Morteau has a real passion for cycling. A stage town for the Tour de l’Avenir and the Tour de Romandie on several occasions, as well as being the traditional starting point for the Tour du Doubs, this watchmaking town also played host to the Route de France women’s race in 2012. The women’s section of the very dynamic and renowned local club, VC Morteau-Montbenoit, has become its standardbearer having produced two of France’s best racers, Juliette Labous and Évita Muzic. The men’s section of the club is proud to have had a number of well-known riders pass through its ranks, including Joël Pelier, Gilles Delion and New Zealander George Bennett.

- Commune in Doubs (25)
- Population: 6,900; 21,000 within the Val de Morteau municipality; 545,000 within the department of Doubs

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