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“We will race aggressively with the strong team we have there. In a possible sprint we have strong guys and various options. We will prepare several potential scenarios for this unpredictable finale.”

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05.10.2015 @ 21:23 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

The 109th edition of the French one-day race Paris-Tours will take place Sunday on a 231km course from Chartres to Tours. On paper the race seems ideal for the sprinters, but the past has shown that the opportunists may also have a chance on the mainly flat parcours with space for crosswinds to play a role and the short, explosive hills in the finale. 

Giant-Alpecin coach Christian Guiberteau explained: “We have a team that will be active at the front on Sunday. Paris-Tours is traditionally a tactical race, where you have to time your effort well.

“We will race aggressively with the strong team we have there. In a possible sprint we have strong guys and various options. We will prepare several potential scenarios for this unpredictable finale.”

 

In case of a sprint finish, the team is likely to play the cards of Nikias Arndt, Ramon Sinkeldam or stagiaire Max Wahlscheid. 2013 winner John Degenkolb won't do the race.

 

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Tom Stamsnijder (NED)
Max Walscheid (GER)

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