Paris-Nice 2020 Route stage 8: Nice - Nice
Sunday 15 March - The final verdict of Paris-Nice is a hilly race of 113.5 kilometres. Both start and finish are in Nice, while the route includes four intermediate climbs before a downhill finale to the Côte d'Azur.
[Due to coronavirus concerns the final stage of Paris-Nice 2020 has been cancelled.]
The riders set off from Nice to enter the hills behind the city. Following a prolonged false flat the first climb appears after 37 kilometres. The Col de la Porte is 13.1 kilometres long an the average gradient sits at 4.7%, although the actual climb is harder than that statistic suggests, as the fifth and sixth kilometre run downhill.
The riders descend to the foot of the Côte de Berre-Les-Alpes, a 3.9 kilometres climb at 6.1%, before dropping further down to tackle the Côte de Chateauneuf. This is a proper col of 6.5 kilometres with an average gradient of 6.6%.
A 6 kilometres downhill leads onto the last and easiest climb of the day. The Côte d’Aspremont is just 3.9 kilometres long, slopes at 3.7% and tops out 18 kilometres from the line. The first part flies down to Nice, while the last kilometres are played out on the flat.
The race finishes outside the Allianz Arena, home stadium of OGC Nice.
The first thee riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while two intermediate sprints (at kilometre 19 and at kilometre 66.5) come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Stage 8 on Paris-Nice starts at 11.45 and the race is expected to finish around 14.55 – both local times.
Paris-Nice 2020 stage 8: route, profiles, more
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