Nestled in a looping meander of the River Lot, the city that boasts the impressive, UNESCO World Heritage Site-classified Valentré Bridge and is the birthplace of French national rugby coach Fabien Galthié has always favoured daring cyclists. By racing in this way, Jacky Durand, wearing the French champion’s jersey, celebrated victory here in the 1994 Tour after a courageous solo breakaway. Adopting the same philosophy, Christophe Laporte got the better of his sprint rivals last July thanks to a huge effort that began a kilometre from the line and resulted in him scooping the only French stage victory of the 2022 edition.
- Prefecture of the Lot (46)
- Population: 19,900 (Cadurciens and Cadurciennes), 43,300 within the 36 communes comprising the Grand Cahors municipality; 174,100 in the Lot