1991 was a vintage year for Mâcon for two reasons, as it hosted the Tour de France for the first time, Miguel Induráin taking a decisive stage victory in a time trial on his way to his first overall title. A few weeks before that, a future football world champion, Antoine Griezmann, had been born here. Since 2006 and the last Tour finish that took place in the home town of writer and statesman Alphonse de Lamartine (victory going to Matteo Tossato), two starts have been held here. They inspired two Thomas’s known as breakaway specialists: Voeckler, who won in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine in 2012, and De Gendt, who won solo in Saint-Étienne in 2019.
- Stage town for the 7th time
- Prefecture of the department of Saône-et-Loire (71)
- Population: 34,500 (Mâconnais)