This Sunday, the 79th edition of Paris-Nice sets off from Saint-Cyr-l’École to finish in Nice on Sunday 14 March. Highlights in terms of the GC are an ITT on the third day, while stage 4 serves a trying race with finish uphill. The Queen Stage on the penultimate day ends atop a 16.3 kilometres climb in La Colmiane. The decisive last race is played out in the hills above Nice. (Slideshow route/profile)
Maximilian Schachmann is title defender, while Tiesj Benoot and Sergio Higuita rounded out last year’s final podium. The last stage was called off due to coronavirus concerns.
With seven consecutive victories in the 1980’s Sean Kelly in the most successful rider in The Race to the Sun.
Another interesting read: records & winners Paris-Nice.
Click on the links in underneath scheme for in-depth information on the individual stages.
Paris-Nice 2021 stages:
|date||start – finish||km||type||results||winner||leader|
|1||7-3||Paris-Nice route stage 1 Saint-Cyr-l’École – Saint-Cyr-l’École||166||hills|
|2||8-3||Paris-Nice route stage 2 Oinville-sur-Montcient – Amilly||188||flat|
|3||9-3||Paris-Nice route stage 3 Gien – Gien||14.4||ITT|
|4||10-3||Paris-Nice route stage 4 Chalon-sur-Saône – Chiroubles||188||hills|
|5||11-3||Paris-Nice route stage 5 Vienne – Bollène||203||flat|
|6||12-3||Paris-Nice route stage 6 Brignoles – Biot||202.5||hills|
|7||13-3||Paris-Nice route stage 7 Nice – Valdeblore la Colmiane||166.5||mountains|
|8||14-3||Paris-Nice route stage 8 Nice – Nice||110.5||mountains|
Paris-Nice 2021: route, profiles, more
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