Stage city for the 7th time

Sous-prefecture of Aveyron (12)

22 500 inhabitants (Millavois)

www.millau.fr

While Ferdi Kübler conquered the first of his five stage wins in Millau back in 1954, it was in 2004 that the prefecture of Aveyron really made the world headlines with the inauguration of its viaduct that remains the highest on the planet. Since then, the peloton has had the opportunity to salute this concrete giant on several occasions, riding along the Tarn river some 230m beneath the viaduct. The last visit of the Tour, in 2018 saw the riders gather together for a start in Millau for a stage heading to Carcassonne where Danish rider Magnus Cort Nielsen proved to be the fastest of the last three escapees of the day.

Viaduc, Millau © Thinkstock

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