Candidacy for the label is open to all cities that have hosted the Tour de France at least once since its creation in 1903.

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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