Stage city for the 27th time

Prefecture of Haute-Garonne (31)

466,300 inhabitants (Toulousains)

The Pink City featured in the inaugural edition of the Tour in 1903. Several years later, in 1908, Lucien Petit-Breton won a stage there before conquering his second Grande Boucle. Exactly like Gino Bartali in 1948, in the middle of his victorious battle with a young Louison Bobet. In the 21st century, the two finishes in Toulouse ended went to breakaway Juan Antonio Flecha in 2003 and Mark Cavendish, the sprinter with the most Tour stage wins, in 2008.

Place du Capitole, Toulouse © Getty Images/iStockphoto/ L. Andronov

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