93rd Paris-Tours, Cat CDM

France, October 3, 1999

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Preview - Tchmil set to fire

The World Cup resumes on Sunday with Paris-Tours, the race for sprinters, a week before the World Championship road race. The 254 km route is not difficult and they have a long 2.4 kms straight sprint into the heart of Tours (avenue du Grammont) and the finish. There are a few undulations towards the end of the route however, and this may disrupt the sprinters' teams sufficiently to favour a breakaway win. Also being run on the same day is the 57th Paris - Tours for espoirs, held over 188 kms on a similar course.

Twenty-five teams are entered in the race, and the major players in the World Cup competition will all be there. Current World Cup leader, Andrei Tchmil should be looking forward to stretching his lead over his main rivals Michael Boogerd and Frank Vandenbroucke in this race, as it is very suited to riders of his style. He has a gap of 45 points to Boogerd, and 68 to Vandenbroucke and would surely love to clinch the competition here, rather than in the final race - the Tour of Lombardy - in two weeks time.

Tchmil has won this race once before in 1997, and holds the record for the fastest average speed in the race at 48.4 km/h. He achieved this by breaking away with British-Italian Max Sciandri with 5 kms to go and the pair held off the swarm of sprinters to win. Last year, French escape artist, Jacky Durand pulled off a successful break when he attacked out of a group of 10 with 30 kms to go, winning in the comparatively slow(!) average speed of 44.23 km/h.

The weather this time of year to the South of Paris is usually favourable to the riders. The wind is expected to blow from the north-east and give them support. The race is typically very fast. The race starts from Saint-Arnoult-les-Yvelines (south-west of Paris) and makes a long pass through the Beauce before entering the more narrow and winding roads of the Val-de-Loire.

The field is studded with sprinters, many of them in good form at the moment. The Baltic connection of Jaan Kirsipuu (Cas) and Romans Vainsteins (Vini Cal) will be there, as well as Blijlevens and Van Petegem (TVM), Guidi and Martinello (Polti), Lombardi (Telekom), Steels (Mapei), Sweet (Big Mat), Wust (Festina), Dean (USP) and Van Bon (Rabo). There are also plenty of strong non-sprinters who could win as well, such as Brochard (Fes), Durand (Lotto), Museeuw, Nardello and Tafi (Mapei), and Konyshev (Merc - Uno). Not forgetting Tchmil of course.

Although Boogerd and Vandenbroucke are on the start list and are in good form, don't expect to see them figure highly in the placings in this race. Their sights will be set more on the World Championships in just over a week's time, and the Tour of Lombardy the following week.

Complete and final start list - 1999

1      Jacky Durand              (Fra)  Lotto - Mobistar
2      Mario Aerts               (Bel)  Lotto - Mobistar
3      Koen Beeckman             (Bel)  Lotto - Mobistar
4      Thierry Marichal          (Bel)  Lotto - Mobistar
5      Chris Peers               (Bel)  Lotto - Mobistar
6      Andrei Tchmil             (Bel)  Lotto - Mobistar
7      Paul Van Hyfte            (Bel)  Lotto - Mobistar
8      Geert Verheyen            (Bel)  Lotto - Mobistar

11     Johan Museeuw             (Bel)  Mapei - Quick Step
12     Paolo Bettini             (Ita)  Mapei - Quick Step
14     Daniele Nardello          (Ita)  Mapei - Quick Step
15     Wilfried Peeters          (Bel)  Mapei - Quick Step
16     Fred Rodriguez            (Usa)  Mapei - Quick Step
18     Max Van Heeswijk          (Ned)  Mapei - Quick Step
19     Gianni Faresin            (Ita)  Mapei - Quick Step
20     Leif Hoste                (Bel)  Mapei - Quick Step

21     Michaël Boogerd           (Ned)  Rabobank
22     Erik Dekker               (Ned)  Rabobank
23     Maarten Den Bakker        (Ned)  Rabobank
24     Marc Lotz                 (Ned)  Rabobank
25     Leon Van Bon              (Ned)  Rabobank
26     Aart Vierhouten           (Ned)  Rabobank
27     Marc Wauters              (Bel)  Rabobank
28     Markus Zberg              (Sui)  Rabobank

31     Camenzind Oscar           (Sui)  Lampre - Daikin
32     Codol Massimo             (Ita)  Lampre - Daikin
33     Hunter Robert             (Rsa)  Lampre - Daikin
34     Missaglia Gabriele        (Ita)  Lampre - Daikin
35     Piccoli Mariano           (Ita)  Lampre - Daikin
36     Serpellini Marco          (Ita)  Lampre - Daikin
37     Spruch Zbigniew           (Pol)  Lampre - Daikin
38     Verstrepen Johan          (Bel)  Lampre - Daikin

41     Virenque Richard          (Fra)  Team Polti
42     Brasi Rossano             (Ita)  Team Polti
43     Cassani Enrico            (Ita)  Team Polti
45     Goubert Stephane          (Fra)  Team Polti
46     Guidi Fabrizio            (Ita)  Team Polti
47     Martinello Silvio         (Ita)  Team Polti
49     Sacchi Fabio              (Ita)  Team Polti
50     Zanette Denis             (Ita)  Team Polti

51     Jean-Cyril Robin          (Fra)  Francaise Des Jeux
52     Frédéric Guesdon          (Fra)  Francaise Des Jeux
53     Christopher Horner        (Usa)  Francaise Des Jeux
54     Christophe Mengin         (Fra)  Francaise Des Jeux
55     Lars Michaelsen           (Den)  Francaise Des Jeux
56     Jean-Patrick Nazon        (Fra)  Francaise Des Jeux
58     Jean-Michel Tessier       (Fra)  Francaise Des Jeux
60     Bradley McGee             (Aus)  Francaise Des Jeux

61     Dimitri Konyshev          (Rus)  Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
62     Marco Artunghi            (Ita)  Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
63     Ermanno Brignoli          (Ita)  Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
64     Maurizio Caravaggio       (Ita)  Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
65     Fabiano Fontanelli        (Ita)  Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
67     Massimiliano Napolitano   (Ita)  Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
70     Massimo Podenzana         (Ita)  Mercatone Uno - Bianchi

71     Jeroen Blijlevens         (Ned)  T.V.M - Farm Frites
72     Tristan Hoffman           (Ned)  T.V.M - Farm Frites
73     Andreas Klier             (Ger)  T.V.M - Farm Frites
74     Servais Knaven            (Ned)  T.V.M - Farm Frites
75     Geert Van Bondt           (Bel)  T.V.M - Farm Frites
76     Remco Van Der Ven         (Ned)  T.V.M - Farm Frites
77     Peter Van Petegem         (Bel)  T.V.M - Farm Frites

81     Mario Traversoni          (Ita)  Saeco - Cannondale
82     Dario Andriotto           (Ita)  Saeco - Cannondale
83     Dario Frigo               (Ita)  Saeco - Cannondale
84     Vitali Kokorine           (Rus)  Saeco - Cannondale
87     Harald Morscher           (Aut   Saeco - Cannondale
88     Igor Pugaci               (Mda   Saeco - Cannondale
90     Alessandro Guerra         (Ita)  Saeco - Cannondale

91     Dean Julian               (NZL)  US Postal Service
92     George David              (RSA)  US Postal Service
93     Hoj Frank                 (Den)  US Postal Service
94     Jemison Marty             (USA)  US Postal Service
95     Joachim Benoit            (Lux   US Postal Service
96     Magnusson Glenn           (Swe   US Postal Service

102    Rolf Aldag                (Ger)  Team Deutsche Telekom
103    Dirk Baldinger            (Ger)  Team Deutsche Telekom
104    Ralf Grabsch              (Ger)  Team Deutsche Telekom
106    Jorg Jaksche              (Ger)  Team Deutsche Telekom
108    Giovanni Lombardi         (Ita)  Team Deutsche Telekom

111    Fabio Baldato             (Ita)  Ballan-Alessio
112    Andrea Ferrigato          (Ita)  Ballan-Alessio
113    Carlo Finco               (Ita)  Ballan-Alessio
114    Alexandre Gontchenkov     (Rus)  Ballan-Alessio
115    Martin Hvastija           (Slo   Ballan-Alessio
116    Nicola Loda               (Ita)  Ballan-Alessio
117    Gilberto Simoni           (Ita)  Ballan-Alessio
118    Piotre Ugrumov            (Rus)  Ballan-Alessio

122    Kurt-Asle Arvesen         (Nor)  Riso Scotti - Vinavil
123    Ivan Basso                (Ita)  Riso Scotti - Vinavil
124    Arnoldas Saprykinas       (Ltu   Riso Scotti - Vinavil
125    Samuele Schiavina         (Ita)  Riso Scotti - Vinavil
126    Aleksandre Shefer         (Kaz)  Riso Scotti - Vinavil
127    Alain Turicchia           (Ita)  Riso Scotti - Vinavil
128    Flavio Zandarin           (Ita)  Riso Scotti - Vinavil
129    Carlo Marino Bianchi      (Ita)  Riso Scotti - Vinavil

131    Franck Vandenbroucke      (Bel)  Cofidis.Le Credit Par Telephone
132    Peter Farazijn            (Bel)  Cofidis.Le Credit Par Telephone
133    Grégory Gwiazdowski       (Pol)  Cofidis.Le Credit Par Telephone
134    Nicolas Jalabert          (Fra)  Cofidis.Le Credit Par Telephone
135    Massimiliano Lelli        (Ita)  Cofidis.Le Credit Par Telephone
136    Nico Mattan               (Bel)  Cofidis.Le Credit Par Telephone
137    Roland Meier              (Sui)  Cofidis.Le Credit Par Telephone
138    Christophe Rinero         (Fra)  Cofidis.Le Credit Par Telephone

141    Marcel Wust               (Ger)  Festina Watches
142    Florent Brard             (Fra)  Festina Watches
143    Laurent Brochard          (Fra)  Festina Watches
144    Pascal Herve              (Fra)  Festina Watches
145    Rolf Huser                (Sui)  Festina Watches
146    Andrei Kivilev            (Kaz)  Festina Watches
147    André Korff               (Ger)  Festina Watches
148    Christophe Moreau         (Fra)  Festina Watches

151    Jaan Kirsipuu             (Est)  Casino
152    Christophe Agnolutto      (Fra)  Casino
153    Lauri Aus                 (Est)  Casino
154    Stéphane Barthe           (Fra)  Casino
155    Frédéric Bessy            (Fra)  Casino
156    Pascal Chanteur           (Fra)  Casino
157    Andy Flickinger           (Fra)  Casino
158    Alexandre Vinokourov      (Kaz)  Casino

161    Romans Vainsteins         (Lat)  Vini Caldirola - Sidermec
162    Claudio Camin             (Ita)  Vini Caldirola - Sidermec
163    Francesco Casagrande      (Ita)  Vini Caldirola - Sidermec
164    Emmanuele Lupi            (Ita)  Vini Caldirola - Sidermec
165    Mauro Radaelli            (Ita)  Vini Caldirola - Sidermec
166    Gianluca Sironi           (Ita)  Vini Caldirola - Sidermec
167    Mauro Zanetti             (Ita)  Vini Caldirola - Sidermec

171    Cédric Vasseur            (Fra)  Credit Agricole
172    Frédéric Finot            (Fra)  Credit Agricole
173    Marcel Gono               (Aus)  Credit Agricole
174    Christopher Jenner        (Nzl)  Credit Agricole
175    Franck Pencole            (Fra)  Credit Agricole
176    Olivier Perraudeau        (Fra)  Credit Agricole
177    Jens Voigt                (Ger)  Credit Agricole

181    Nicola Minali             (Ita)  Cantina Tollo-Alexia Alluminio
182    Alessandro Baronti        (Ita)  Cantina Tollo-Alexia Alluminio
183    Paolo Bossoni             (Ita)  Cantina Tollo-Alexia Alluminio
184    Bo Hamburger              (Den)  Cantina Tollo-Alexia Alluminio
185    Ruggero Marzoli           (Ita)  Cantina Tollo-Alexia Alluminio
186    Gianpaolo Mondini         (Ita)  Cantina Tollo-Alexia Alluminio
187    Andrea Tonti              (Ita)  Cantina Tollo-Alexia Alluminio
188    Marco Villa               (Ita)  Cantina Tollo-Alexia Alluminio

191    Jesper Skibby             (Den)  Team Home - Jack & Jones
192    Christian Andersen        (Den)  Team Home - Jack & Jones
193    Michaël Blaudzun          (Den)  Team Home - Jack & Jones
194    Federico Colonna          (Ita)  Team Home - Jack & Jones
195    Mikael Holst Kyneb        (Den)  Team Home - Jack & Jones
196    Nicolay Bo Larsen         (Den)  Team Home - Jack & Jones
197    Michael Steen Nielsen     (Den)  Team Home - Jack & Jones
198    Arvis Piziks              (Lat)  Team Home - Jack & Jones

202    Alvaro Forner Munoz       (Esp)  Kelme - Costa Blanca
203    Ruben Galvan              (Esp)  Kelme - Costa Blanca
204    Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez    (Esp)  Kelme - Costa Blanca
205    José Enrique Gutierrez    (Esp)  Kelme - Costa Blanca
206    Rodriguez Javier Pascual  (Esp)  Kelme - Costa Blanca
207    José De Los Angeles       (Esp)  Kelme - Costa Blanca

211    Elio Aggiano              (Ita)  Vitalicio Seguros - G . Generali
212    Daniel Clavero            (Esp)  Vitalicio Seguros - G . Generali
213    Daniel Freire            (Esp)  Vitalicio Seguros - G . Generali
214    Heredia Inigo Gonzalez    (Esp)  Vitalicio Seguros - G . Generali
215    Serguei Smetanine         (Rus)  Vitalicio Seguros - G . Generali
216    Andrei Zintchenko         (Rus)  Vitalicio Seguros - G . Generali

Big.Mat - Auber 93
221    Pascal Lino               (Fra)  Big.Mat - Auber 93
222    Guillaume Auger           (Fra)  Big.Mat - Auber 93
223    Ludovic Auger             (Fra)  Big.Mat - Auber 93
224    Stéphane Berges           (Fra)  Big.Mat - Auber 93
225    Alexandre Chouffe         (Fra)  Big.Mat - Auber 93
226    Carlos Da Cruz            (Fra)  Big.Mat - Auber 93
227    Denis Leproux             (Fra)  Big.Mat - Auber 93
230    Alexei Sivakov            (Rus)  Big.Mat - Auber 93

231    Ludovic Capelle           (Bel)  Home Market-Ville Charleroi
232    Ronny Assez               (Bel)  Home Market-Ville Charleroi
233    Vincent Cali              (Fra)  Home Market-Ville Charleroi
234    Stéphane Cueff            (Fra)  Home Market-Ville Charleroi
235    Charles Guilbert          (Fra)  Home Market-Ville Charleroi
236    Stéphane Hennebert        (Bel)  Home Market-Ville Charleroi
237    Laurent Pillon            (Fra)  Home Market-Ville Charleroi
238    Werner Van Dromme         (Bel)  Home Market-Ville Charleroi

242    Wilfried Cretskens        (Bel)  Vlaanderen 2002 - Eddy Merckx
243    Davy Daniels              (Bel)  Vlaanderen 2002 - Eddy Merckx
244    Kris Gerits               (Bel)  Vlaanderen 2002 - Eddy Merckx
245    Jurgen Guns               (Bel)  Vlaanderen 2002 - Eddy Merckx
246    Kurt Van Lancker          (Bel)  Vlaanderen 2002 - Eddy Merckx
247    Jurgen Van Roosbroeck     (Bel)  Vlaanderen 2002 - Eddy Merckx
248    Steve Vermaut             (Bel)  Vlaanderen 2002 - Eddy Merckx
250    Karel Vereecke            (Bel)  Vlaanderen 2002 - Eddy Merckx



Paris-Tours is 102 years old having been introduced by the Paris-Velo newspaper in May 1897. The race finished in the newly built Tour Velodrom and was won by the Frenchman Prevost who beat a field of 41 in the 250 kms race. His average speed was 31 km/h. The next race was in 1901 then 1906. It became an annual event from then and was not held during some of the War years (1915, 1916, 1940).

Following World War I, the distance covered was increased to more than 300 kilometers. In what must have been an epic race in 1921, Francis Pelissier covered the 342 km route in around 15 hours, due to snowfalls, being one of only 7 finishers. Paris-Tours went back to a more normal distance in 1927: 253 km. The year 1935 saw lighter bikes and accessories appear, which made Paris-Tours an even faster race and justified the creation of the yellow ribbon, given to the fastest Paris-Tours winner, by the "l'Auto" newspaper. This race was not made for specialists, but for complete riders.

The race has changed many times in its history. In 1950, the race ended at the Champ de Mars instead of at the Victor Lefevre Velodrome. In 1952, the finish line was on top of l'Alouette hill. In 1965, in luddite style, they only allowed fixed gears but the strategy failed because of a huge tail wind and the winner (Karstens, see below) averaged over 45 km/h. In 1974, Paris-Tours changed its name and became Tours-Versailles. A series of name changes occurred - under the general heading of "Grand Prix d'Automne" - Blois-Montlhery, Blois-Chaville and Creteil-Chaville.

In 1988, Paris-Tours was back to itself.


1920 Eugene Christophe, nicknamed the "Old Gaul," escapes in freezing rain, with 150 kilometers left into the stage, and beats Honore Barthelemy by 15 mins.

1921 Snow reduces the 64 starters to 7 finishers. Francis Pelissier, escaped on Chinon hill, to beat Christophe and Mottiat, in the slowest average speed - just under 23 km/h.

1922 Next year, Henri Pelissier brother of Francis narrowly beats Suter. This was the closest victory.

1935 Rene Le Greves wins the race in the fastest race to date. He is among four sprinters who dominated the times - Le Greves, Roger Lapebie and Di Paco.

1936 The speeds are rising and with an average of 41 km/h, Danneels sprints to victory.

1948 It is now up to an average of 43 km/h, as Louis Caput beats Mignat and Idee in the sprint. The three had staged a long breakaway.

1950 Andre Mahe solos to victory after breaking away in the last 10 kms. The pack just about chases him down. The big development was the new front ring and back ring he rode with - 52 x 14.

1956 At the 44 kms to the finish mark, Albert Bouvet attacks at Poce-sur-Cisse and keeps a narrow margin (never more than 50 seconds), and triumphs on top of l'Alouette hill. Notable feature - no Frenchman has won the race since.

1961 Belgium's Joseph Wouters sprints to win from a group who had staged a successful breakway. Notable feature - he was under 20 years of age.

1962 Joop De Roo wins with a record average of 44.9 km/h

1965 Fixed gear bikes only. The organisers said it was to make the race tougher. A strong tail wind thwarts them and the Dutchman Karstens (23) takes the new record with an avs of 45 km/h.

1992 Another strong tail wind, Belgium's Henrik Redant rides in with 46.7 km/h ave, and a new record.

1997 Andre Tchmil sets the new record 48.4 km/h.

1998 Jacky Durand breaks a 42-year drought and wins it for France.

Previous Winners and Placegetters

Year Winner                     Second                  Third           kms   avs

1896 E. Prevost (Fra)           Ouzou (Fra)             Bouvet (Fra)    250  31.200
1901 Jean Fischer (Fra)         Lorgeou (Fra)           Wattelier (Fra) 253  26.982
1906 Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)  Trousselier (Fra)       Cornet (Fra)    234  29.557
1907 Georges Passerieu (Fra)    Pottier (Fra)           Georget (Fra)   245  32.186
1908 Omer Beaugendre (Fra)      Saillot (Fra)           Faber (Lux)     248  30.690
1909 Francois Faber (Lux)       Alavoine (Fra)          Paul (Fra)      248  30.680
1910 Francois Faber (Lux)       Trousselier (Fra)       Engel (Fra)     248  32.105
1911 Octave Lapize (Fra)        Van Hauwaert (Bel)      Georget (Fra)   248  27.054
1912 Louis Heusghem (Bel)       Deruyter (Bel)          Petit-Breton    246  26.348
1913 Charles Crupelandt (Fra)   Passerieu (Fra)         Luguet (Fra)    246  33.931
1914 Oscar Egg (Swi)            Engel (Fra)             Thys (Bel)      316  32.147
1917 Philippe Thys (Bel)        Godivier (Fra)          Christophe (Fr) 246  34.009
1918 Charles Mantelet (Fra)     Cazalis (Swi)           Michiels (Bel)  248  30.182
1919 Hector Thiberghien (Bel)   Vandenhove (Bel)        Rossius (Bel)   342  27.178
1920 Eugene Christophe (Fra)    Barthelemy (Fra)        De Jonghe (Bel) 342  25.570
1921 Francis Pelissier (Fra)    Mottiat (Bel)           Christophe (Fr) 342  22.893
1922 Henri Pelissier (Fra)      Suter (Swi)             Jacquinot (Fra) 342  29.653
1923 Paul Deman (Bel)           Sellier (Bel)           Thiberghien (B) 342  25.014
1924 Louis Mottiat (Bel)        Frantz (Lux)            Huyvaert (Bel)  342  28.423
1925 Den. Verschueren (Bel)     Mortelmans (Bel)        Hilarion (Fra)  342  27.469
1926 Henri Suter (Swi)          Notter (Swi)            Frantz (Lux)    324  28.230
1927 Henri Suter (Swi)          Van Slembroek (Bel)     Ronsse (Bel)    253  35.324
1928 Den. Verschueren (Bel)     Pelissier (Fra)         Gallotini (Fra) 253  34.746
1929 Nicolas Frantz (Bel)       Deolet (Bel)            Ronsse (Bel)    253  27.355
1930 Jean MarechaL (Fra)        Bidot (Fra)             Bonduel (Bel)   253  34.112
1931 Andre Leducq (Fra)         Parioleau (Fra)         Pelissier (Fra) 240  31.276
1932 Julien Moineau (Fra)       Sieronski (Ger)         Viarengo (Fra)  253  37.251
1933 Jules Merviel (Fra)        Magne (Fra)             Geyer (Ger)     243  37.528
1934 Gustave Danneels (Bel)     Gijssels (Bel)          Vervaecke (Bel) 243  38.358
1935 Rene Le Greves (Fra)       Lapebie (Fra)           Di Paco (Ita)   251  37.900
1936 Gustave Danneels (Bel)     Mithouard (Fra)         Coelaert (Bel)  251  41.455
1937 Gustave Danneels (Bel)     Bonduel (Bel)           De Caluwe (Bel) 251  41.092
1938 Jules Rossi (Ita)          Disseaux (Bel)          Maye (Fra)      251  42.097
1939 Frans Bonduel (Bel)        Storme (Bel)            Pirmez (Bel)    251  39.655
1941 Paul Maye (Fra)            Goutal (Fra)            Cloarec (Fra)   249  36.096
1942 Paul Maye (Fra)            Virol (Fra)             Rossi (Ita)     248  36.024
1943 Gaby Gaudin (Fra)          Buysse (Bel)            Hendrickx (Bel) 241  37.422
1944 Lucien Teisseire (Fra)     Gauthier (Fra)          Thietard (Fra)  253  41.452
1945 Paul Maye (Fra)            Goutorbe (Fra)          Idee (Fra)      253  37.161
1946 Brik Schotte (Bel)         Prevotal (Fra)          De Muer (Fra)   251  37.714
1947 Brik Schotte (Bel)         Idee (Fra)              Sercu (Bel)     251  35.678
1948 Louis Caput (Fra)          Mignat (Fra)            Idee (Fra)      251  43.096
1949 Albert Ramon (Bel)         Neri (Ita)              Geus (Bel)      251  41.377
1950 Andre Mahe (Fra)           Caffi (Fra)             Lapebie (Fr)    251  39.536
1951 Jacques Dupont (Fra)       Martini (Ita)           Redolfi (Fra)   251  41.691
1952 Raymond Guegan (Fra)       Schotte (Bel)           Caput (Fra)     253  40.861
1953 Jozef Schils (Bel)         Kubler (Swi)            Gilles (Fra)    253  43.529
1954 Gilbert Scodeller (Fra)    Bobet (Fra)             Michel (Fra)    253  40.881
1955 Jacques Dupont (Fra)       De Bruyne (Bel)         Cieleska (Fra)  253  43.766
1956 Albert Bouvet (Fra)        Schepens (Bel)          Bobet (Fra)     251  40.844
1957 Alfred DE Bruyne (Bel)     Bobet (Fra)             Conterno (Ita)  251  42.842
1958 Gilbert De Smet (Bel)      De Bruyne (Bel)         Mahe (Fra)      251  37.148
1959 Rik Van Looy (Bel)         Niesten (Ned)           Noyelle (Bel)   267  37.791
1960 Jo De Haan (Ned)           Stolker (Ned)           Otano (Spa)     267  40.001
1961 Jos Wouters (Bel)          De Smet (Bel)           Novak (Fra)     267  38.407
1962 Jo De Roo (Ned)            Melckenbeeck (Bel)      Beheyt (Bel)    267  44.903
1963 Jo De Roo (Ned)            Simpson (Ang)           Poulidor (Fra)  255  39.162
1964 Guido Reybroeck (Bel)      Van Looy (Bel)          Desmet (Bel)    248  36.466
1965 Gerben Karstens (Ned)      Desmet (Bel)            Deferm (Bel)    247  45.029
1966 Guido Reybroeck (Bel)      Van Looy (Bel)          Lemeteyer (Fra) 249  43.355
1967 Rik Van Looy (Bel)         Hoban (Ang)             Samyn (Fra)     249  41.720
1968 Guido Reybroeck (Bel)      Godefroot (Bel)         Leman (Bel)     249  44.584
1969 Herman Vanspringel (Bel)   Verbeeck (Bel)          Jochmans (Bel)  286  43.038
1970 Jurgen Tschan (Ger)        Pijnen (Ned)            Reybroeck (Bel) 286  41.011
1971 Rik Van Linden (Bel)       Basso (Ita)             Karstens (Ned)  285  40.766
1972 Noel Vantyghem (Bel)       Huysmans (Bel)          De Geest (Bel)  292  40.679
1973 Rik Van Linden (Bel)       De Vlaeminck (Bel)      Verbeeck (Bel)  264  42.076 


1974 Francesco Moser (Ita)      Danguillaume (Fra)      Leman (Bel)     254  43.268
1975 Freddy Maertens (Bel)      Van Looy (Bel)          De Vlaeminck    247  41.241

Grand Prix d'Automne

1976 Ronald De Witte (Bel)      Poulidor (Fra)          Bouloux (Fra)   253  43.519
1977 Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)       De Muynck (Bel)         Kuiper (Ned)    259  44.531
BLOIS-MONTLHERY (Grand Prix d'Automne)

1978 Jan Raas (Ned)             Jacobs (Bel)            Van Calster (B) 271  38.896

BLOIS-CHAVILLE (Grand Prix d'Automne)                           

1979 Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)       Saronni (Ita)           Raas (Ned)      228  41.838
1980 Daniel Willems (Bel)       Vigneron (Fra)          Vanhaerens (Be) 228  40.449
1981 Jan Raas (Ned)             Van den Haute (Bel)     Colyn (Bel)     228  40.113
1982 Luc Vandenbroucke (Bel)    Gavazzi (Ita)           De Wolf (Bel)   228  40.777
1983 Ludo Peeters (Bel)         Van der Poel (Ned)      Raas (Ned)      237  43.431
1984 Sean Kelly (Irl)           Rooks (Ned)             Wojtinek (Fra)  249  41.411

CRETEIL-CHAVILLE (Grand Prix d'Automne)

1985 Ludo Peeters (Bel)         Argentin (Ita)          Kelly (Ire)     249  38.607
1986 Phil Anderson (Aus)        Peillon (Fra)           Mottet (Fra)    253  40.765
1987 Adri Van Der Poel (Ned)    Van Vliet (Ned)         Fondriest (Ita) 255  38.734


1988 Peter Pieters (Ned)        Goessens (Bel)          Kelly (Ire)     290  34.202
1989 Jelle Nijdam (Ned)         Vanderaerden (Bel)      Museeuw(Bel)    283  39.402
1990 Rolf Sorensen (Dan)        Anderson (Aus)          Fondriest (Ita) 283  39.601
1991 Johan Capiot (Bel)         Ludwig (Ger)            Verhoeven (Ned) 286  38.406
1992 Hendrik Redant (Bel)       Henn (Ger)              Ludwig (Ger)    286  46.745
1993 Johan Museeuw (Bel)        Fondriest (Ita)         Gontchenkov     251  38.142
1994 Erik Zabel (Ger)           Bortolami (Ita)         Spruch (Pol)    250  39.934
1995 Nicola Minali (Ita)        Tchmil (Rus)            Teutenberg (Ge) 250  43.363
1996 Nicola Minali (Ita)        Steels (Bel)            Lombardi (Ita)  249  44.860
1997 Andrei Tchmil (Ukr)        Sciandri (GB)           Vogels (Aus)    254  48.400
1998 Jacky Durand (Fra)         Gualdi (Ita)            Kirsipuu (Est)  254  44.231