Around 130 cyclists took part in the 160km race that was part of the Division Nationale 2 competition with teams from across France heading to this southern corner of the Dordogne.
Teams were made up of six cyclists, with full support vehicles following behind and team supporters stood at the side of the road ready to hand over drinks.
A strong wind helped and hindered as the race took in some steep slopes and longer hills as the peleton zipped through the forests and honey coloured villages of the area.
Four hours or so after setting off, French man Bastien Duculty broke away from a small group to cross the line first and stand on top of the podium, with the excitement of the day still spinning over the hillsides.
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