A privileged doorway to all the valleys of Savoie, the area's Préfecture saw the peloton go by on almost all editions of the Tour. However, it'll be the first time the City of Dukes hosts a stage finish after having welcomed an historic start in 1996. On that stage going to Les Arcs, Yellow Jersey Stéphane Heulot, struggling with a knee injury had been forced to quit the Tour. The climb to the ski resort then saw the end of the Indurain era when the Spaniard suffered a terrible setback, eventually finishing the stage far behind the new leader, Evgueni Berzin.
Prefecture of Savoie (73)
60 600 inhabitants
Jersey wearers after the stage 21
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