Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

Among the paths going to Santiago de Compostela, the itinerary starting in Le Puy was named Via Podiensis. Not as long as the famous pilgrimage but a lot faster, the last stage having left Le Puy-en-Velay in 1996, had finished in Super-Besse with the victory of Denmark's Rolf Sorensen. Several years earlier in 1990, it was after a start in Le Puy that Spaniard Marino Lejarreta had claimed his only stage win on the Tour at the summit of the Causse Noir in Millau.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation, le Puy-en-Velay © Thinkstock
4-time stage city
Prefecture of Haute-Loire (43)
19 300 inhabitants

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