PARIS - TOURS ELITE 10 October | France | 1.Pro

On nine separate occasions the rider winning Paris-Tours has also won the Ruban Jaune, the award for the rider recording the fastest average speed in a profession­al cycling race or stage longer than 200 km. Its tradition as a sprinters’ classic means that high speeds are often seen. However, in 2018, unpaved sectors were put into the race, meaning less speed and more action towards the end. While this is exciting, it undoubtedl­y changes the character of the race.

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