This small medieval town in the Ain owes part of its charm to the market hall that houses one of France’s most popular traditional markets. While this is the first time that the Tour de France has ventured here, the town does know some of its champions, having welcomed them during the Critérium du Dauphiné and Paris-Nice a while back, and even more regularly during the Tour de l’Avenir and the Tour de l’Ain. The last visit made by the Tour de l’Avenir under23 race was in 2012, when Moreno Hofland won the second stage. More recently, the last edition of the Tour de l’Ain started in Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, British rider Jake Stewart winning a stage that finished at Val-Revermont

  • Stage town for the 1st time
  • Municipality in Ain (01)
  • Population: 4,900 (Châtillonnais and Châtillonnaises), 39,000 within the 36 communes comprising the Dombes municipality

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