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While the official announcement will only be done on Wednesday 22 October in the Palais des Congrès in Paris, you probably know by now that every year early September you can find the first rumours about the upcoming Tour de France race route here, in this case for the ...> Read the whole story | 1086 comments | shown 169784x
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.
Tomorrow, 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 ...> Read the whole story | 1 comment | shown 5859x