 140 km
Climbing +1,789 m

140 km (87 mi)


+1,789 m (5,870 ft)



 11:45 am CET
 Avenue du Québec (Google Maps)


 4:20 pm CET (estim.)
 Avenue du Revermont (Google Maps)
4 racing highlights
  • KM 10.7
    GPM - Côte de Matafelon (Cat. 4)
  • KM 34.9
    GPM - Côte de Corveissiat (Cat. 4)
  • KM 41.2
    GPM - Côte de Grand Corent (Cat. 4)
  • KM 65.2
    GPM - Côte de Poisoux (Cat. 4)
Profiles & Maps
Start list
Stage Top 5
General Classification Top 5
2Primoz ROGLIC (TJV)
Classification Jerseys & Prizes
  •  Yellow Jersey 
    Andrea BAGIOLI (DQT)
  •  Blue Polka-Dot Jersey 
  •  Green Jersey 
    Andrea BAGIOLI (DQT)
  •  White Jersey 
    Andrea BAGIOLI (DQT)
  •  Most Combative - overall 
For the stage
  •  Combativity 
Team Classification Top 3
Photos of the day

The 32nd edition of the Tour de l’Ain kicked off this Friday, August 7 in Montreal-la-Cluse. On the programme: a 140-kilometre long stage between Haut Bugey and Bassin de Bourg-en-Bresse. Ceyzériat as a new city arrived after 15 years of waiting.

On a course without great difficulty and at over 33°, a breakaway composed of 4 riders (Brunel – Groupama FDJ, Salmon – Team Sunweb, Paluta – CCC Team, and Centrone – Natura4Ever Roubaix – Lille Métropole) quickly took to the open sea in an attempt to thwart the sprinters’ plans.

However, the quartet never had more than a three-minute lead over a field controlled by Israel Start Up Nations and Jumbo Wisma. Caught in the last kilometers, Centrone and Paluta will nevertheless console themselves respectively with the blue jersey with polka dots and the GP of combativity.

In the final bump on the approach to Ceyzériat, one and a half kilometres from the line, Roglic, one of the favourites for the next Tour de France, placed an acceleration that eliminated all the pure sprinters, taking in his wheel, among others, Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas, also in preparation for the Grande Boucle. On the long final straight line, the Jumbo Wisma Dumoulin/Roglic duo launched at high speed and was overtaken in the last meters by Deceuininck QuickStep’s young Italian Andrea Bagioli. At only 21 years old, the man who wore the yellow jersey on the roads of the last Tour de l’Avenir, has his first professional race on his list of honours. Promising.

It should be noted that some of the leaders have had to pay a price in time after a tortuous and hilly final: Taaramae, Porte, Gesink and Froome. Tomorrow’s stage between Lagnieu and Lélex Monts Jura will be very hilly, with the climbers punching their way to the top.

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Day’s Withdrawals
No withdrawals
The map

Montréal la Cluse is a commune of 3500 inhabitants, in the heart of the Haut-Bugey. 15 mn from Oyonnax, it is ideally located, near the lake of Nantua. The commune is well served in terms of transport, as the Croix-Chalon station, the Nurieux TGV station and the entrance to the motorway are all within easy reach. 

Concerned about its economic offer and its land capacities, the municipality has worked to offer a pleasant and accessible living environment to its inhabitants. The municipality is home to some of the most renowned companies in its area and is therefore one of the main providers of employment in the region. 
The municipality has a diversified housing stock, and the occupancy rate of the almost saturated social housing stock is a testament to the attractiveness of Montréal la Cluse.
With 3 school groups (2 nursery schools and 1 primary school), Montréal la Cluse stands out for its sports facilities, which are very numerous and well attended. The local sports associations, dynamic and involved, are delighted to practice in such conditions.
Rich in history, the commune owns the Douglas Castle and its surrounding park. For a few years now, the park has been open to the population and allows everyone to go for walks in a calm and green environment. 

Totally inscribed in the intermunicipal dynamics of Haut Bugey, Montréal la Cluse offers a balanced living environment between the proximity of urban amenities (shops, services …) and a preserved nature.


With an attractive village centre, a well-structured commercial and artisanal activity and a dense and diversified associative, cultural and sporting life, the village of Ceyzériat still attracts a lot of interest.

Attractive by the quality of life it inspires, the commune of Ceyzériat effectively seduces by its character of a small town in the countryside. A communal forest of more than 250 hectares offers walkers, mushroom gatherers and other hunters a popular place to relax. The heights of Mont-July offer superb views over the Bresse plain, and walkers enjoy discovering, just a stone’s throw from the heart of the village, the sensitive natural area of the Vallon des Faulx, made famous by Alexandre Dumas.

The commune of Ceyzériat also has an important economic life, symbolized by the Bouvard company, an internationally renowned biscuit factory, or the cluster of departmental breeding organisations. Ceyzériat therefore strives to offer a double quality of life and welcome, also illustrated by the quality of its blossoming during the summer period.


The Communauté d’Agglomération du bassin de Bourg-en-Bresse is honoured to once again host the Tour de l’Ain. Rich in a wide variety of landscapes, between Bresse, Dombes and Revermont, the area is one of the most dynamic in the Ain, with a population that has been growing for 20 years. Its central city, Bourg-en-Bresse with its numerous services and infrastructures is attractive for the whole area.

Historically an agricultural area, it is distinguished by a remarkable gastronomy thanks to its PDO, poultry, turkey, cream, Bresse butter, Bugey and Comté wines. The sporting and cultural life is particularly rich all year round, supported by three professional sports clubs, hundreds of associations and departmental establishments such as the Theatre, the Conservatory, the Circus School or the Tannery. The area also has two tourist jewels, the Royal Monastery of Brou and the Camping and Leisure Base of La Plaine Tonique, which make it a place to welcome many visitors.

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