Tony Gallopin literally illuminated the Besançon Oyonnax stage of the 2014 Tour. While he had just lost his Yellow Jersey to Vincenzo Nibali the previous day, the Frenchman made the best of a tricky final part. Caught by the likes of Peter Sagan, Michal Kwiatkowski and Michael Rogers, he again managed to power away 2.5 kms from the finish and remained clear of the pack. Unforgettable! But Oyonnax had witnessed another great moment of cycling long before that date, in 1965 during the Critérium du Dauphiné when Jacques Anquetil had won there and captured the leader’s jersey on the way to his famous double: Critérium — Bordeaux-Paris in 24 hours!
Stage city for the 2nd time
Chef-lieu de canton of Ain (01)
Inhabitants: 22 500 (Oyonnaxiens), 63 500 in the 42 commons of the Communauté d’agglomération Haut-Bugey Agglomération