There used to be Paris-Vierzon that became Paris-Chalette-Vierzon in 2003. The city has also welcomed Paris-Nice and the Tour de l’Avenir. But never before la Grande Boucle… By stopping in the sous-préfecture of Cher, after Bourges (1973) and Saint-Amand-Montrond (2001, 2008 and 2013), the Tour finally “wanted to see Vierzon” as Jacques Brel’s song goes. It’ll be an opportunity to remember two local champions: Georges Meunier, a great cyclo-cross rider who won two stages in the Tour (1951 and 1953), and fast man Jean Graczyk who claimed five and conquered the Green Jersey twice in Paris, (1958 and 1960).
Stage city for the 1 st time
Sous-préfecture of Cher (18)
Inhabitants: 26,000 (Vierzonnais), 40,800 in the 17 commons of the Communauté de communes Vierzon-Sologne-Berry et Villages de la Forêt