The Tour’s first stage finish in Saint-Gervais took place in 1990 and was claimed by Thierry Claveyrolat, who concluded a solo raid of almost 70 kilometres with a victory that also netted him the polka dot jersey, while Ronan Pensec stripped Steve Bauer of the Yellow Jersey by becoming the new race leader. Twenty-six years on, another Frenchman shone at the top of the Bettex climb: in addition to taking his second Tour stage win, Romain Bardet moved up from fifth to second place in the overall classification, which was dominated by Chris Froome.
- Stage town for the 4th time
- Mountain resort of Haute-Savoie (74)
- Population: 5,800 (Saint-Gervolains and Saint-Gervolaines), 800,000 in Haute-Savoie