Paris–Tours Espoirs

Paris–Tours Espoirs (English: Paris–Tours Prospects) is a French single-day cycling race held every October from the outskirts of Paris to the cathedral city of Tours. It is organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation.[1]

Paris–Tours Espoirs
Race details
DateOctober
RegionFrance
English nameParis–Tours Prospects
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle day race
Web sitewww.letour.com/2013/PAE/LIVE/us/le_parcours.html Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1991 (1991)
Editions30 (as of 2020)
First winner Lars Michaelsen (DEN)
Most winsNo repeat winners
Most recent Rune Herregodts (BEL)

The race is held as a 1.2U race[2] on the UCI Europe Tour – for riders 23 years old or under – and is held on the same day as the elite Paris–Tours event; although this is held over a longer course than the espoir race.

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1991   Denmark Lars Michaelsen
1992   Latvia Arvis Piziks
1993   France Cyril Saugrain
1994   France Nicolas Jalabert
1995   France Pascal Giguet
1996   France Franck Perque
1997   Netherlands Miguel van Kessel
1998   Norway Thor Hushovd
1999   Belgium Gorik Gardeyn
2000   Belgium Tom Boonen
2001   France Samuel Dumoulin VC Lyon-Vaulx-en-Velin
2002   France Maryan Hary Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2003   France Mathieu Claude Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2004   France Vincent Jérôme Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2005   France Fabien Patanchon Entente Sud Gascogne
2006   Netherlands Huub Duyn Rabobank Continental Team
2007   Belgium Jürgen Roelandts Davitamon–Win for Life–Jong Vlaanderen
2008   France Tony Gallopin Comité d'Ile de France
2009   France Mathieu Halleguen Côtes d'Armor Cyclisme
2010   Belgium Jelle Wallays Beveren 2000-Quick Step
2011   France Fabien Schmidt UC Nantes Atlantique
2012   France Taruia Krainer Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2013   France Flavien Dassonville Comité d'Ile de France
2014   Netherlands Mike Teunissen Rabobank Development Team
2015   Netherlands Sam Oomen Rabobank Development Team
2016   Netherlands Arvid de Kleijn Cyclingteam Jo Piels
2017   Belgium Jasper Philipsen BMC Development Team
2018   Netherlands Marten Kooistra SEG Racing Academy
2019   France Alexys Brunel Groupama–FDJ Continental Team
2020   Belgium Rune Herregodts Home Solution-Soenens

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Special rules". LeTour.fr. Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Paris-Tours Espoirs: Les engagés" [Paris-Tours Prospects: List of entrants]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.

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