Interview - 08/10 - 17:56

Lewis Askey: "Normally, I don’t have the right to miss a sprint like this"

"I’m always disappointed when I miss the win, and that’s the case here because I feel I missed something. In a few weeks, I’ll probably be happy with the race I just had, but right now, it’s too early. At this moment, it’s disappointment. I felt, from the start, that I was in good shape. I felt it on the bike all day, except when I found myself...

Interview - 08/10 - 17:40

Riley Sheehan : "I couldn't believe it"

"Yesterday, I was just happy to be back racing in France. [To win] I couldn't believe it… I had no expectation but I knew we had a good team. In the final, we had the good numbers and I knew that I can try. It's super special for me [to be the first american to win Paris-Tours]. It's a really hard time in US with the lack of big races. This year, I wanted to prove for...

The stage film - 08/10 - 17:16

Sheehan, the huge American surprise

A crazy race, a completely undecided scenario in the hot dust of the vineyard paths, and a completely new winner: it's Riley Sheehan, a trainee with Israel-Premier Tech, who won this 117th Paris-Tours after a very close sprint against his four breakaway companions. It's the first victory for the 23-year-old American. A major first, too, for the United States, which had never...

News - 07/10 - 18:06

Info with one day to go

The 117th edition of Paris-Tours, which will start on Sunday in Chartres, features a route of 213.9 km, including eight climbs and ten paths in the final 67 kilometers.
It will be a time for big farewells for some figures of the peloton. Among them, two former wearers of the Yellow Jersey, Tony Gallopin and Greg Van Avermaet, who respectively won the race in the U23 category...

News - 05/10 - 18:09

A new generation rises in Paris-Tours

Paris–Tours Espoirs —where classics men are forged  

Paris–Tours, one of the oldest races on the pro calendar, also provides an arena for the champions of tomorrow to show their talent. Successive generations of cyclists will parade on Avenue de Grammont during the day. The successor to the Norwegian Per Strand Hagenes at the top of the podium of...

News - 04/10 - 13:43

Greg Van Avermaet: "I want to make an impact on the race, one last time"

Greg, you will hang up your racing number for the last time this sunday between Paris and Tours. A classic that you won in 2011, by the way. What does this victory mean in your career?
It's really the first major classic I won. I had won races before, but this was different. Paris-Tours is on another level. Winning it made me realize that I could win big races. I've always...

News - 29/09 - 13:00

High noon for Démare et Laporte

After five editions featuring vineyard tracks, Paris–Tours continues to stand out for how unpredictable the fight for the win can be, from a small group of tough guys trading blow after blow to the fast men turning on the afterburners in a bunch sprint. The only thing that has remained almost immutable, with or without vineyards, with or without wind, has been Arnaud Démare...

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