The Tour’s second visit to the Col de Granon invites a focus on the 1986 race, prior to which there had never been a finish at an altitude of more than 2,400m (a record that was raised to 2,642m in 2011 on the Col du Galibier). Shortly after setting off from Gap, Spaniard Eduardo Chozas embarked on a solo raid which ended with victory after 170 kilometres out on his own and featured the crossing of the Vars and Izoard passes. History also records that Bernard Hinault spent his last day in the Tour’s yellow jersey on that alpine stage, where he yielded the overall lead to his La Vie Claire team-mate Greg LeMond.
- Stage finish for the 2nd time
- Pass (2,413m) in the Cerces massif in Hautes-Alpes (05) in the Saint-Chaffrey commune
- Population: 1,600 (Chaffrelins and Chaffrelines), 141,000 in Hautes-Alpes