Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux will conclude its road season this Sunday in the 116th edition of Paris-Tours (1.Pro), which is also the last race of Dimitri Claeys as a professional cyclist.
The future sports director of the World Team will be accompanied by Hugo Page, who’s born in start city Chartres, Sven Erik Bystrøm, Tom Devriendt, Andrea Pasqualon (8th in 2021 & 2017), Baptiste Planckaert and Taco van der Hoorn (9th in 2018).
The formula of the classic remains unchanged since the introduction of vineyard paths in 2018. Thus ten non-asphalted roads have to be covered in the final 70 kilometer of the 213 kilometer race, combined with a rapid succession of short hills. The last one of this series is the Côte de Rochecorbon, leading to 10 flat kilometers in the direction of the finish line in Tours.