Troyes is on the winners list of the most sporting cities in France. A distinction given out by newspaper  L'Équipe in 2005 which coincides with the last visit of the Grande Boucle. But the Prefecture of Aube is  also home to quite a brotherhood of riders, the Simon who all managed great performances on the  roads of the Tour. In 1983, Pascal, the eldest, was even one of the heroes wearing the Yellow Jersey for seven days before being forced to quit because of a broken scapula. His youngest brother François did  just as well in 2001 capturing the Yellow Jersey while the other brothers, Régis and Jérôme both won  stages.

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, Troyes © Thinkstock
8-time stage city
Prefecture of Aube (10)
60 000 inhabitants

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