The 110th edition of Paris Tours saw Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-Quickstep) ride away from the sprinters in the finishing straight to take the victory. Arnaud Demare (FDJ) was 2nd and 3rd place went to Jonas van Genechten (IAM Cycling). The 252km French one day race would be a fast affair as the flat course lent itself perfectly to the big sprint teams. An early 7 rider breakaway animated the early part of the race but Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Cofidis, FDJ and Etixx-Quickstep all sent riders to the head of the peloton to contribute to the pace making which kept the gap under control. We.
Our final European race of the year is upon us as Paris Tours takes place today. The UCI 1.HC French classic is a traditional season ending event and one that this year, provides an opportunity for the sprinters to finish their season on a high. Today will see the running of the 110th edition of the Paris Tours and while the race has suited the fast men who could climb in the past, this year the organisers made a few slight route changes that will make the race flatter and faster than previous editions. With the World Championships taking place next week on a similarly.