The Haute-Saône ski resort is hosting the Tour for the sixth time in 10 years, having made a sensational debut appearance on the race route in 2012. The stand-out performance that day came courtesy of Chris Froome. Two years later, it was Vincenzo Nibali who won in the Italian champion’s jersey, followed in 2017 by Fabio Aru. The Super Planche version of the final climb was then used by Dylan Teuns as the launch-pad towards his first Tour win in 2019. On the last visit on the penultimate day of the 2020 race, the only time trial that’s taken place at La Planche des Belles Filles saw a historic turnaround as Tadej Pogacar snatched the lead from his Slovenian compatriot Primoz Roglic.
- Stage finish for the 2nd time (1,140m), 4 finishes at La Planche des Belles Filles (1,035m)
- Summit (1,148m) in the Vosges massif in Haute- Saône (70)
- Moutain tourism resort within the commune of Plancher-les-Mines
- Population: 1,000 (Mainous and Mainouses), 235,600 in Haute-Saône