Malaucène, set at the bottom of Mont Ventoux, has of course witnessed several passages of the Tour. But only once was a line drawn there: in 2013 Peter Sagan claimed an intermediate sprint ahead of Sylvain Chavanel and a little group of escapees, before Chris Froome, already wearing yellow, dominated his rivals at the summit of the Ventoux. Well before, in 1955, Ferdi Kübler completely broke down at the exit of the village before later falling several times on the road to Avignon and eventually retiring from the race. Those would be the last kilometres on the Tour of the winner of the 1950 edition.
Stage city for the 1st time
Common of Vaucluse (84)
Inhabitants: 2,950 (Malaucéens), 69,500 in the 25 commons of the Communauté d’agglomération Ventoux-Comtat Venaissin