Stage city for the 2nd time

Chef-lieu de canton of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)

7 300 inhabitants (Sisteronais)

www.sisteron.fr

The only time the peloton of the Tour de France stopped in Sisteron was back in 2010 for the start of a stage going to Bourg-lès-Valence. Like for most stages in the Drôme area, the stage had finished with a bunched sprint. Almost unbeatable back then when he wore the jersey of the HTC-Columbia team, Mark Cavendish had that day won his 13th stage on the Tour, but also lost his dedicated lead-out man Mark Renshaw who was to be disqualified for a head butt on New-Zealander Julian Dean.

© Mairie de Sisteron
Citadel of Sisteron and rooftops in summer light with clouds. The Sisteron Citadel and its fortifications is located in the Southern Alps (Alpes de Haute Provence) in the Durance Valley. France © Getty Images/F. Roux

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