The stage film - 07/10 - 17:37

Andersen solos home like a boss

The new format of Paris–Tours, which underwent a radical change with the introduction of unpaved vineyard tracks, set the stage for a thrilling showdown in the final 60 kilometres as the new difficulties blew the peloton apart. AG2R La Mondiale and Quick-Step, particularly Niki Terpstra, lit the fireworks, but Søren Kragh Andersen was the smartest rider in a three-man...

News - 06/10 - 18:16

D-1: Paris-Tours News

The 112th edition of Paris-Tours, with a course enhanced by new difficult sections, could lead to an unusual scenario favouring longer attacks from riders like Philippe Gilbert, Tiesj Benoot or Oliver Naesen, who could outwit the sprinters teams. The fallen leaves classic will also be the final classic of two French riders putting and end to their career, Sylvain Chavanel and...

News - 02/10 - 11:46

Crossing the vine

The 112th edition of Paris–Tours will get going on Sunday, 7 October at 11:25 am with sprinters such as Dylan Groenewegen, Arnaud Démare and André Greipel tackling their last major race of the season. The major changes to this year's course could well play into the hands of long-range attackers who can break the sprinters' teams. It is the ideal scenario for...

News - 05/09 - 12:38

Harvest time for the classics hardmen

The 112th edition of Paris–Tours will take place on 7 October on a revamped course that could change the flavour of the race. The route has been shortened to 211 km (versus 234 km in 2017) and peppered with seven climbs and 12.5 km of vineyard tracks in the final 50 kilometres! A total of 154 riders representing 22 teams will take part in the race. Sprinters such as Arnaud...

News - 28/06 - 17:31

Paris-Tours evolves !

Past winners of Paris-Tours are equally split between sprinters and attackers capable of surprising the peloton with a powerful late-race charge. Nothing is written in stone, but there will be more possibilities for the strongest attackers starting in the next edition of the race. The start will take place in a familiar setting after the large turnouts in Chartres in 2015 and...

News - 28/05 - 14:16

Two in a row for Gaviria?

It will soon be time to take stock of the season, but before then Paris-Tours is the final opportunity to shine on a prestigious classic. For some it will be the chance to give a fine finish to a season already crowned with success, whilst for others a victorious punch of the air will help them to forget the grimaces and missed opportunities they have experienced since the...

News - 09/05 - 08:18

Matteo Trentin offers the hat-trick to quick step floors!

The stars of the peloton in Brou for the 111th Paris-Tours

They were 172 this morning congregated on the City Hall square in Brou, charming town from the Eure-et-Loire department that was hosting the 111th edition of the Classic of the fallen leaves. In a familial atmosphere and under a mild although grey sky...

News - 07/05 - 17:57

D-1: Paris-Tours News

Set just one week before the Doha World Championship, the 2016 edition of Paris-Tours had seen its route amputated from the two difficulties usually livening up its final 10 kilometres. As Cédric Coutouly, one of the race directors explains, the route had been modified in order to suit sprinters preparing for the big day: « The 2016 World...

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