9-time stage city
Préfecture of Aude (11)
47 100 inhabitants
The recent starts in Carcassonne have honoured off ensive riders ready to battle it out whatever their pedigree. In 2014, it was while heading to Bagnères-de-Luchon that Michael Rogers found a place among a large breakaway group that he eventually dominated in the fi nal part of the stage to go and capture his only victory on the Tour. Two years later, the voyage from Carcassonne to Montpellier ended with an outstanding fi nal in the wind involving Chris Froome and Peter Sagan. The Slovakian had the last word.
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