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Paris-Nice LIVE - "The race to the sun"
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The peloton crosses a bridge during Stage 7.
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Daniel Martinez (EF Education First) wins Stage 7.  Miguel Angel Lopez, seen in the background, finished second at six seconds.
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Daniel Martinez (EF Education First) celebrates his Stage 7 victory on the podium.
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Egan Bernal (Team Sky) is new overall leader following Stage 7.
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2019 Paris-Nice Route Map

2019 Paris-Nice Stage 8 Profile

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

 
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- Videos:  Paris-Nice Videos.

- Official site tracking and ticker LIVE here.

- LIVE video here. (TV2 Sumo, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (France TV, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SBS, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rtbf, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Sporza, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (NOS, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SuperSport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Sky Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rtl, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Tdp, geo-restricted) 

- Expected LIVE video here.  (English, Eurosport)

- LIVE video here and here.  (French, France 3)

- LIVE video here.  (French, Rtbf)

- LIVE video here and here.  (Dutch, Sporza)

- Results:  Martinez wins on the Col de Turini. (Cyclingnews) - Bernal takes race lead.

- Photos:  Paris-Nice Photos.

- This page will be updated throughout the race.


- Start List here.

- Daniel Martinez (EF Education First) won Stage 7.  Egan Bernal (Team Sky) is new leader in the general classification.

- 2019 Paris-Nice Stages:

- 2019 Paris-Nice Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
1 Sunday, March 10  Saint-Germain-en-Laye > Saint-Germain-en-Laye    138.5 km.
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
2 Monday, March 11  Les Bréviaires > Bellegarde    163.5 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
3 Tuesday, March 12 Cepoy > Moulins / Yzeure 200 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
4 Wednesday, March 13 Vichy > Pélussin 212 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
5 Thursday, March 14 Barbentane > Barbentane 25.5 km Individual Time Trial
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
6 Friday, March 15   Peynier > Brignoles    176.5 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
7 Saturday, March 16 Nice > Col de Turini - La Bollène-Vésubie  181.5 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
8 Sunday, March 17  Nice > Nice    110 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.

 

- Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 7: "I tried to stay with all the other GC contenders as long as possible, but unfortunately, I had to let them go with 5 km remaining. I followed my own pace then, and I am still satisfied with my performance which was an improvement compared to last year’s mountain top finish. Tomorrow is another demanding stage and last chance, therefore I will give it my all."

- Christian Pömer, Bora-Hansgrohe Sports Director: "After our successful start into this year’s Paris – Nice with two stage wins, we wanted to ride for Felix today. First of all, we wanted to be part of the breakaway, and Pawel did a great job to be part of that big group. Unfortunately, Patrick, Felix’ domestic, had a puncture on the bottom of the final climb, therefore Felix was on his own relatively early. When Pawel’s attack failed in the front, he waited for his leader and did some important work. However, Felix wasn’t able to follow the best today. We hoped for more, but he is still in touch with the top ten and tomorrow is another hard day. There is still a chance and we’ll try to take it."

- Results:  Sam Bennett wins stage 6. (Cyclingnews) - Arnaud Démare is second, Matteo Trentin third.

- Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe) won Stage 6 ahead of Arnaud Demare and Matteo Trentin.  Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) retained the overall race lead.

- Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe) following his Stage 6 victory: "I wanted to go hard today, because it was a perfect stage in terms of preparation for Sanremo. I thought I wouldn’t be able to survive the second last climb, but I made it. In the last few kilometres I had really good legs. I knew there is no need to panic, I just had to follow my teammates, who did a fantastic job. I got almost boxed in on the final metres but made my way through. I could beat some of the best sprinters once again, I am really looking forward to Sanremo now, which is my first goal of the season."

- Results:  Simon Yates wins Paris-Nice time trial. (Cyclingnews) - Kwiatkowski finishes third and keeps overall race lead.

- Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won the Stage 5 Individual Time Trial.  Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) remains leader on G.C.

- Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe) after Stage 4: "There was a big fight for the breakaway, and as we expected, a very strong group went clear. The whole peloton tried to close the gap, but it ultimately didn’t work out. It could have also been because we had to wait for the train to pass, and so we couldn’t go all out for a top result today. However, we’ll do our best again tomorrow."

- Christian Pömer (Bora-Hansgrohe directeur sportif): "Ahead of tomorrow’s time trial, we wanted to bring home our GC rider Felix safely today. We also knew that a strong breakaway would dominate today’s stage, and we therefore planned to have one guy up there. With Christoph we had the right man in the break, and he did a great job. Shortly before the finish, he just lacked that last punch but was the perfect relay-station for our two climbers. We’ll now turn our attention to the time trial, and with Felix having taken fourth place last year, we are looking forward to that stage."

- Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 4: "It was a tough day today. A tailwind made the race fast, and we had a solid breakaway with riders who were strong enough to make it from the break all the way to the finish line. But the team worked very well to bring Patrick and me into position, and we stayed with the other GC contenders. Now, we’ll focus on tomorrow’s TT stage and will of course give it our all."

- Photos:  2019 Paris-Nice Stage 4 Photos.

- Results:  Cort wins stage 4 in Pélussin. (Cyclingnews) - Astana rider prevails from successful breakaway, Kwiatkowski moves into race lead.

- Magnus Cort (Astana Pro Team) won Stage 4.  Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) now leads in the general classification.

- News:  First tests for tramadol carried out at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Groenewegen and Bardet among first riders to give samples after stage 2.

- Results:  Sam Bennett wins stage 3. (Cyclingnews) - Groenewegen retains overall lead.

- Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 3.  Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) remains leader on G.C.

- Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) following his Stage 3 victory: "I didn’t train that much in the cold this winter and therefore had some troubles the last two days. But I knew the form is there and today I felt a lot better. Of course, the stage was also easier, but there are a lot of great sprinters here in the peloton this year. Groenewegen was almost unbeatable the last two days, but today everything went perfect for me. The boys did a great job, they knew exactly what to do on the last kilometer and delivered me in a perfect position. I want to thank the whole BORA – hansgrohe squad, I am more than happy with this stage win. I really wanted to pay back the hard work of the guys. It was a long sprint, but I knew I could do it. It seems like Paris – Nice likes me like I like the race."

- News:  Uran suffers collarbone fracture in Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Fractured vertebra for Warren Barguil.

- News:  Crashes and crosswinds batter Paris-Nice again. (Cyclingnews) - GC picture already over for several pre-race contenders.

- Results:  Groenewegen wins stage 2. (Cyclingnews) - Crosswinds shatter peloton.

- Race leader Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) won Stage 2.

- News:  Bernal 'pure class' in Paris-Nice crosswinds, says Rowe. (Cyclingnews) - Strong showing from Team Sky as Kwiatkowski grabs bonus seconds.

- News:  Crosswinds, crashes catch out GC contenders at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Soler, Henao, van Garderen, Izaguirre, Pozzovivo, Meintjes, Sosa, Chaves, Lopez all lose significant time on opening stage.

- Results:  Groenewegen wins opening sprint. (Cyclingnews) - Ewan is second in Saint-Germain-en-Laye as crosswinds batter peloton.

- Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jumbo-Visma) following his victory on Stage 1: "The team was really fantastic. My teammates did a really great job by protecting me well and keeping me out of trouble all day.  It was a short stage, but very difficult because of the wind. The lead out was good and I’m glad I was able to finish it off. It was extremely close, but I knew right away that I had won. It was a typical Dutch day: a lot of wind, lots of echelons and a continuous fight for your position. We knew in advance that this could happen. It's awesome. The fact that I beat all the top sprinters and clinched the yellow jersey makes it even better. I am already looking forward to the coming sprint stages."

- Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) won Stage 1 and is first leader in the general classification.

- Note: Clocks change in the U.S. early Sunday morning.

- Deceuninck-Quickstep lineup for Paris-Nice:

Tim Declercq (BEL)
Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Fabio Jakobsen (NED)
Bob Jungels (LUX)
Iljo Keisse (BEL)
Fabio Sabatini (ITA)
Florian Sénéchal (FRA)
Sports Directors
Klaas Lodewyck (BEL)
Tom Steels (BEL)

- Tom Steels (Deceuninck-Quickstep director sportif): "After the first stage, where the wind could end up influencing the outcome, the race will become harder and harder, favouring the puncheurs and the breakaway specialists. We hope to win a stage with Fabio, but he is recovering from sickness, so it remains to be seen how he goes. Paris-Nice is a step-up for him against a quality field, but regardless of how he fares, it is going to be a good experience for him. Philippe can also be in the mix on some of the days, while Bob will look to continue his fine form, do a good time trial and be a factor in the general classification."

News:  Sergio Henao to lead UAE Team Emirates at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Aru will ride 'without pressure to perform in the general classification'.

News:  CCC Team will support Mareczko in Paris-Nice sprints. (Cyclingnews) - Antunes and De la Parte will focus on GC top 10.

News:  Aru confirms pre-Giro d'Italia race plans with Paris-Nice a late inclusion. (Cyclingnews) - Italian to prepare with extended altitude camp in Colorado.

News:  Rolland's wrist fracture means Frenchman will miss Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Vital Concept team still chasing one of two remaining Tour de France wildcard places.

- Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) before the 2019 Paris-Nice: "I’m really looking forward to starting at Paris-Nice, it’s a long time since I’ve been at the race and it’s going to be interesting to see what it’s like. I hope that I perform better now than I did at the ‘Opening Weekend’. I’ve been struggling a bit since I was sick in the Algarve but I’ve been resting this week so hopefully I’ll be in better shape and get something out of the race and also, of course, hope for great success for the team. I’m really looking forward to starting there."

- 2019 Paris-Nice Stage schedule/times:

Stage 1 - Sunday, March 10
Start at 11:30 CET, 6:30am ET
Finish at 14:53 CET, 9:53am ET

Stage 2 - Monday, March 11
Start at 12:30 CET, 7:30am ET
Finish at 16:28 CET, 11:28am ET

Stage 3 - Tuesday, March 12
Start at 11:30 CET, 6:30am ET
Finish at 16:31 CET, 11:31am ET

Stage 4 - Wednesday, March 13
Start at 11:15 CET, 6:15am ET
Finish at 16:32 CET, 11:32am ET

Stage 5 ITT - Thursday, March 14
Start at 13:18 CET, 8:18am ET
Finish at 16:30 CET, 11:30am ET

Stage 6 - Friday, March 15
Start at 12:05 CET, 7:05am ET
Finish at 16:27 CET, 11:27am ET

Stage 7 - Saturday, March 16
Start at 11:25 CET, 6:25am ET
Finish at 16:56 CET, 11:56am ET

Stage 8 - Sunday, March 17
Start at 13:45 CET, 8:45am ET
Finish at 16:50 CET, 11:50am ET

- Art:  Paris-Nice Stage 7 Art

- Art:  Paris-Nice Art

- Marc Soler (Movistar Team) won the 2018 Paris-Nice.

- The 2019 Paris-Nice is being held March 10-17.

- Results:  Paris-Nice Results.

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2019 Paris-Nice LIVE
March 10-17, France
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2019 Paris-Nice Stage 7 Profile


The Paris-Nice peloton rides through a beautiful landscape on Stage 6.
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Sam Bennett (BORA-Hansgrohe) wins Stage 6, his second stage victory of the race.
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Sam Bennett (BORA-hangrohe) raises his arms in victory on the podium following Stage 6.
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2019 Paris-Nice Stage 6 Profile


Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won the Stage 5 Individual Time Trial.
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Race leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) finished third in the ITT and kept the yellow jersey.
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Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) on the podium following his Stage 5 ITT victory
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2019 Paris-Nice Stage 5 Profile


The peloton winds its way across a bridge during Stage 4.
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Magnus Cort (Astana) raises a fist as he wins Stage 4.
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) is race leader following Stage 4.
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2019 Paris-Nice Stage 4 Profile


The Paris-Nice peloton rides through a small village on Stage 3.
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Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins Stage 3.
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Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) celebrates his Stage 3 victory on the podium.
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2019 Paris-Nice Stage 3 Profile


On Stage 2 the peloton once again battled crosswinds, forming echelons.
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Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First) sits on the ground following a crash during Stage 2.  With a fractured collarbone, Uran was out of the race.
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Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quickstep), Ivan Garcia (Bahrain-Merida) and race leader Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) are in a sprint battle for victory at the end of Stage 2.
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Race leader Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) wins for the second consecutive day, taking victory on Stage 2.
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2019 Paris-Nice Stage 2 Profile


The peloton during 2019 Paris-Nice Stage 1
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Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), right, beats Caleb Ewan to the line to take a victory on Stage 1.
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Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) is in the yellow jersey as first overall leader following his victory on Stage 1.
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2019 Paris-Nice Stage 1 Profile


2018 Paris-Nice landscape: The peloton rides through Sisteron on Stage 6.
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2018 Paris-Nice: The peloton crosses the Durance river at Sisteron on Stage 6.
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Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) wins Stage 7.
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Simon Yates, new race leader, on the podium in the yellow jersey following his Stage 7 victory
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2018 Paris-Nice Route Map

2018 Paris-Nice Stage 8 Profile

Notes from the 2018 Paris-Nice

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 7 Photos here.

News:  Paris-Nice poised for dramatic final stage showdown. (Cyclingnews) - Top five separated by under 30 seconds.

- Note: The U.S. goes to Daylight Savings Time Saturday night.  So starting Sunday, NYC is just 5 hours behind Paris time instead of the usual 6.

- Official site tracking and ticker LIVE here.

- LIVE video here. (TV2 Sumo, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Sporza, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rtbf, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (France TV Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rtp, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SuperSport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SBS, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rai Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Tdp, Spanish, geo-restricted) 

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- LIVE video here.  (NOS, Dutch)

- Start List here.

- Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won Stage 7 and took over the lead on G.C.

- 2018 Paris-Nice Stages:

- 2018 Paris-Nice Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
1 Sunday, March 4th  Chatou / Meudon    135 km.
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
2 Monday, March 5th  Orsonville / Vierzon    187 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
3 Tuesday, March 6th Bourges / Châtel-Guyon 210 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
4 Wednesday, March 7th La Fouillouse / Saint-Étienne 18.4 km (ITT)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
5 Thursday, March 8th Salon-de-Provence / Sisteron    163.5 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
6 Friday, March 9th   Sisteron / Vence    188 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
7 Saturday, March 10th Nice / Valdeblore La Colmiane  175 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
8 Sunday, March 11th  Nice / Nice    110 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.

 

- Art:  Paris-Nice Stage 7 Art

- Art:  Paris-Nice Art

News:  Simon Yates wins Paris-Nice stage 7. (Cyclingnews) - Mitchelton-Scott rider takes over race lead.

- Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing) following Saturday's Paris-nice queen stage: "I'm good on short and steep climbs but when a long climb gets really steep, and switches between steep and flat, it's not as good for me. So, these long but steady climbs like today are much better for me. The pace that was made was really good. I was in the first half of the group until this little flat section and I was pretty confident about my legs and how I was going. Mitchelton-SCOTT started to put a harder pace after the flat part and I was still ok. I knew that something would happen  in the last 4km but I thought it was maybe too far from the finish line for me to do something. In the end maybe I should have followed Simon Yates because it was a good moment."

- Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) following his Stage 7 victory and taking of the leader jersey: "It was a really great job by the boys today, we were always in perfect position and I never wasted any energy throughout the day which I think is what really helped me in the final there. Of course, it’s my first victory on a real summit finish so I’m really happy. Obviously really tired now but we need to defend tomorrow.  I don’t think anybody likes these conditions but I don’t mind racing in the rain. For sure it’s very waring on the body and adds an extra element to the race but with the boys there, they looked after me perfectly and I never wasted any energy throughout the day and that really gave me an extra bit in the final."

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 6 Photos here.

News:  Poels crashes out of Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Broken collarbone for Team Sky rider.

News:  Molard surprises on stage 6 in Vence. (Cyclingnews) - Sanchez survives another day in yellow.

- Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) won Stage 6.  Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) retained the lead in the general classification.

- Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe): "From the penultimate climb we went full gas all the time. I really was on the limit and suffered a lot to stay with the best, but I think everybody did today. On the last roundabout I was maybe on the wrong side and was boxed in afterwards. But my performance was good and the 7th place is ok as well. Most important – I was up there."

- Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe): "Actually I didn’t feel bad today, my legs were good, but I just couldn’t really go deep on the steep sections. When I realized that I will lose some time today, I decided to find my rhythm and limit my losses. There are still two hard days ahead of us, and there is still a lot possible."

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 5 Photos here.

News:  Bronchitis forces Degenkolb from Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Trek-Segafredo say German needs a break to recover for upcoming Classics.

News:  Cousin wins stage 5 in Sisteron. (Cyclingnews) - Breakaway narrowly takes the stage.

- Jerome Cousin (Direct Energie) won Stage 5.  Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) remains overall leader.

- Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe): "After yesterday’s hard effort, I still felt my legs in the beginning. In the final I was on the wheel from Juraj (Sagan) and Pawel (Poljanski), but unfortunately I lost them with just 1k to go. I had to swing to the other side of the bunch then, but this way I avoided the last crash. It was important today to don’t lose any seconds, so I’d say: mission accomplished."

- John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) has had to abandon Paris-Nice due to illness: "You know, I really don't like to abandon a race. It's not my style, it's not who I am. To be honest, it was a very difficult decision, but with my big goals coming up, I cannot take health risks now. I hope to recover as quickly as possible. So, no worries, I will be able to "chase aces" in the upcoming Monuments."

- Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe): "When I heard the split times in the radio, I thought the guys in the car just wanted to motivate me. I never thought that I’ll be up there to fight for a podium today. But these kind of time trials with long uphill drags suite my style rather well. In the downhill I didn’t risk everything, so I might lost some seconds there. This result makes me really proud, and I am looking forward to the mountains now. It will be a tough fight man against man."

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 4 Photos here.

News:  Team Sky dominate Paris-Nice 'race of truth'. (Cyclingnews) - 'I hope everything is resolved quickly and we move on' Wout Poels says of current Team Sky troubles.

News:  Poels wins stage 4 time trial. (Cyclingnews) - Sanchez holds onto yellow jersey.

- Wout Poels (Team Sky) won the Stage 4 individual time trial.  Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) retained the overall race lead.

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 3 Photos here.

- Felix Großschartner (Bora Hansgrohe) following stage 3: "The final was really hard today. When Alaphilippe attacked everything fell apart. I was together with Patrick (Konrad) up there with the best and felt good on the climb. When Fuglsang was in front I bridged the gap, but the group didn’t let me go. When the trio went away nobody really wanted to pull, therefore the Yellow Jersey group came back. But I still had good legs in the sprint, so I decided to give it a go. I am happy with my result and the White Jersey, but especially with my legs. Let’s see tomorrow in the TT, but I am confident right now."

- Official site tracking, leaderboard and ticker LIVE here.

News:  Sanchez in Paris-Nice pole position heading into time trial. (Cyclingnews) - 2009 winner holds a modest lead after stage 3 attack.

News:  Alaphilippe's attack snaps the whip, but Sanchez takes yellow. (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step Floors' Frenchman goes into Wednesday's TT 38 seconds behind the leader.

News:  Hivert wins stage 3. (Cyclingnews) - Luis Leon Sanchez takes race lead.

- Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie) won Stage 3.  Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) is new overall leader.

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 2 Photos here.

News:  Groenewegen wins stage 2. (Cyclingnews) - Demare stays in the leader's jersey in Vierzon.

- Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe): "The guys did a great job to keep me in position until the last kilometer. On the home straight, I saw FDJ coming and thought I have to go to don’t get boxed in. This was too early. I felt really strong when I hit the front with 250m, but on the last 100m I couldn’t match the speed of the guys coming out of my slipstream."

- Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo), following his Stage 2 victory: "It was a difficult sprint. The last two hundred metres went uphill. The boys perfectly dropped me off for the last corner. I was well positioned for the sprint. I just went full throttle and nobody was able to keep up with me. I am very happy with this victory, because I beat a lot of good sprinters, like Viviani, Démare and Greipel. It’s always good to be able to beat those top guys. I am very grateful for my teammates, because without them this would never have been possible."

- Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) won Stage 2.  Arnaud Demare (FDJ) retained the overall race lead.

News:  Late crash dents Fuglsang's GC aspirations. (Cyclingnews) - Dane loses 1:48 minutes to major rivals into Meudon.

News:  Van Garderen out of Paris-Nice after double crashes. (Cyclingnews) - American suffers whiplash running into team car.

News:  Démare wins rainy opening stage in photo finish. (Cyclingnews) - French champion pips Gorka Izagirre.

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 1 Photos here.

- Arnaud Demare (FDJ) won Stage 1 and is first overall leader.

- American Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) was forced to withdraw from the race following a crash on Stage 1.  Team doctor Dr. Michel Cerfontaine: "Tejay van Garderen crashed with about 35km to go and was immediately taken to hospital for observation. X-rays revealed a cervical sprain but fortunately no fractures or concussion. He has some abrasions on his forehead and left hip. Normally, Tejay can start training in 3-4 days and in one week, he will have another X-ray to determine how the sprain is healing. We will continue to monitor his progress over the coming days."

- Preview:  Paris-Nice 2018 - Preview. (Cyclingnews) - Can Team Sky continue their winning streak?

- Charly Wegelius (EF Education First-Drapac sport director): "Paris-Nice has all the technical elements of a Tour de France condensed into one week of racing.  It isn’t by chance that often winners of Paris-Nice go on to perform well in July. Over the week, all the key skills of riders are tested, often in challenging weather.  The whole group has made a solid start to the season, and we have always been active.  We will continue on this line. Dan McLay has good shape, although it’s important to note that many of the sprint stages are far from straightforward. Lawson and Pierre have made a solid start to the season and will have the space to show themselves."

News:  Van Garderen leads BMC at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - American receives full backing at 'race to the sun'.

News:  Bouhanni: It will take time to adapt to a new way of working. (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman on changes to Cofidis structure.

News:  Sergio Henao and Poels joint leaders for Team Sky at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - British squad aiming for sixth overall victory.

News:  Viviani and Alaphilippe lead Quick-Step Floors at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Italian targets more sprint success before Milan-San Remo.

News:  Gallopin leads confident AG2R La Mondiale at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - French team hoping to capitalise on strong start to 2018.

- Sports Director Gorazd Štangelj (Bahrain Merida): "It's a pretty tough race, with different stages each year. Some of the stages and climbs might be the same as in previous years, but riders certainly don't know all the stages.  Another element that makes this race a hard one, is the weather ... Last year we had really tough conditions with wind, rain and cold. We'll see what this year will bring."

- Quick-Step Floors roster for Paris-Nice:

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
Tim Declercq (BEL)
Dries Devenyns (BEL)
Yves Lampaert (BEL)
Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
Fabio Sabatini (ITA)
Elia Viviani (ITA)

- BMC Racing for Paris-Nice:
Alessandro De Marchi (ITA)
Jempy Drucker (LUX)
Simon Gerrans (AUS)
Nicolas Roche (IRL)
Jürgen Roelandts (BEL)
Dylan Teuns (BEL)
Tejay van Garderen (USA).

- Fabio Baldato: "For the flat stages, Jempy Drucker, Simon Gerrans, and Jürgen Roelandts are excellent riders to have around Tejay, so we have a well-balanced team lining up. Tejay put in a strong time trial in Portugal and this will be another important day for a good overall result at Paris-Nice."

- BMC Racing Sports Director Fabio Baldato: "Tejay van Garderen is our outright leader at Paris-Nice and after a strong performance at Volta ao Algarve, I think he can produce another good result in France. Having lived in Nice, Tejay is familiar with the climbs on the final two days and he will have good climbing support with Nicolas Roche, Dylan Teuns, and Alessandro de Marchi."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors): "I’m quite satisfied with my first two races of the season, it was nice to be in Colombia and then in Abu Dhabi, where only two seconds separated me from a top-3 finish. My results in these races gave me confidence ahead of my first outing in Europe, which I’m delighted to make at Paris-Nice, a beautiful race which I became fond of long before turning pro."

- 2018 Paris-Nice stage start and finish times:

Stage 1 - Sunday, March 4
Start at 13:45 CET, 7:45am ET
Finish at 16:57 CET, 10:57am ET

Stage 2 - Monday, March 5
Start at 12:05 CET, 6:05am ET
Finish at 16:33 CET, 10:33am ET

Stage 3 - Tuesday, March 6
Start at 11:30 CET, 5:30am ET
Finish at 16:30 CET, 10:30am ET

Stage 4 TT - Wednesday, March 7
Start at 13:32 CET, 7:32am ET
Finish at 16:30 CET, 10:30am ET

Stage 5 - Thursday, March 8
Start at 13:15 CET, 7:15am ET
Finish at 17:10 CET, 11:10am ET

Stage 6 - Friday, March 9
Start at 11:35 CET, 5:35am ET
Finish at 16:32 CET, 10:32am ET

Stage 7 - Saturday, March 10
Starts at 10:05 CET, 4:05am ET
Finishes at 14:49 CET, 8:49am ET

Stage 8 - Sunday, March 11
Start at 12:10 CET, 6:10am ET
Finish at 14:55 CET, 8:55am ET

- Preview:  Race organizer ASO previews the 2018 Paris-Nice from Chatou to Nice here.

News:  Paris-Nice attracts strong start list for 2018. (Cyclingnews) - Sergio Henao to defend 2017 title.

News:  Gallopin takes aim at Paris-Nice after Etoile de Besseges victory. (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman breaks sequence of three successive second-place finishes.

- Preview:  A whole different story. (Cyclingnews) - Race organizer Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) previews the 2018 Paris-Nice.

News:  2018 Paris-Nice route includes 18km TT and intense finale. (Cyclingnews) - 16km climb to Valdeblore La Colmiane and 110km final stage likely to be decisive.

- Sergio Henao (Team Sky) won the 2017 Paris-Nice.

- The 2018 Paris-Nice is being held March 4-11.

 

 


The peloton rides through Sisteron, the first of the scenic landscapes of Stage 6.
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The peloton crosses the Durance river at Sisteron on Stage 6.
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Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) wins Stage 6 in Vence.
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The peloton snakes along the road from Salon-de-Provence to Sisteron on Stage 5.
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Stage 5 featured a little snow left over from a recent snowstorm in the south of France.
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Jerome Cousin (Direct Energie) wins Stage 5 in Sisteron.
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Wout Poels (Team Sky), on his way to winning the stage 4 individual time trial
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Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) retained the lead on G.C. following his ride in the stage 4 ITT.
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Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie) wins Stage 3
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Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) leads in the general classification following Stage 3.
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2018 Paris-Nice Stage 2 - Colors of the peloton
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Stage 2 came down to a sprint finish in Vierzon.
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Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) wins Stage 2.
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Arnaud Démare remained overall leader following Stage 2.
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Sergio Henao (Team Sky) won the 2017 Paris-Nice.  2017 Paris-Nice art by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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