Exhibition run 04/29/2018

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Three days before the start of the race, the seafaring giants will have an opportunity to carry out final adjustments on a non-competitive exhibition run, over a distance of 100 nautical miles along the coast of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. After having followed the coastline from Nice to Saint-Tropez, the Ultims will raise the pace on the way back, on a loop that will take in Menton, providing them with a good means of gauging their speed in comparison to their rivals.

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With 300 days of sunshine annually and five million visitors per year, Nice is the second biggest tourist destination in France and also possesses the 2nd ranked international airport in France, with more than 12 million passengers per year. The attractive and dynamic fifth biggest city in France has also become, over the years, an exceptional venue for major international sporting events such as the Alpes-Maritimes Marathon, the IRONMAN event and the Paris-Nice cycling race, as well a host to occasional major events that have found excellent reception and organisational conditions in Nice: the ice skating world championships in 2012, the 100th edition of cycling’s Tour de France in 2013, the European Masters Games in 2015 and more recently, football’s Euro 2016 with four matches that attracted more than 135,000 spectators to the Allianz Riviera and 175,000 visitors to the Fan Zone. Indeed, Nice was elected by the public as the most popular host city in...

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