In 2010, the Tour’s first finish in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne was highly emotional, particularly for Sandy Casar, who proved the most canny member of a long-range breakaway. Five years later, Romain Bardet escaped from all his rivals on the final climb before going on to claim his first Tour stage victory. On the last occasion the race started in the home town of renowned knife manufacturer Opinel, the stage to Tignes couldn’t be completed due to a landslide: Egan Bernal took the lead in the overall classification on the basis of the times recorded on the Col de l’Iseran.
- Stage town for the 6th time
- Sub-prefecture of the department of Savoie (73)
- Population: 7,600 (Saint-Jeannais), 14,500 within the 14 communes comprising the Coeur de Maurienne Arvan municipality