Oscar Freire wins the 2010 Paris-Tours

2011 Paris-Tours  
  on Cycling.TV

It's the Tour of Paris! No, wait, it says here it goes from Paris to some place called Tours. The sprinters are the most likely victors today, though Philippe Gilbert's two consecutive wins in 2008 and 2009 proves that it's a race that also suits... Hard men? Belgians? Riders who can literally win anything they want? Whether its the sprinters or the Gilberts who triumph, it'll be a good one.

Coverage on Cycling.TV

North America only: Extended Highlights, Recap Highlights
Worldwide: Report, Interview

Content When On Demand
Paris-Tours Highlights Available Sunday 9th October  
Paris-Tours Recap Available Sunday 9th October
Paris-Tours Report
Available Sunday 9th October
Paris-Tours Interview
Available Sunday 9th October


2011 Paris-Tours startlist available soon

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  The Other Folks
Mark Cavendish The Paris-Tours is called the Sprinters' Classic. That's because it's mostly flat. And because sprinters tend to win it. So. Um. Look out for the sprinters. You know who they are, right? They're the ones who go uphill slowly.
  Richard Virenque The Sprinters' Classic, then. Turns out the sprinters only win half the time. Heck, even climber-cum-doper-cum-pundit Richard Virenque won this thing back in 2001. So I guess what I'm saying is: Watch out for literally anybody. Am I fired yet?