The “Pearl of the Cantabrian coast” has featured in 30 editions of the Vuelta. But it’s also the Spanish city that has the longest history with the Tour. It was the first to play host to it, in the middle of the 1949 edition, by which point the six Spaniards who had lined up at the start had already abandoned! Louis Caput won the stage at the end of a breakaway. The Tour’s most memorable stay in Saint-Sébastien was in 1992, when Miguel Indurain was the hero thanks to his victory in the prologue. The next day, Dominique Arnould also distinguished himself by fending off the fast-closing peloton to record the most beautiful victory of his career.
- Stage town for the 4th time
- Capital of the province of Guipuscoa in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country
- Population: 189,000 (Donostiens and Donostiennes), 720,000 in the province of Guipuscoa