The climb starts strong in Nice with average grades fluctuating between 7.7% and 8.5% in the first 2 kilometres. Then it levels off somewhat with an almost flat section during the 4th kilometre, while the 6th kilometre is at 7% again. In the last 1,600 metres the riders will be flying since the climbing is over.
The time check is at Les4Chemins, with 5.5 kilometres done.
In 2012 and 2013 Paris-Nice closed with exactly the same time trial. On both occasions the stage-winner won the overall. In 2012 Bradley Wiggins crossed the line in 19’12”, while next year Richie Porte was 4 seconds ‘slower’.
Check out the race results.
Paris – Nice 2015 stage 7: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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