In 1947, Libourne was the scene of the domination of Jacques Anquetil when the rider from Normandy, already wearing yellow impressively won a time-trial in rainy and windy conditions. With two days to go before the first of his five successes on the Tour, Anquetil confirmed his total control on that edition. André Darrigade would then win in Tours before triumphing again in the Parc des Princes, giving the French National team a thirteenth stage success that year. Libourne hosted another time-trial in 1992 but it was competed by teams and won by the Panasonic squad. It was also, since the previous day, the beginning of Pascal Lino’s long journey in yellow.
Stage city for the 4th time
Sous-préfecture of Gironde (33)
Inhabitants: 25,000 (Libournais), 91,500 in the 45 commons of the Communauté d’agglomération du Libournais