Fernando Gaviria wins 2016 Paris-Tours with well-timed solo sprint

Fernando Gaviria sprints from around 600m out to catch his rivals by surprise and solo to the win at Paris-Tours

Fernando Gaviria wins the 2016 Paris-Tours

(Image credit: Watson)

Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-Quick Step) surprised everyone at the head of the peloton by launching his sprint well before anyone else and holding his speed to the line to win Paris-Tours at a canter.

The Colombian prodigy went on the right hand side of the road with about 600m to go while the rest of the lead sprinters were focussed on the left-side.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.