Professional cycling criteriumAugust 6, 2022 / Dun le Palestel
Dun le Palestel

Dun Cycling Night

August 6, 2022

Every year, on the first Saturday of August, on the occasion of the Professional Cycling Criterium, the city of Dun le Palestel receives many professional cyclists, including the greatest who participate in the Tour de France. This event attracts an average of 12,000 spectators, from Creuse and the surrounding area, very often loyal to this great appointment.


Professional cycling criterium at night

Created in 1965, the Dun le Palestel cycling night is one of the oldest events of its kind.

The international cycling criterium is a major event of the season in Limousin. Due to its quality and free access to the circuit, it is an undeniable success whose reputation is confirmed over the years thanks also to a serious and dedicated team of volunteers.

A secure circuit and renowned professional riders

The circuit laid out in the middle of Dun le Palestel’s town center of 1500 meters and perfectly lit allows the numerous spectators to follow in real time the slightest evolution thanks to an excellent sound system.

The day after the Tour de France, still scheduled a fortnight after the arrival on the Champs Elysees, the event brings together professional riders in the limelight, but also seasoned amateurs.

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