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

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

    After what was most probably the start location the farthest away from Paris for Paris-Tours in the recent history, in Bonneval in 2014, the start was a bit cloaser in 2015 in Chartres and will be even more with the start this Sunday in Dreux.

    The distance of the 2016 edition of the race is a bit longer than the previous editions with 252.5 kilometers compared to 231 last year, 237.5 in 2014, 235 in 2013, 235.5 in 2012, 230.5 in 2011 and 233 in 2010. After the start from the Place Anatole France in Dreux at 10.50AM, the riders will follow the rue Saint-Thibault (D20), and in Vernouillet the rue Nicolas Robert, route de Garnay (D311.1) and finally in Garnay the rue de Dreux, rue de la Blaise (D311.4) to get on the D928 where the kilometer zero will be at 5.75 km from the initial start location, at 11.05AM. They'll follow this departmental road till Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais and then continue straight south down to Illiers-Combray, where they'll continue south-east towards Bonneval, the start location in 2014. That's where they get back on the usual race route of Paris-Tours. The feeding zone will still be in Vendôme.

    In the final part of the race, the riders will still climb the Côte de Crochu, at 25.5 kilometers from the finish line, but the final part of the race is slightly modified to remove the Côtes de Beau Soleil and de l'Epan. Concerning this change, Marc Madiot, the manager of the FDJ team, indicated: With the very good initiative of the organisation to add more kilometers to the race and to change the last part of the race route as a preparation for the World Championships in Doha, there should be a bunch sprint finish. The finish line will still be in the Avenue de Grammont after the 800 meters long straight line.

    The Paris-Tours 2016 race route on Google Maps, the time- and route schedule and the profile

    Hereunder you'll find the race route of Paris-Tours 2016 on Google Maps, its profile and the time- and route schedule. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of Paris-Tours 2016 The profile of Paris-Tours 2016 The map with the race route of Paris-Tours 2016 on Google Maps

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    The Paris-Tours 2016 race route in Google Earth

    Would you like to do a virtual fly-over over this race route? Or do you simply prefer to see it in Google Earth?
    >> Click here to download the Paris-Tours 2016 race route in Google Earth (KML file)

    Paris-Tours 2016 broadcasted on TV

    ToursIf you don't have the occasion to go see the race on the side of the road or at the finish in Tours, you can still watch it on TV. In France it will be broadcasted live on France 3 between 3.15PM and 5.05PM and on Eurosport between 3.30PM and 5PM.

    The other countries which broadcast the race live are:
    - several European countries and several countries in South-East Asia on Eurosport 1
    - Belgium on RTBF and VRT (Sporza)
    - Denmark on TV2
    - Spain on Teledeporte
    - Italy on RAI Sport
    - Luxembourg on RTL
    - Norway on TV2
    - The Netherlands on Nederland 1 (NOS)
    - Portugal on RTP
    - Switzerland on SRG SSR
    - and other countries elsewhere in the world

    The main favourites

    The final part of the race has thus been flattened and this should thus give the sprinters, many of whom will come to the start, give a chance to win the race. Among them we'll find Mark Cavendish if his injury which prevents him from participation in Paris-Bourges is healed, André Greipel, Tom Boonen, Arnaud Démare who won Binche-Chimay-Binche this week, Nacer Bouhanni, Bryan Coquard, Caleb Ewan, Michael Matthews and Elia Viviani and the Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet!

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 1 comments!
  1. ASO a de drôles d'idées, comment peuvent t'ils ôter les 2 petites côtes qui animaient la fin de parcours, c'est vraiment n'importe quoi.

    Ils voulaient faire venir les meilleurs sprinteurs 1 semaine avant les CM de Doha, c'est raté, il n'y a quasiment personne qui a répondu présent.

    Par contre GVA, champion olympique, vainqueur ici en 2011 et encore 3e l'année dernière, fait le déplacement. Drôle de façon de remercier ce coureur belge qui fait l'effort de venir régulièrement et qui grâce à lui, permet à cette classique de conserver un minimum de standing.

    | oliv56 | friday 07 October 2016 at 17:24:30

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