The Tour’s first visit to Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines dates back to 1986 for a team time trial in a race that was already shaping up to be eventful. The La Vie Claire team that featured Hinault and LeMond were clearly dominated that day by Laurent Fignon’s Système U. Since then, the city has become a cycling capital thanks to the velodrome that was opened there in 2014. It not only welcomes the most important track cycling events on the calendar on a regular basis, but is also the headquarters of the French Cycling Federation. This was the case in October with the World Championships and it will be the case again with 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.
- Stage town for the 2nd time
- Municipality comprising 12 communes in Yvelines (78)
- Population: 229,000 within the municipality (Saint-Quentinois and Saint-Quentinoises), 1,450,000 in the Yvelines