The Hautes-Pyrénées municipality is appearing on the Tour map for the first time, but its fame has already spread worldwide thanks to its most famous son, who could only be a rugby player. Antoine Dupont first played the game at the inappropriately- named Magnoac Football Club, long before playing for Stade Toulousain, with whom he has won the French championship (2019 and 2021) and the European Cup (2021). France’s scrum-half, named best player at the 2020 Six Nations Championship, is frequently lauded with the unofficial title of best number nine on the planet, a status he’ll be aiming to live up to as the 2023 World Cup in France approaches.
- First-time stage town
- Town in Hautes-Pyrénées (65)
- Population: 800 (Magnoacais and Magnoacaises), 225,000 in Hautes-Pyrénées