Stage city for the 2nd time
Chef-lieu de canton of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)
7 300 inhabitants (Sisteronais)
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.