GUESDON PULLS OFF SURPRISE VICTORY IN PARIS-TOURS

1997 Paris-Roubaix winner Frederic Guesdon (Francaise des Jeux) rolled back the years when he outsprinted Norway?s Kurt-Asle Arvesen (CSC) to take a fast and furious Paris - Tours 2006.

Guesdon had initiated a well-timed joint attack with Arvesen kilometres from the finish of France?s last big race of the season, and then comfortably outpaced the Norwegian at the finish on the long Avenue de Grammont in central Tours. Third just eight seconds behind was Arvesen?s team-mate Stuart O?Grady.

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