Paris-Nice 2015 Route stage 6: Vence - Nice
Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Paris-Nice could be over after stage 6 since the riders arrive at their destination. But it isn’t, despite 181.5 kilometres of climbing and dropping. Stage 6 is important both for GC-contenders and those eyeing the King of the Mountains-classification since the most mountain points in Paris-Nice 2015 are to be gained today.
Vence is a typical Province-town, situated on a hill and surrounded by hills. After a local round through the beautiful surroundings the riders are back in Vence, this time the upper part of town. Next comes the first category climb up Col de Vence – 9.7 kilometres at 6.6%. The roads rolls on for 6 kilometres and then a long drop awaits the riders.
With 80 kilometres done a series of climbs will test the legs in the pack. In 50 kilometres four cols are on the menu – Côte de Levens (2nd category, 6.2 kilometres at 5.5%), Côte de Chateauneuf (2nd category, 5.4 kilometres at 4.4%), Côte the Coaraze (2nd category, 5.9 kilometres at 5.6%) and the Col de Saint-Roch. At an elevation of 1,003 metres the latter is the highest point of the day and it takes 9.6 kilometres at 4.5% to get there.
A long drop and then the riders are at the foot of Côte De Peille – 6.6 kilometres at 6.8%. Once crested, stage 6 offers 27 kilometres of diving down a mountain, interspersed with short climbs. The most interesting bump is at 1.5 kilometres before the finish line when the road rises 500 metres at 6%.
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