Candidacy for the label is open to all cities that have hosted the Tour de France at least once since its creation in 1903.

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


© Ville d’Albertville

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