Preview. On the 8th of October the peloton takes on one of it's last one-day races of the year, and also one of those with the most history and reputation. Paris-Tours is an explosive classics which features plenty gravel racing and long distances.
To be exact, it has 214 kilometers in length. It is a race that at times sees the sprinters take the wins, however it is by no means pan-flat. It offers plenty opportunities for attacks, the final third of the race features 10 gravel sectors packed into 60 kilometers, as well as several short but punchy climbs. All this should lead to a very good day of racing which also allows many different riders to fight for the win.
Final startlist Paris-Tours 2023 with Démare, De Lie, Molano, Laporte, Coquard, Groves, Girmay and Van Avermaet
Prediction Paris-Tours 2023:
*** Arnaud de Lie, Christophe Laporte
** Kaden Groves, Danny van Poppel, Arnaud Démare
* Luca Mozzato, Per Strand Hagenes, Dylan van Baarle, Matteo Trentin, Tim Wellens, Victor Campenaerts, Jordi Meeus, Bryan Coquard, Mike Teunisssen, Rasmus Tiller
Pick: Arnaud de Lie