The harbour city of the Morbihan area is one of the privileged stops of the Tour. The last finish there was in 2006 and the splendid solo victory of Sylvain Calzati. In 2018, a start was given there of a stage going to Quimper where Green Jersey record holder, Peter Sagan triumphed. Lorient was also a key place towards final victory during the 1956 Tour de France: indeed a breakaway group took off and reached Angers with an advantage of over 18 minutes on the peloton. Among the escapees, Roger Walkowiak captured the Yellow Jersey. He would lose it for a period but eventually ended up being the surprise champion in Paris.
Stage city for the 13th time
Sous-préfecture of Morbihan (56)
Inhabitants: 57,500 (Lorientais), 201,000 in the 25 commons of the Communauté d’agglomération Lorient Agglomération