Already the biathlon capital of France, Le “Grand-Bo” has become one of the Tour de France’s regular staging points in the 21st century, hosting six finishes. Several of these have been memorable, including Linus Gerdemann’s solo victory in 2007, when he also donned the yellow jersey. In 2009, Alberto Contador, second to Fränk Schleck on the stage and the eventual winner in Paris, extended his lead at the top of the overall classification. In 2018, Julian Alaphilippe claimed the first of his six victories in the race. And in 2021, after Dylan Teuns had taken the stage win, Tadej Pogacar bulldozed his rivals aside as he began a triumphant march towards Paris.
- Mountain resort in Haute-Savoie (74)
- Population: 2,200; 18,300 within the 12 communes comprising the Vallées de Thônes municipality; 829,000 in Haute-Savoie