Stage city for the 1st time
Chef-lieu de canton of Vienne (86)
7 100 inhabitants (Chauvinois)
A communication crossroad between two ancient paths, one going from east to west and the other from north to South, Chauvigny plays a perfect role in orientating the riders towards a new heading. A newcomer on the map of the Tour, the city first hosted the Tour de l’Avenir before, like many great champions, going a step higher. Dutchman Koen De Kort, a precious team mate during his eight appearances on the Tour must still have a fond memory of Chauvigny having claimed the last victory of his career there… back in 2005.