2009 Paris-Tours LIVE
Paris-Tours: An early breakaway, late in the season. Will it go all the way?
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Notes: (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)
- Video: Paris-Tours final km here. (NOS, 02:14)
- Video: Paris-Tours final km here. (Sporza, 02:41)
- Paris-Tours LIVE via Sporza.
- Paris-Tours LIVE via SuperSport, Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett commentating.
- Paris-Tours LIVE on France3.fr, works here in France but apparently is geo-restricted. NOS is also geo-restricted. Links at right.
- Paris-Tours LIVE on Cycling TV. Link at right.
- Paris-Tours LIVE now via Eurosport France.
- Eurosport France television coverage running late. Still with tennis. Paris-Tours to follow...
- 31 of 36 5-man teams entered in the U23 race today are French. If a Frenchman doesn't win today, Bernard Hinault will go berserk a la Billy Jack. (Stay off the new Bernard Hinault pedestrian bridge!) -Pete
- No American has ever reached the podium at Paris-Tours. Today, American sprinter Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) will go for the win.
- Today will see the last Paris-Tours finish on the famous Avenue de Grammont, due to the installation of tramway tracks in 2010.
- The town of Bonneval (km 44 for the Elite race and start town for the U23 race) yesterday unveiled a Tour de France street as well as a Bernard Hinault pedestrian bridge. No word yet on whether or not Bernard tossed anyone off the bridge. -Pete
- LIVE ticker: Eurosport France ticker (Google-translated to English). More tickers listed at right.
- Paris-Tours book: As far as I know, there is only one published book about the history of Paris-Tours, written by my good friend Charles Guenard (French, 2005, with preface by former TDF director Jean-Marie Leblanc). There is currently just one copy left at Amazon.fr though they say they'll get more. If you're ever in Paris on a Friday, you can stop by Charles' shop and get a signed copy. Cover pics below with more info (in French) about the book on back cover. -Pete
- Race organizer A.S.O. always produces nice event posters, though this year's Paris-Tours poster (see below) is nearly identical to last year's. Large race posters are displayed throughout start/finish towns and a limited number of smaller versions are often available locally. -Pete
- The Eurosport France ticker is live. (Link in "Live tickers" section at right.)
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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Paris-Tours.
Elite Men start: 11:15 CET
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