Much of section between Villefranche and Baraqueville has been recently resurfaced, smooth and grippy!!
Two ways to do this,best bit is the D911 West of Villefranche, an interesting road, quite quick and varied corners.
Northern loop using D1 from Rodez to Villefranche is a good quick road but the D911 to the south of Rodez is better.
Cahors a very pretty town, got some great open air restaurants in the town square.