This 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 downloadale 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.
initially published on 23 August 2015 at 0.04AM, updated on 4 September at 10.30PM, on 9 September at 10.15AM, on 12 September at 9.45PM, on 13 September at 3.20PM and at 10.55PM (addition of the map), on 14 September at 12.30PM, on 17 September at noon, on 24 September at 9AM and at 1.30PM, on 27 September at 4.05PM, on 30 September at 10.40PM, on 6 October at 9.50AM and on 7 October at 10.25AM and at 9.05PM
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