The Olympic city of 1992 had to wait until 1998 to become a stage city of the Tour: on the occasion of the first and only finish in Albertville, Jan Ullrich beat Yellow Jersey Marco Pantani, who would later win the Tour in Paris, after a tremendous battle on the Madeleine. Albertville then only witnessed starts that would always launch spectacular riders on the attack towards the summits: Pierre Rolland at La Toussuire (2012), Romain Bardet at Saint-Gervais - Mont Blanc (2016), Geraint Thomas who won at La Rosière (2018) and captured the Yellow Jersey, and Vincenzo Nibali at Val Thorens (2019).
Stage city for the 6th time
Sous-préfecture of Savoie (73)
Inhabitants: 19,800 (Albertvillois), 60,200 in the 39 commons of the Communauté d’agglomération Arlysère