It was already on the occasion of a stage starting in Blagnac and designed on a similar course that Pierre-Henri Menthéour had clinched the only stage victory on the Tour of his career in 1984. Since then, the final straight during the 2015 edition was staged just a few hundred metres away from the famous gothic cathedral. Outsprinting Peter Sagan in a two-man sprint, Greg Van Avermaet had ended his long run of second positions there.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Rodez © D. Viet CRT Midi-Pyrénées
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