This year's Tour de France sees the peloton visit the Tarentaise briefly en route from Bourg d'Oisans to the practically perfect Le Grand Bornand.
Les Arcs 1996 - scene of Indurain's downfall
|The doctor's car at Arc 1800, July 2009|
Bourg St Maurice 2009 - Armstrong and co stayed in Arc 1950; the poorer teams like Euskatel made do with Arc 1800
La Plagne - "it's Stephen Roche!!", visited in 1984, 1995 and 2002
Tignes 2007 - won by the (later disgraced) Rasmussen
Val d'Isere - visited in 1963, 1996 and 2007. At some point the Tour will make the climb to the top of the Col de l'Iseran. That's the hope, anyway