Stage cities

Brest

29-time stage city
Sous-préfecture of Finistère (29)
143 900 inhabitants, 400 000 inhabitants for the 89 commons of Pays de Brest

www.brest.fr
www.pays-de-brest.fr

In the spirit of the creators of the Tour, the extreme western tip of the French territory represented both a symbolic and a sporting objectif, especially because the Paris-Brest-Paris classic had already witnessed quite some success after only two editions (1891 and 1901). The challenge of taking the peloton all the way to the tip of Brittany was taken on in 1906 and the city became a traditional passage until 1931. Despite the fact that the visits were spaced in time, Brest welcomed the Grand Départ on three occasions in 1952, 1974 and 2008.

Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan

2-time stage city
Summit (293m) of the Armoricain hills Guerlédan
New common of Côtes-d’Armor (22) born from the merger on the 1st of January 2017 of Mûr-de-Bretagne and Saint-Guen
2 600 inhabitants, 616 000 in Côtes-d’Armor 

www.murdebretagne.net
www.cotesdarmor.fr

Known as the “Alpe d’Huez of Brittany”, the Mûr de Bretagne hill, a long uphill straight of 2 kilometres, has already welcomed two stage finishes, won in 2011 by the future winner of the Tour, Cadel Evans and in 2015 by Alexis Vuillermoz. Concerning Guerlédan, mainly known until now for its artificial lake, it is now the name of the common uniting Mûr de Bretagne and Saint-Guen

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