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2021 Paris-Tours (1.Pro) Results

115th edition: Sunday, October 10, 2021

Paris-Tours podium history | 2020 edition | Course map & profile | Start list

Chartres-Tours, 212.3 km

Arnaud Demare

Arnaud Démare wins Paris-Tours. Photo: ASO/G. Demouveaux

Weather at the finish city of Tours at 2:30 PM, local time: 18C (65F), sunny, with the wind from the northeast at 18 km/hr (11 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: The 115th edition of Paris-Tours, which starts on Sunday morning in Chartres at 11.40 am, will be contested on a 212.3 km course, including nine vineyard paths in the last 50 km, for a total of 9.5 km.

152 riders began the race at 11:58 AM. There was one non-starter, Jordan Lavasseur (Xeliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole). There was a crash just 3.5 kilometers into the stage, forcing Guy Sagiv (Israel Start-Up Nation) to abandon.

Here's the organizer's race summary:

Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) won a thrilling 115th edition of Paris-Tours on Sunday ahead of Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hotels p/b KTM) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo). The pace was relentless from the start, with a hard battle through the wind, and the attackers lit fireworks on the vineyard trails leading to Tours. Among them, Bonnamour was still alone in the front with San Dewulf as they entered the last kilometre… But Démare, after a strong attack on the final climb of the day, produced a massive effort to bridge the gap and dominate the four-man sprint. He is the first French winner of Paris-Tours since 2006, when Frédéric Guesdon claimed victory. Today, Guesdon was in perfect position to enjoy Démare’s win, as a sports director for Groupama-FDJ.

The 152-man peloton roll from Chartres just before noon. With winds blowing from the North-East and riders battling for the early breakaway, it’s a very fast start.

Peloton

What a stunning scene for a race start. The riders roll by the cathedral in Chartres on their way to the official starting point. ASO photo

Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma) attacks in the first kilometre. He is quickly joined by Julien Duval (AG2R-Citroën Team) but they can’t open much of a gap as the battle is ongoing.

After 15km, Rune Herregodts (Sport-Vlaanderen-Baloise), winner of Paris-Tours Espoirs in 2020, bridges the gap to the early attackers. The break eventually gets away, with a lead of 2’30’’ at km 18.

Hard battles in the wind
Groupama-FDJ put the hammer down through the wind and the peloton splits in several parts. Calm returns at km 30 and the gap hits a maximum of 7’30’’ after a very fast first hour of racing (47.1km covered by the attackers).

Several teams (Team DSM, Alpecin-Fenix, Team TotalEnergies, St Michel - Auber 93…) work together to control the breakaway. The gap is down to 3’30’’ when a new acceleration in the bunch turns the race upside down into the last 100km.

Only 34 riders remain in the first bunch, including the three former winners participating in this edition: Casper Pedersen and Soren Kragh Andersen for Team DSM, as well as AG2R Citroën’s Greg Van Avermaet. With such a battle through the wind, the breakaway is reeled in at km 124.

Fireworks in the vineyards
The 37 leaders hit the first vineyard track (51km to go) with a 30’’ gap to their chasers. Arkéa-Samsic try to make the most of their numbers at the front with a series of attacks. But Connor Swift suffers a puncture with 43km, after he had managed to launch a new breakaway.

Vinyard tracks

Here are riders entering the first of the nine dirt vineyard tracks. Photo: ASO/G. Demouveaux

Stan Dewulf (AG2R Citroën Team), Frederik Frison (Lotto Soudal) and Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hotels p/b KTM) remain at the front. Riders previously dropped get back together and Jasper Stuyven’s Trek-Segafredo try to control.

Impressive Démare
Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) attacks again and again until a group of six chasers get away with 16km to go. Among them, Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) drop their rivals on the final climb of the day, the côte de Rochecorbon.

With 10km to go to Tours, without any vineyard track left ahead, they’re only 8’’ behind the leading duo. They held on… until Arnaud Démare produced a strong effort inside the last kilometre. Bonnamour and Dewulf were eventually caught with 350m to go. And Démare still had enough energy to sprint to victory.

Les Woodland's wonderfully fun book Cycling's 50 Craziest Stories is available as an audiobook here.

Complete results:

212.3 kilometers raced at an average speed of 46.640 km/hr

1 ARNAUD DEMARE GROUPAMA-FDJ 4hr 33min 7sec
2 FRANCK BONNAMOUR B&B HOTELS s.t.
3 JASPER STUYVEN TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
4 STAN DEWULF AG2R-CITROEN @ 3sec
5 DANNY VAN POPPEL INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT 0' 40''
6 BRYAN COQUARD B&B HOTELS s.t.
7 ARNE MARIT SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE s.t.
8 ANDREA PASQUALON INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
9 JULIEN TRARIEUX DELKO s.t.
10 AMAURY CAPIOT ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
11 GIJS VAN HOECKE AG2R-CITROEN s.t.
12 JASPER PHILIPSEN ALPECIN-FENIX s.t.
13 SAMUEL LEROUX XELLISS-ROUBAIX LILLE METROPOLE s.t.
14 VALENTIN TABELLION XELLISS-ROUBAIX LILLE METROPOLE s.t.
15 PIET ALLEGAERT COFIDIS s.t.
16 ANTHONY TURGIS TOTALENERGIES s.t.
17 URKO BERRADE KERN PHARMA s.t.
18 MATIS LOUVEL ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
19 ROGER ADRIA KERN PHARMA s.t.
20 JOS VAN EMDEN JUMBO-VISMA s.t.
21 BOB JUNGELS AG2R-CITROEN s.t.
22 VALENTIN MADOUAS GROUPAMA-FDJ 0' 44''
23 PATRICK GAMPER BORA-HANSGROHE 1' 22''
24 DRIES DE BONDT ALPECIN-FENIX 1' 25''
25 DYLAN GROENEWEGEN JUMBO-VISMA 1' 27''
26 HUGO HOFSTETTER ISRAEL START-UP NATION 1' 29''
27 EDWARD THEUNS TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
28 FABIAN LIENHARD GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
29 ALAN RIOU ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
30 JÉRÉMY LEVEAU XELLISS-ROUBAIX LILLE METROPOLE s.t.
31 STEFAN KÜNG GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
32 KAMIL MALECKI LOTTO SOUDAL 1' 31''
33 ADRIEN LAGREE B&B HOTELS s.t.
34 FLORIAN MAITRE TOTALENERGIES s.t.
35 SILVAN DILLIER ALPECIN-FENIX s.t.
36 JORDI MEEUS BORA-HANSGROHE 2' 20''
37 JASON TESSON ST MICHEL-AUBER 93 s.t.
38 SENNE LEYSEN ALPECIN-FENIX s.t.
39 LAURENZ REX BINGOAL-WB s.t.
40 WARD VANHOOF SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE s.t.
41 GREG VAN AVERMAET AG2R-CITROEN s.t.
42 JEAN-PIERRE DRUCKER COFIDIS s.t.
43 LAWRENCE NAESEN AG2R-CITROEN s.t.
44 RAMON SINKELDAM GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
45 PASCAL EENKHOORN JUMBO-VISMA s.t.
46 ERIK NORDSAETER UNO-X s.t.
47 MATHIAS DE WITTE XELLISS-ROUBAIX LILLE METROPOLE s.t.
48 UNAI IRIBAR EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
49 MICHAEL SCHÄR AG2R-CITROEN s.t.
50 JAKE STEWART GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
51 NIKI TERPSTRA TOTALENERGIES s.t.
52 ALEX KIRSCH TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
53 OLIVIER LE GAC GROUPAMA-FDJ 2' 25''
54 CHRISTOPHE LAPORTE COFIDIS 2' 29''
55 FREDERIK FRISON LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
56 JENS REYNDERS SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE 4' 34''
57 CONNOR SWIFT ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
58 CLÉMENT RUSSO ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
59 GERBEN THIJSSEN LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
60 CYRIL BARTHE B&B HOTELS s.t.
61 GUILLAUME VAN KEIRSBULCK ALPECIN-FENIX s.t.
62 SIMONE CONSONNI COFIDIS s.t.
63 ROMAIN CARDIS ST MICHEL-AUBER 93 s.t.
64 CEDRIC BEULLENS SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE s.t.
65 GIJS LEEMREIZE JUMBO-VISMA s.t.
66 MICHEL HESSMANN JUMBO-VISMA s.t.
67 MICK VAN DIJKE JUMBO-VISMA s.t.
68 TOM DEVRIENDT INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
69 AIME DE GENDT INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
70 BRENT VAN MOER LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
71 MORTEN HULGAARD UNO-X s.t.
72 ALEXANDER KAMP TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
73 JULIEN DUVAL AG2R-CITROEN s.t.
74 TOM VAN ASBROECK ISRAEL START-UP NATION 6' 00''
75 FLORIAN VERMEERSCH LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
76 ALEXANDRE DELETTRE DELKO s.t.
77 SEP VANMARCKE ISRAEL START-UP NATION 7' 34''
78 TIMO ROOSEN JUMBO-VISMA s.t.
79 RUNE HERREGODTS SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE s.t.
80 ADRIEN PETIT TOTALENERGIES s.t.
81 CASPER PEDERSEN TEAM DSM s.t.
82 CLÉMENT CARISEY DELKO s.t.
83 MACIEJ BODNAR BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
84 MATHIJS PAASSCHENS BINGOAL-WB 10' 05''
85 NICO DENZ TEAM DSM s.t.
86 EVALDAS SISKEVICIUS DELKO s.t.
87 EDWARD PLANCKAERT ALPECIN-FENIX s.t.
88 MILAN MENTEN BINGOAL-WB s.t.
89 CEES BOL TEAM DSM s.t.
90 LARS SAUGSTAD UNO-X s.t.
91 SØREN KRAGH ANDERSEN TEAM DSM s.t.
92 LOÏC VLIEGEN INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT 12' 50''
93 LUDOVIC ROBEET BINGOAL-WB s.t.
94 SÉBASTIEN GRIGNARD LOTTO SOUDAL 12' 53''
95 ALEXIS RENARD ISRAEL START-UP NATION 13' 30''
96 JENTHE BIERMANS ISRAEL START-UP NATION s.t.
97 LUCA MOZZATO B&B HOTELS s.t.
98 TACO VAN DER HOORN INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
99 KIEL REIJNEN TREK-SEGAFREDO 14' 16''
100 NICOLAS DEBEAUMARCHE ST MICHEL-AUBER 93 s.t.
101 DONAVAN GRONDIN ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
102 DANNY VAN DER TUUK KERN PHARMA s.t.
103 PAU MIQUEL DELGADO KERN PHARMA s.t.
104 TOM BOHLI COFIDIS s.t.
105 TONY HUREL ST MICHEL-AUBER 93 s.t.
106 KINFE HAILEMICHAEL DELKO s.t.
107 ANDRÉ RODRIGUES COFIDIS s.t.
108 TXOMIN JUARISTI EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
109 SZYMON SAJNOK COFIDIS s.t.
110 SCOTT THWAITES ALPECIN-FENIX s.t.
111 TOM WIRTGEN BINGOAL-WB s.t.
112 ERIK BASKA BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
113 DRIES VAN GESTEL TOTALENERGIES s.t.
114 LUC WIRTGEN BINGOAL-WB s.t.
115 MIKEL ITURRIA EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
116 TOM PAQUOT BINGOAL-WB 14' 24''
117 ANTONIO ANGULO EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI 21' 22''

Paris-Tours map & profile:

2021 Paris-Tour map

2021 Paris-Tours map

2021 Paris-Tours profile


Start list with backnumbers, October 9, 2021:

TEAM DSM
1 CASPER PEDERSEN
2 NIKIAS ARNDT
3 CEES BOL
4 NICO DENZ
5 NILS EEKHOFF
6 SØREN KRAGH ANDERSEN
7 NIKLAS MÄRKL
AG2R CITROEN TEAM
11 GREG VAN AVERMAET
12 STAN DEWULF
13 JULIEN DUVAL
14 BOB JUNGELS
15 LAWRENCE NAESEN
16 MICHAEL SCHÄR
17 GIJS VAN HOECKE
TREK-SEGAFREDO
21 JASPER STUYVEN
22 JAKOB EGHOLM
23 DAAN HOOLE
24 ALEXANDER KAMP
25 ALEX KIRSCH
26 KIEL REIJNEN
27 EDWARD THEUNS
GROUPAMA-FDJ
31 ARNAUD DEMARE
32 STEFAN KÜNG
33 OLIVIER LE GAC
34 FABIAN LIENHARD
35 VALENTIN MADOUAS
36 RAMON SINKELDAM
37 JAKE STEWART
LOTTO SOUDAL
41 FLORIAN VERMEERSCH
42 FREDERIK FRISON
43 SÉBASTIEN GRIGNARD
44 ROGER KLUGE
45 KAMIL MALECKI
46 GERBEN THIJSSEN
47 BRENT VAN MOER
COFIDIS
51 CHRISTOPHE LAPORTE
52 PIET ALLEGAERT
53 TOM BOHLI
54 SIMONE CONSONNI
55 JEAN-PIERRE DRUCKER
56 ANDRÉ RODRIGUES
57 SZYMON SAJNOK
JUMBO-VISMA
61 DYLAN GROENEWEGEN
62 PASCAL EENKHOORN
63 MICHEL HESSMANN
64 GIJS LEEMREIZE
65 TIMO ROOSEN
66 MICK VAN DIJKE
67 JOS VAN EMDEN
ALPECIN-FENIX
71 JASPER PHILIPSEN
72 DRIES DE BONDT
73 SILVAN DILLIER
74 SENNE LEYSEN
75 EDWARD PLANCKAERT
76 SCOTT THWAITES
77 GUILLAUME VAN KEIRSBULCK
BORA-HANSGROHE
81 JORDI MEEUS
82 ERIK BASKA
83 MACIEJ BODNAR
84 PATRICK GAMPER
85 MARTIN LAAS
86 RÜDIGER SELIG
TOTALENERGIES
91 ANTHONY TURGIS
92 FABIEN DOUBEY
93 LORRENZO MANZIN
94 FLORIAN MAITRE
95 ADRIEN PETIT
96 NIKI TERPSTRA
97 DRIES VAN GESTEL
ISRAEL START-UP NATION
101 SEP VANMARCKE
102 JENTHE BIERMANS
103 HUGO HOFSTETTER
104 ALEXIS RENARD
105 GUY SAGIV
106 NORMAN VAHTRA
107 TOM VAN ASBROECK
B&B HOTELS
111 FRANCK BONNAMOUR
112 CYRIL BARTHE
113 BRYAN COQUARD
114 JONATHAN HIVERT
115 ADRIEN LAGREE
116 CYRIL LEMOINE
117 LUCA MOZZATO
INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT
121 DANNY VAN POPPEL
122 AIME DE GENDT
123 TOM DEVRIENDT
124 ANDREA PASQUALON
125 BAPTISTE PLANCKAERT
126 TACO VAN DER HOORN
127 LOÏC VLIEGEN
TEAM ARKEA-SAMSIC
131 CONNOR SWIFT
132 AMAURY CAPIOT
133 DONAVAN GRONDIN
134 MATIS LOUVEL
135 KEVIN LEDANOIS
136 ALAN RIOU
137 CLÉMENT RUSSO
UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM
141 RASMUS TILLER
142 JONAS ABRAHAMSEN
143 KRISTOFFER HALVORSEN
144 MORTEN HULGAARD
145 ERIK NORDSAETER RESELL
146 LARS SAUGSTAD
147 ANDERS SKAARSETH
DELKO
151 EVALDAS SISKEVICIUS
152 CLÉMENT CARISEY
153 ALEXANDRE DELETTRE
154 KINFE HAILEMICHAEL
155 AUGUST JENSEN
156 EDUARD PRADES
157 JULIEN TRARIEUX
BINGOAL-WB
161 MILAN MENTEN
162 MATHIJS PAASSCHENS
163 TOM PAQUOT
164 LAURENZ REX
165 LUDOVIC ROBEET
166 TOM WIRTGEN
167 LUC WIRTGEN
SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
171 RUNE HERREGODTS
172 RUBEN APERS
173 CEDRIC BEULLENS
174 ARNE MARIT
175 JENS REYNDERS
176 WARD VANHOOF
177 AARON VAN POUCKE
ST MICHEL-AUBER 93
181 JASON TESSON
182 ROMAIN CARDIS
183 NICOLAS DEBEAUMARCHE
184 TONY HUREL
185 ANTHONY MALDONADO
186 FLAVIEN MAURELET
187 MORNÉ VAN NIEKERK
EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI
191 ANTONIO ANGULO
192 JOKIN ARANBURU
193 MIKEL BIZKARRA
194 JOAN BOU
195 UNAI IRIBAR
196 MIKEL ITURRIA
197 TXOMIN JUARISTI
XELLISS-ROUBAIX LILLE METROPOLE
201 MATHIAS DE WITTE
202 SAMUEL LEROUX
203 JORDAN LEVASSEUR
204 JÉRÉMY LEVEAU
205 MAXIMILIEN PICOUX
206 VALENTIN TABELLION
207 EMIEL VERMEULEN
EQUIPO KERN PHARMA
211 ROGER ADRIA OLIVERAS
212 URKO BERRADE FERNANDEZ
213 FRANCISCO GALVAN FERNANDEZ
214 ALEX JAIME FERNANDEZ
215 PAU MIQUEL DELGADO
216 IBON RUIZ SEDANO
217 DANNY VAN DER TUUK