This village in the Lot is taking its place within the club that includes all of the Tour stage towns, but the older inhabitants of Marival almost certainly made the trip to Figeac in 2004 to watch the finish of the 11th stage. The characteristics of the stage were bound to appeal to David Moncoutié, a committed breakaway specialist and, significantly, the only rider from the Lot in the peloton. As he often used to try his luck, it was no surprise to find him in the break, but on that occasion he managed to drop his two rivals, Juan Antonio Flecha and Egoi Martinez, in the final. The former Cofidis climber remains one of the few riders to have won in his home department.

  • First-time stage town
  • Main town in a canton in Lot (46)
  • Population: 1,300 (Marivalois and Marivaloises), 45,000 in the 92 communes comprising the Grand-Figeac municipality, 174,000 in Lot

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