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Baden, in the canton of Aargau, roughly twenty kilometres from Zurich, will be the starting point of the Gravel Trans Jura! Situated at the foot of the Lägern, the easternmost foothills of the Jura, the town of Baden has a population of just under 24,000. Baden is rich in culture, famous for its picturesque old town and especially for its thermal baths. The history of the spa town dates back to the 1st century, when the Romans began to use the warm thermal springs. As a multiple-stage venue of the Tour de Suisse and host of the international Süpercross cyclocross race (2011 – 2020), Baden is synonymous with cycling and bicycles.


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The Gravel Trans Jura goes all the way to Nyon. This ‘spick-and-span’ little town is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, halfway between Geneva and Lausanne, amid the vineyards of La Côte. The town of Nyon was founded in the Middle Ages, on the site of a Roman colony founded by Julius Caesar 2,000 years ago. The many remnants from the times of the Celtic Helvetians and the Romans, and from the Middle Ages, bear witness to its eventful history. The castle of Nyon was built in the 12th century and converted in the 16th. It has a rare Savoyard and Bernese influence. Nyon is a city of sports but also of culture. Known for the Paléo Festival it is also home to the headquarters of UEFA, the European Football Union. Nyon is also closely linked to cycling: Whether as a stage arrival of this year’s Tour de Romandie Feminine, the European Road Championships 2014 or an international cyclo-cross race.

 


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