The riders kick off in Castelnau-Magnoac, roughly 40 kilometres north of the Pyrenees. On flat to rolling roads the route heads northwards to cross the Garonne halfway. Then the parcours continues slighty more eastward in the direction of Cahors.
The route features two modest climbs in the last 55 kilometres. First the Côte de la cité médiévale de Lauzerte (2 kilometres at 6.2%) and then the Côte Saint-Daunès (1.6 kilometres at 6.3%). Roughly 8 kilometres after that last one the route descends onto the flat run-in to the line. The last kilometre rises false flat.
A bunch sprint is the most likely outcome, but since La Grande Boucle is almost three weeks underway nothing is certain. In last year’s 19th stage the breakaway battled it out for the win on a similar route. Matej Mohoric left his fellow attackers behind in the last 24 kilometres and he soloed to victory in Libourne.
The winner in Cahors succceeds another pure bred attacker. In 1994, Jacky Durand took the spoils in the only ever Tour de France finish in the medieval wine town.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
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