Pau, the Tour capital of the Pyrenees has even created an open air museum in honour of La Grande Boucle named le Tour des Géants, and will welcome the event for the 8th consecutive time. Among the exploits that punctuated the romance between the town and the Tour, the most notable was the one managed by Jean Robic in 1947 who reached Pau with a 10'43'' advantage over Yellow Jersey René Vietto and that was just the beginning of his crazy comeback towards final victory in Paris. There is also the impressive performance of Julian Alaphilippe, boosted by his Yellow Jersey who went on to beat all the time-trial favourites in 2019. Pau loves the Tour and the Tour loves Pau!
Stage city for the 73rd time
Préfecture of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64)
Inhabitants: 77,600 (Palois), 162,000 in the 31 commons of the Communauté d’agglomération Pau Béarn Pyrénées