This Hautes-Alpes ski resort was created in 1966, but it wasn’t until 2013 that it welcomed cycling’s elite. That year, the Critérium du Dauphiné riders contested the “queen stage” here, victory going to Samuel Sánchez, the 2008 Olympic champion in Beijing. The leader’s jersey that day was on Chris Froome’s shoulders. After winning the Dauphiné, he would go on to take his first Tour de France title in the race’s 100th edition. Three years later, the Briton won the Dauphiné for a third time, his victory clinched on the climb to Superdévoluy, where his compatriot Steve Cummings was the stage winner.

  • First-time stage town
  • Alpine mountain resort in the department of Hautes-Alpes (05)
  • Located in the commune of Dévoluy
  • Population: 910 (Dévoluards), 140,000 in Hautes-Alpes

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