Stage city for the 5th time

Prefecture of Ain (01)

41 500 inhabitants (Burgiens)

www.bourgenbresse.fr

The prefecture of the Ain department awaited the 21st century to welcome the Tour de France and witness, in 2002, the first stage victory of future Green Jersey Thor Hushovd. Five years later, another sprinter, Tom Boonen lifted his arms at the finish and captured the green jersey that he would keep until Paris. An interesting statistic for the birth city of Daniel Morelon one of the most prestigious French champions of his era winning 11 Olympic and World championship medals on the track. More recently, during the 2012 Critérium du Dauphiné, Bradley Wiggins had sealed his overall success by claiming victory on a time-trial.

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