Of course the riders of the Tour weren’t able to reach Tignes in 2019, stopped in their efforts by a landslide just after Val d’Isère. But the course of the event had already visited the resort for a finish and a first rest day in 2007. Well before, the village of Tignes that no longer exists due to the construction of a gigantic dam, had been visited by the Tour on three occasions. The last time was in 1949 at the heart of a stage going from Briançon to Aosta that saw Fausto Coppi attack on the Iseran and then capture the Yellow Jersey from the shoulders of Gino Bartali after a memorable battle between campionissimi.

Stage city for the 2nd time
Mountain resort of Savoie (73)
Inhabitants: 2,400 (Tignards), 16,300 in the 8 commons of the Communauté de communes de Haute-Tarentaise


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