All towns and cities that have hosted the Tour de France and the Tour de France Femmes avec ZWIFT at least once since the creation of these two events are eligible.

Recent starts in Carcassonne have favoured attackers willing to take a chance, whatever their pedigree. In 2014, on a stage that headed to Luchon, Michael Rogers joined the breakaway and ultimately emerged as the strongest man in it to claim his only Tour victory. The 2016 Carcassonne-Montpellier stage ended with a famous duet between Chris Froome and Peter Sagan, the final word going to the Slovak. It was thanks to a solo attack of more than 40 kilometres that Bauke Mollema won the Carcassonne-Quillan stage of the 2021 Tour.

  • Stage town for the 12th time
  • Prefecture of Aude (11)
  • Population: 47,500 (Carcassonnais and Carcassonnaises), 116,000 in the 83 communes comprising the Greater Carcassonne municipality, 373,000 in the department

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