Tadej Pogacar was untroubled last summer when Patrick Konrad went solo to win, but the yellow jersey has a history of changing hands in Saint-Gaudens. In 1950, stage winner Gino Bartali persuaded all of his compatriots, including race leader Fiorenzo Magni, to withdraw on the grounds that he had been pushed around by overly exuberant fans on the Col d’Aspin, triggering a diplomatic spat between France and Italy. In 1955, Louison Bobet, on his way to a third successive win in Paris, took the yellow jersey from Antonin Rolland’s shoulders. Then, in 1962, Tom Simpson became the first British rider to wear the coveted jersey. Luis Ocana also took his first Tour victory in Saint- Gaudens in 1970.
- Stage town for the 16th time
- Sub-prefecture in Haute-Garonne (31)
- Population: 11,600 (Saint-Gaudinois and Saint-Gaudinoises), 44,200 in the 104 communes comprising the Cœur & Coteaux Comminges municipality