Stage city for the 3rd time

Town of Savoie (73)

1,200 inhabitants (Valloirins)

It was in the resort of Valloire that two-time slalom world champion Jean-Baptiste Grange became one the best alpine skiers of his generation. Well before his birth, in 1972, the only stage finish of the Tour held in the municipality saw yellow jersey Eddy Merckx claim victory in a half-stage during which Luis Ocaña, suffering from his lungs, lost buckets of time. The road to the Belgian champion’s fourth title was clear.

Sculpture sur glace, Valloire © P. Delannoy/O.T. Valloire

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