The department of Cantal’s prefecture is also the historic capital of the umbrella industry, although the Tour’s riders have generally reached it without a hitch on the six stage finishes that have taken place here. The race’s last finish in Aurillac back in 2008 provided a precious memory for Luis León Sánchez, as he claimed his first Tour stage win after dropping all of his rivals on a descent, which was one of his preferred strategies when he had victory in his sights. 2012 Tour winner Bradley Wiggins also recorded a notable performance in Aurillac, winning a stage of the Tour de l’Avenir here in 2005.
- Stage town for the 9th time
- Prefecture of the department of Cantal (15)
- Population: 26,000 (Aurillacois)