Tour du Loir et Cher
The Tour du Loir et Cher is an international cycling race renowned in the world of professional cycling and considered as a springboard race for young riders before being able to confirm at the highest level. Thus, we find ourselves among the winners of stage stages in the Tour de France or classic races such as Norwegian Thor Hushovd, winner in 1998 or Belgian Philippe Gilbert, second in the 2002 edition.
The race is held over 5 stages and starts in Blois. The riders then cross the Loir and Cher departments. Usually, 20 teams present themselves at the start of the competition.
The 59th edition of the Tour du Loir et Cher from 11 to 15 April 2018
The 59th edition of the Tour du Loir et Cher will start as usual in Blois. 2 stages will be held in the south and south-east of the department as well as another one north of Blois. In total, about 840 kms will be swallowed in 5 days.
The stages of the 59th edition:
11/04 - Stage. 1 : Blois - Fougères-sur-Bièvre (183.5 km)
12/04 - Stage. 2 : Vernou-en-Sologne - La Ferté-Imbault (200 km)
13/04 - Stage. 3 : Droué - Vendôme (178 km)
14/04 - Stage. 4 : Pontlevoy - Bourré Montrichard (183 km)
15/04 - Stage. 5 : Blois - Blois (97,5 km)
Winners of the Tour du Loir et Cher:
2017 - KAMP Alexander - Véloconcept - Danemark
2016 - SCHELLING Patrick - Vorarlberg - Suisse
2015 - CARDIS Romain - Vendée U - France
2014 - BRIGGS Graham - Rapha Condor JLT - Grande Bretagne
2013 - THÖMEL Tino - NSP-Ghost - Allemagne
2012 - SOLOMENNIKOV A. - Katyusah - Russie
2011 - SAUX Anthony - U.C Nantes Atlantique - France
2010 - ANTONOV M. -Katyusah - Russie
2009 - KOSYAKOV D.- Katyusah -Russie
2008 - STEVENSON C. - Team GLS - Suède