Life-size playground, La Manche, regularly hosts major international events: the endurance event of the 2014 World Equestrian Games in the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel and the Horse-ball event being demonstrated in the horse club of Saint-Lô. This site is a stronghold of sports competition as attested by the 100,000 spectators welcomed each year, including more than 25,000 on the Normandy Horse Show.
The 360 kilometers of coast offer an exceptional reception area for many important events. Each year, the Channel hosts a stage of the Tour de France sailing and in 2018, the World University Championship was held for a week.
Traditionally acquired in cycling, the Channel has had the opportunity to host in 2013 a stage against the clock of the Tour de France and, in 2016, the grand start of the Tour de France has met an incredible craze and know-how. Strong place of the French Cyclo-cross, Flamanville will receive, on January 11 and 12, 2020, the championships of France having regularly hosted since 2013 the Coupe de France.
The Channel is also a land of top-level athletes with titles such as world champions in riding Eric Levallois and Reynald Angot, in kayak-polo Maxime Gohier (triple champion) and Yves-Marie Denis, Benoît Cosnefroy in cycling (champion of hopeful world in 2017) and Eric Delaunay, 7th in the last Olympic Games, world and European champion. Collectively, JS Hand Cherbourg, professional club, has federated thousands of spectators for many years and consistently