The finish in Saint-Gaudens will be set at the bottom of the stands of the former Comminges motor race circuit, at the same place where André Darrigade, in 1959, had won the 13th of his 22 stages on the Tour. But that one was like no other, it was indeed the first after a mountainous course and the Frenchman had fought his way through the climbs making the best of the fact that Federico Bahamontès and Charly Gaul were closely watching each other on the Aspin and Peyresourde climbs. Saint-Gaudens also saw the first British rider in yellow (Tom Simpson in 1962) and Luis Ocaña conquer his first stage success on the Tour (1970). Dimitri Konyshev, in 1999, was the last stage winner there.
Stage city for the 15th time
Sous-préfecture of Haute-Garonne (31)
Inhabitants: 11,600 (Saint-Gaudinois), 44,200 in the 104 commons of the Communauté de communes Cœurs et Coteaux du Comminges