The ski resort that lies at the foot of the Plomb du Cantal welcomed the Tour de France peloton for the finish of the longest stage of the 1975 race. Extending to 260 kilometres and run through demanding terrain from Albi, the stage was marked, above all, by a general state of fatigue, not surprisingly after nine hours of racing. “Stand up, you dead men!” Antoine Blondin wrote in L’Équipe the following day. In 2016, Classics hunter Greg Van Avermaet won the stage and also took the Yellow Jersey on what was the first day in the mountains.

  • Stage town for the 3rd time
  • Mountain resort in the Massif Central in the department of Cantal (15)
  • Attached to the commune of Laveissière
  • Population: 600 (Lioranais), 144,000 in Cantal



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