Before hosting the Tour de France, the Col du Grand Colombier was the site for a Tour de l’Avenir finish in 1980, when Russian rider Sergei Soukhoroutchenkov, then considered the Bernard Hinault of the East, scored one of his rare victories in Western Europe. Much later, Thibaut Pinot confirmed his status as a great hope by winning a stage here in the 2011 Tour de l’Ain. The Tour then ventured here in 2012 and again in 2017, while the first summit finish took place in 2020, when Tadej Pogacar made a big impression in the Slovenian duel with Primoz Roglic, who was still in yellow at that point in the race.

  • Stage finish for the 2 nd time
  • Summit (1,531m) in the Jura massif in Ain (01)
  • Population: 653,000 in Ain

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