Football is king in the fiefdom of AS Saint-Étienne, but cycling has also carved out its own niche in the city, thanks to numerous finishes that have taken place on the Cours Fauriel or outside “the Cauldron” that is the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. In addition to the 26 Tour de France finishes, the city of Roger Rivière, Gilles Delion and Cyril Dessel has hosted the Critérium du Dauphiné 25 times and Paris-Nice 60 times. On the Dauphiné’s last visit in 2017, it was Thomas De Gendt who won in a breakaway, laying the ground for a success he would repeat two years later at the Tour.

  • Stage town for the 27th time
  • Prefecture of Loire (42)
  • Population: 174,300 (Stéphanois and Stéphanoises), 403,000 in the 53 communes comprising the Saint-Étienne Métropole municipality

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