The four finishes that have taken place in Foix have smiled on some daring riders. This was the case in 2008 for Kurt Asle Arvesen, who outsprinted his last two breakaway companions, Alessandro Ballan and Martin Elmiger. In 2012, it was Luis Leon Sanchez’s turn to taste success after jumping away from his breakaway rivals when the Château de Foix was in view. Five years later, on an ultra-short stage of 101km that took place on Bastille Day, Warren Barguil proved quickest in a four-up sprint against Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa to take his first Tour victory. Finally, in 2019, the finish line was located on the heights of Prat d’Albis overlooking Foix, where Simon Yates was victorious.
- Stage town for the 7th time
- Prefecture of Ariège (09)
- Population: 10,000 (Fuxéens and Fuxéennes), 157,000 in Ariège