Paris–Tours Espoirs

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Paris–Tours Espoirs
Race details
Date October
Region France
English name Paris–Tours Prospects
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single day race
First edition 1991 (1991)
Editions 27 (as of 2017)
First winner  Lars Michaelsen (DEN)
Most wins No repeat winners
Most recent  Jasper Philipsen (BEL)

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]

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.


Rider Team
1991 Denmark Michaelsen, LarsLars Michaelsen (DEN)
1992 Latvia Piziks, ArvisArvis Piziks (LAT)
1993 France Saugrain, CyrilCyril Saugrain (FRA)
1994 France Jalabert, NicolasNicolas Jalabert (FRA)
1995 France Giguet, PascalPascal Giguet (FRA)
1996 France Perque, FranckFranck Perque (FRA)
1997 Netherlands van Kessel, MiguelMiguel van Kessel (NED)
1998 Norway Hushovd, ThorThor Hushovd (NOR)
1999 Belgium Gardeyn, GorikGorik Gardeyn (BEL)
2000 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)
2001 France Dumoulin, SamuelSamuel Dumoulin (FRA) VC Lyon-Vaulx-en-Velin
2002 France Hary, MaryanMaryan Hary (FRA) Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2003 France Claude, MathieuMathieu Claude (FRA) Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2004 France Jérôme, VincentVincent Jérôme (FRA) Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2005 France Patanchon, FabienFabien Patanchon (FRA) Entente Sud Gascogne
2006 Netherlands Duyn, HuubHuub Duyn (NED) Rabobank Continental Team
2007 Belgium Roelandts, JürgenJürgen Roelandts (BEL) Davitamon–Win for Life–Jong Vlaanderen
2008 France Gallopin, TonyTony Gallopin (FRA) Comité d'Ile de France
2009 France Halleguen, MathieuMathieu Halleguen (FRA) Côtes d'Armor Cyclisme
2010 Belgium Wallays, JelleJelle Wallays (BEL) Beveren 2000-Quick Step
2011 France Schmidt, FabienFabien Schmidt (FRA) UC Nantes Atlantique
2012 France Krainer, TaruiaTaruia Krainer (FRA) Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2013 France Dassonville, FlavienFlavien Dassonville (FRA) Comité d'Ile de France
2014 Netherlands Teunissen, MikeMike Teunissen (NED) Rabobank Development Team
2015 Netherlands Oomen, SamSam Oomen (NED) Rabobank Development Team
2016 Netherlands de Kleijn, ArvidArvid de Kleijn (NED) Cyclingteam Jo Piels
2017 Belgium Philipsen, JasperJasper Philipsen (BEL) BMC Development Team


  1. ^ "Special rules". 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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