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

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