On Thursday, July 1st 2021, the “KM 97” event of the Banana of Guadeloupe & Martinique took place in Ecueillé during stage 6 Tours-Châteauroux, with the participation of Nelson Monfort, invited by UGPBAN.
Popotte, the mascot of the Banana of Guadeloupe & Martinique with the carnival group Ethnic’97.
Official supplier of the Tour de France for the second year in a row, the bananas of Guadeloupe & Martinique were collected this year for the benefit of the Restos du Coeur charity of Indre-et-Loire.
100 bananas offered for each cyclist passing the KM 97 in Ecueillé.
The day started at the Tour de France Village in downtown Tours, with a quiz on the Podium reserved for the public. It was the opportunity to learn more about the Banana of Guadeloupe & Martinique, and goodies were distributed to the winners.
Then came the time to watch the cyclists pass the “KM 97” in Ecueillé, with animations organized by UGPBAN. The Banana of Guadeloupe & Martinique was honored by a tasting with Jean-Christophe Michelet, twice world jam maker champion of Confituriers 2019. For the event, he created a special jam from bananas of Guadeloupe & Martinique, together with Frédéric Jaunault, MOF Primeur Fruit and Vegetables 2011 and ambassador of the Banana of Guadeloupe & Martinique.
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