Although they now play in the Pro D2 second division, Agen’s rugby players won eight French championship titles between 1930 and 1988. One of the town’s most famous sons was a certain Albert Ferrasse, president of the French rugby federation for 23 years, as well as president of the international rugby federation for seven years. The Tour’s only finish in the prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne, back in 1951, was historic. Following a 135-kilometre solo breakaway, Hugo Koblet took a decisive step towards winning the Tour on his debut appearance in the race. It was that day that the Swiss rider earned the nickname “the pedaller of charm”, the description appearing in the columns of Le Parisien Libéré.
- Stage town for the 5th time
- Prefecture of the department of Lot-et-Garonne (47)
- Population: 32,500 (Agenais)