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Blog - Paris-Tours

The autumn classic which is also known as la classique des feuilles mortes which means the classic of the falling leaves ...

  • Added: wednesday 05 October 2016 at 22:50:00

    The Paris-Tours 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

    The Paris-Tours 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google EarthThis Sunday 9 October 2016 it's already time for the end of season classic in France, the 110th edition of Paris-Tours, which has the nickname of the classic of the falling leaves, just like its big brother Il Lombardia which took place last week. This year it will take place between Dreux in the Eure-et-Loir department and the Avenue de Grammont in Tours.

    As usual, this classic is one of the last races of the season in France and the riders will thus be willing to show what they're capable of once more just before we get in the winter rest period.

    In this article you'll find all you need to know about this end of season classic: the race route on Google Maps, and a downloadable version in Google Earth, the profile and the time- and route schedule.

    The Paris-Tours 2016 race route

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Tours| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: sunday 11 October 2015 at 18:23:00

    Matteo Trentin (Etixx-QuickStep) wins Paris-Tours 2015!

    Matteo Trentin (Etixx-QuickStep) wins Paris-Tours 2015!After 231 kilometers and a long breakaway, Matteo Trentin (Etixx-QuickStep) showed he was the strongest this afternoon in the Avenue de Grammont in Tours and thus won the 109th edition of Paris-Tours ahead of Tosh van der Sande (Lotto-Soudal).

    The summary of Paris-Tours 2015

    Very quickly after the start of this 109th edition of Paris-Tours at the end of the morning in Chartres a breakaway with no less than 31 riders was formed, after an attack from Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale).

    With the wind in the back, the average speed was quite high (this edition of the race actually had the fastest average speed in the history (49.677 km/h), and this group managed to extend its gap above 4 minutes. The Cofidis team did a lot of work leading the peloton, trying to bring down the gap on the breakaway, but at 31 and with a good collaboration between the different riders, this was an almost impossible ta ...

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  • Added: friday 09 October 2015 at 22:47:00

    The Paris-Tours 2015 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the participants list

    The Paris-Tours 2015 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the participants listThis Sunday 11 October 2015, it's time for the usual end of the season classic in France already, the 109th edition of Paris-Tours, which is also known as the classic of the falling leaves, just like its big brother Il Lombardia which took place last week. This year it'll take place between Chartres and the Avenue de Grammont in Tours.

    As usual, this classic is one of the last races of the season in France and the riders will thus want to show off before they get to their winter rest period.

    In this article you'll find all you need to know about this end of the 2015 season classic: the race route, the map on Google Maps and a downloadable version in Google Earth of the race route, the profile and the time- and route schedule. You'll also find the participants list with the bib numbers.

    The Paris-Tours 2015 race route

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Tours| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: sunday 12 October 2014 at 17:24:00

    Jelle Wallays beats Thomas Voeckler in Paris-Tours 2014, the breakaway till the end!

    Jelle Wallays beats Thomas Voeckler in Paris-Tours 2014, the breakaway till the end!Despite what most people expected, Paris-Tours 2014 was not decided in a sprint today! The breakaway (well, what was left of it) continued till the end and Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) managed to beat Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar).

    The summary of Paris-Tours 2014

    Immediately after the start, a breakaway was formed at the initiative of Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) who got company from Yoann Paillot (La Pomme Marseille 13), Cesare Benedetti (Team NetApp-Endura), Kevin van Melsen (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise). Two riders chasing behind them, Pierre Gouault (BigMat-Auber 93) and Julien Duval (Roubaix Lille Métropole), rapidly joined them and the breakaway of the day with 7 riders was thus complete.

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  • Added: saturday 11 October 2014 at 18:17:00

    The Paris-Tours 2014 race route in Google Maps/Google Earth

    The Paris-Tours 2014 race route in Google Maps/Google EarthTomorrow, Sunday 12 October 2014, it's time for the end of season classic in France, the 108th edition of Paris-Tours. This year it will take place between Bonneval (where the U23 race used to start) and the Avenue de Grammont in Tours.

    As usual, this classic is one of the last races of the season in France and the riders thus want to seize the opportunity to show themselves once more before the off season period.

    In this article you'll find all information about this end of the season 2014 classic: the race route on Google Maps and a downloadable version in Google Earth, the profile and the time- and route schedule.

    The Paris-Tours 2014 race route

    In the most recent history, tomorrow's start in Bonneval is probably the farthest start from Paris ever for Paris-Tours. After a start in Chartres in 2009, in La L ...

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  • Added: sunday 13 October 2013 at 18:02:00

    Paris-Tours 2013 ends in a sprint: John Degenkolb wins!

    Paris-Tours 2013 ends in a sprint: John Degenkolb wins!In the last race in line of the season in France, a group of 4 riders quickly got away from the peloton but in the end Aleksejs Saramotins (IAM Cycling) was the only one who managed to stay ahead. Unable to resist to a peloton which wanted the race to end in a sprint, the rider of the Swiss team was finally taken back as well. Several new attempts failed, except for the one by Jetse Bol (Belkin) who was still alone ahead when he arrived on the Avenue de Grammont in Tours but the Dutch rider couldn't resist to the peloton either and finally John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) won Paris-Tours 2013 in a sprint!

    The summary of Paris-Tours 2013

    Under quite cold temperatures, 191 riders came to sign the start list in Authon-du-Perche, before taking the start of the 107th edition of ...

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  • Added: friday 11 October 2013 at 0:39:00

    The Paris-Tours 2013 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the time- and route schedule

    The Paris-Tours 2013 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the time- and route scheduleAfter the 107th edition of the Classic of the falling leaves in Italy, the Tour of Lombardy - which was again won by Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), the 107th edition of Paris-Tours will take place this Sunday between Authon-du-Perche in the Eure-et-Loir department and the Avenue de Grammont in Tours.

    As usual, this classic is one of the last races of the season in France and the riders will thus want to show off at this occasion, just before the winter break.

    In this article you'll find all you need to know about this 2013 : end-of-season classic: the race route on Google Maps and a downloadable version of the race route in Google Earth, the profile and the time- and route schedule.

    The Paris-Tours 2013 race route

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Tours| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: sunday 07 October 2012 at 17:55:00

    Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) takes revenge Paris-Tours 2012

    Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) takes revenge Paris-Tours 2012Paris-Tours 2012 didn't end in a sprint, the final breakaway continued till the end! And in this breakaway, one rider was looking for revenge, Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team), who finished second behind Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) last year. The Italian rider won the race this afternoon in the Avenue de Grammont in Tours with the second* fastest average speed in the history of Paris-Tours!

    The summary of Paris-Tours 2012

    This morning at the start of Paris-Tours 2012 in Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais, the sun was having some difficulties getting through the clouds and the riders thus started under a grey sky but with dry weather in this 106th edition of Paris-Tours.

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  • Added: monday 01 October 2012 at 22:47:00

    The Paris-Tours 2012 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the time- and route schedule

    The Paris-Tours 2012 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the time- and route scheduleAfter the 106th edition of the Classic of the falling leaves in Italy, the Tour of Lombardy - won last Saturday by Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha Team), this Sunday we'll see the 106th edition of Paris-Tours take place between Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais in the Eure-et-Loir and the Avenue de Grammont in Tours.

    As usual, this classic is one of the last races of the season in France and the riders will thus want to show off at this occasion, just before the winter break.

    In this article you'll find all you need to know about this end-of-season classic: the race route on Google Maps and a downloadable version of the race route in Google Earth, the profile and the time- and route schedule.

    The Paris-Tours 2012 race route

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Tours| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: sunday 09 October 2011 at 22:50:00

    Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team), surprising winner of Paris-Tours 2011

    Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team), surprising winner of Paris-Tours 2011The 105th edition of the Classic of the falling leaves didn't end in a bunch sprint this afternoon in Tours. A leading duo which was part of a leading group of 21 riders, including most of the riders of the very first leading group of the day, continued till the end and of these two riders, the Belgian rider Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) attacked at the right moment to take the first place, ahead of Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team).

    The summary of Paris-Tours 2011

    Under a grey sky, the riders of the 105th edition of Paris-Tours started in Voves this morning. Before that, they of course came to sign the list of participants and not surprisingly there was quite a buzz around Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Highroad) when the rainbow jersey of the recent World Champion came to sign in.

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