“Little town, big reputation!” Proud of its motto, set around its fluvial harbour that welcomes the boats coming from the ocean after going up the Villaine river, Redon will welcome the Tour back ten years after a sprint finish won by American Tyler Farrar on the 4th of July 2011, on Independence Day. Led out that day by Yellow Jersey Thor Hushovd in person, Farrar crossed the line joining his hands to form a “W”, as a tribute to his friend Wouter Weylandt, who had tragically died after a crash during the Giro a few weeks earlier.
Stage city for the 2nd time
Sous-préfecture of Ille-et-Vilaine (35)
Inhabitants: 9,000 (Redonnais), 66,300 in the 31 commons of the Communauté d’agglomération Redon Agglomération