Situated at a crossroads of valleys in the eastern part of the canton of Vaud, Aigle owes its prosperity to its development as a trade and transport hub. The town has become well known to cycling fans as the headquarters of the International Cycling Union. The sport’s ruling body moved into the velodrome that also houses the World Cycling Centre in 2002. Numerous Swiss, European and world championships have been held on the 200-metre wooden track, while the Tour de Romandie regularly holds stage starts in Aigle.
- First-time stage town
- Main town in the district of Aigle in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland
- Population: 10,200 (Aiglons and Aiglonnes)