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The Paris-Nice 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

Added: friday 04 March 2016 at 22:11:00
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    The Paris-Nice 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google EarthThis Sunday Paris-Nice 2016 will start in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine with a prologue of 6,1 kilometers. A total of 1290 kilometers will be on the programme of this 74th edition of the Race to the sun, which will be in Nice on Saturday already but which will finish there only on Sunday 13 March.

    In this article you'll find all information about the Paris-Nice 2016 race route, on Google Maps/Google Earth, with the time- and route schedules and the profiles of each of the 7 stages and of the prologue.

    The Paris-Nice 2016 race route on Google Maps

    P/ Sunday 6 March 2016 - Conflans-Sainte-Honorine > Conflans-Sainte-Honorine - 6.1 km

    Paris-Nice 2016 will start with a prologue, of 6.1 kilometers, which will take place in the streets of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, more precisely on the south side of the city.

    The start podium will be in the Quai des Martyrs of the Résistance and the riders will follow the Seine river down to the border of the city, before they turn left on the Sentier des Laveuses and left on the Avenue de Bellevue on a short climb. Turning right on the Rue des Bournouviers and left on the Avenue Paul Brard, the riders will continue up to the Conflans train station via the Boulevard Armand Leprince, before they cross the train line via the Avenue Carnot.
    They'll get to the last left turn and go on directly to the finish line which will be drawn in the Rue Anatole France.

    The first rider will start at 11.42AM and the start of the last rider is planned around 2.38PM. The distance of 6.1 kilometers will be done in around 7 minutes so we should know who's the winner of this prologue around 2.45PM already!

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the profile and the race route on Google Maps of the prologue of Paris-Nice 2016. Click on the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of the prologue of Paris-Nice 2016 The map with the race route of the prologue of Paris-Nice 2016 on Google Maps The profile of the prologue of Paris-Nice 2016

    P/ Conflans-Sainte-Honorine > Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

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    P/ Conflans-Sainte-Honorine > Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

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    1/ Monday 7 March 2016 - Condé-sur-Vesgre > Vendôme - 198 km

    The first stage will also start in the Yvelines department which organised the Paris-Nice start since 2010 and will organise it until at least 2017, from the city of Condé-sur-Vesgre at about sixty kilometers from Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. The start of this first stage will be in the Rue de Vesgre close to the town hall. The riders will follow the D983 towards the kilometer 0 of this first stage, for a race of 198 kilometers towards Vendôme, the usual location of the feeding zone in Paris-Tours, another race organised by A.S.O.

    Just before Faverolles, the peloton turns left and goes on turning around Rambouillet until they arrive at the level of the A11 highway which they'll of course not take. This is where they turn right towards Ablis and Auneau and the feeding zone in Moriers and the sprint in Bonneval.

    On the way to the finish city, Vendôme, they get on a circuit which will offer something original in the Paris-Nice race route, sand roads (which I've indicated on the map with the word "ribin" like in the [[Tro Bro Leon]] in Brittany). They'll find two of them, the chemin de Tourteline, 1,350 m long, and the chemin du Tertre of the Motte, 750 m long and with the only climb in this stage, the Côte du chemin du Tertre of the Motte (3rd category, 1 km à 3,7%). They'll do them twice and the second time the end of the second sand road is at only 3.5 kilometers from the finish line in the Avenue Gérard Yvon (where an intermediate sprint will take place at the first crossing of the finish line).

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the profile and the race route on Google Maps of the 1st stage of Paris-Nice 2016. Click on the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of the 1st stage of Paris-Nice 2016 The map with the race route of the 1st stage of Paris-Nice 2016 on Google Maps The profile of the 1st stage of Paris-Nice 2016

    1/ Condé-sur-Vesgre > Vendôme

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    1/ Condé-sur-Vesgre > Vendôme

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    2/ Tuesday 8 March 2016 - Contres > Commentry - 213.5 km

    The second stage will start in Contres. After having turned around the city on the north side, the riders will get to the km 0 on the D956 for 213.5 kilometers of racing. They'll go off south-east towards Chabris and the first intermediate sprint, before they turn south via Issoudun, the feeding zone of Chezal-Benoît, Lignières and La Chapelaude where they'll turn east via the Côte d'Estivareilles (3rd category ; 1,7 km à 6,2%), the only difficulty of this stage.

    The race will then turn south towards the finish city, but before they get there, the race route again turns west, down to Néris-les-Bains where the riders will get on the final circuit around Commentry. At the first crossing of the finish line on the Place du 14 Juillet they'll battle for the second intermediate sprint of this stage, while the second crossing will be for the finish of the stage.

    Hereunder you'll find the profile and the race route on Google Maps of the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2016. Click on the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2016 The map with the race route of the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2016 on Google Maps The profile of the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2016

    2/ Contres > Commentry

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    2/ Contres > Commentry

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    3/ Wednesday 9 March 2016 - Cusset > Mont Brouilly - 168 km

    The 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2016 will start in Cusset, close to Vichy.

    At first, the riders will do a short loop in the city after the start from the Cours Arloing before they cross the start line again and go off towards the km 0 on the D906B. Via Lapalisse and Marcigny, they'll get to the first climb of the day, the Côte de Vernay (3rd category ; 2,3 km à 4,6%). A bit further they'll find the Côte de Châteauneuf (3rd category ; 2,4 km à 5%) and the intermediate sprint in Chauffailles.

    When they enter the Rhône department, they'll climb the Col des Echarmeaux (3rd category ; 9,5 km à 3,1%) and get to the feeding zone in Poule-les-Echarmeaux. Two difficulties will follow, before the riders get on the final circuit, the Côte des Rochettes (3rd category ; 3,1 km à 4,5%) and the Col du Fût d'Avenas (3rd category ; 2,8 km à 3,7%).

    In the final circuit, the riders will get via Villié-Morgon and Saint-Lager to the climb of the Mont Brouilly (2nd category ; 3 km à 7,7%). The race continues towards the intermediate sprint in Quincié-en-Beaujolais and brings back the riders to the place where they arrived on the final circuit. The stage will end with another climb of the Mont Brouilly, which will be decisive in this stage!

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the profile and the race route on Google Maps of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2016. Click on the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2016 The map with the race route of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2016 on Google Maps The profile of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2016

    3/ Cusset > Mont Brouilly

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    3/ Cusset > Mont Brouilly

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    4/ Thursday 10 March 2016 - Juliénas > Romans-sur-Isère - 195.5 km

    The 4th stage will start in Juliénas, on the Place du Marché. After a short zig-zag the riders will go off to the km 0 on the D68 and via Villié-Morgon they'll climb, like the day before, the Col de Brouilly (3rd category ; 1,8 km à 4,7%). Plain south via Saint-Etienne-des-Oullières and Saint-Julien down to Chessy where the race will turn south-east towards Lozanne where it'll again go down south. After the sprint in Brindas and the feeding zone in Mornant it'll continue south-east towards Givors where the race route will turn south-west with the climb of the Côte de Givors (3rd category ; 4 km à 4,3%) and it'll then get in the Loire department which it'll leave quite shortly to get in the Ardèche where the riders will battle for the second sprint in Serrières.

    Crossing the Rhône river they'll get in the Drôme department and continue on to the Côte de Saint-Uze (2nd category ; 2,8 km à 6,5%). From there they'll go off towards Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse and the finish on the Place Jean Jaurès in Romans-sur-Isère.

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the profile and the race route on Google Maps of the 4th stage of Paris-Nice 2016. Click on the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of the 4th stage of Paris-Nice 2016 The map with the race route of the 4th stage of Paris-Nice 2016 on Google Maps The profile of the 4th stage of Paris-Nice 2016

    4/ Juliénas > Romans-sur-Isère

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    4/ Juliénas > Romans-sur-Isère

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    5/ Friday 11 March 2016 - Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Salon-de-Provence - 198 km

    The start of the 5th stage in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux will be at 11.05AM and the riders will go off south-east via Suze-la-Rousse and Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, towards the intermediate sprint in Rasteau.

    After a short visit of Vaison-la-Romaine they'll continue plain south to get on the climb of the Col de la Madeleine (3rd category ; 1,6 km à 4,1%). From Bédoin they'll start the famous climb of the Mont Ventoux which will be climbed until 6 kilometers from the top of the Bald mountain, at the Chalet Reynard (1st category ; 9,5 km à 9,3%) where the race will turn right and descend down to Sault. Slightly uphill the riders will find the feeding zone in Saint-Jean-de-Sault and after another descent they'll start the climb of the Col du Pointu (2nd category ; 5,9 km à 4,1%).

    At the bottom of this mountain, they'll find the intermediate sprint of Lourmarin and after a short plain part they'll start the double climb of the Côte of the Roque-d'Anthéron (2nd category ; 4,2 km à 5,5%) and the Col de Sèze (2nd category ; 1,7 km à 7,2%). After the descent the finish in Salon-de-Provence will be reached downhill untill the line which will be drawn in the Boulevard Maréchal Foch.

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the profile and the race route on Google Maps of the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2016. Click on the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2016 The map with the race route of the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2016 on Google Maps The profile of the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2016

    5/ Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Salon-de-Provence

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    5/ Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Salon-de-Provence

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    6/ Saturday 12 March 2016 - Nice > La Madone d'Utelle - 177 km

    The forelast stage of Paris-Nice 2016 will be the queen stage between Nice and the mountain top finish on La Madone d'Utelle.

    The stage will take place in the area above Nice which is known to be quite mountaineous. Quite shortly the riders will start the climb of the Côte de Gattières (2nd category ; 4,5 km à 4,8%) which they'll reach going straight north from Nice.

    From there they'll continue west via Vence and Tourrette-sur-Loup where they'll again continue north towards Gréolières. Turning east, the riders will climb the Côte de Coursegoules (2nd category ; 11,5 km à 4,4%) and while continuing the climb they'll get to the intermediate sprint in Coursegoules.

    After the descent they'll start the climb of the Côte of the Sigale (2nd category ; 7,3 km à 4,9%) and just afterwards they can get some forces in the feeding zone in Le Pali before they start the 1st category climb, the Côte d'Ascros (8,5 km à 5,4%).

    The long descent of this climb will bring them to the foot of the Côte de Levens (2nd category ; 6,2 km à 5,5%). Via the intermediate sprint in Levens they'll start the descent which will immediately go on in the climb of the Côte de Duranus (2nd category ; 1,6 km à 8,4%) and after the descent of this mountain the riders will start the long final climb of 15.3 km @ 5,7%, towards the sanctuary of La Madone d'Utelle (1st category).

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the profile and the race route on Google Maps of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2016. Click on the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2016 The map with the race route of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2016 on Google Maps The profile of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2016

    6/ Nice > La Madone d'Utelle

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    6/ Nice > La Madone d'Utelle

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    7/ Sunday 13 March 2016 - Nice > Nice - 134 km

    There will not be an individual time trial on the Col d'Eze for the last stage of this 74th édition of Paris-Nice as we've often seen in the past few years, but a stage in line starting and finishing on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

    After less than 20 kilometers, the riders will already battle for the first intermediate sprint in Plan du Var. They'll continue going up north till the foot of previous day's final climb, but this time they'll turn right and continue south and start the climb of the Côte de Duranus (3rd category ; 3,9 km à 4,3%) and starting there they'll start a follow-up of different climbs.

    The next one will be the Côte de Levens (3rd category ; 5,3 km à 4,3%) and continuing south they'll climb the Côte de Châteauneuf (2nd category ; 5,4 km à 4,4%). A bit further east they'll find the Col de Calaison (2nd category ; 6,3 km à 4,4%) and a bit further also the Côte de Peille (1st category ; 6,5 km à 6,9%).

    They'll go down south towards La Turbie where they'll find the second intermediate sprint and going down to Nice they get on the final circuit down to Nice where they'll turn on the usual climb of the Col d'Eze (1st category ; 7,7 km à 5,7%) before they get back on the road which brings them back to Nice, this time all the way on to the Promenade des Anglais where the last finish of Paris-Nice 2016 will be judged and we'll thus not only know the winner of the stage here but also the final winner of the general classification of this edition of the Race to the sun!

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the profile and the race route on Google Maps of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2016. Click on the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2016 The map with the race route of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2016 on Google Maps The profile of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2016

    7/ Nice > Nice

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    7/ Nice > Nice

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    The Paris-Nice 2016 race route in Google Earth

    You have discovered the race route of the different stages of Paris-Nice 2016 on Google Maps hereabove, together with their stage profile and their time- and route schedule. If you'd like to see the whole Paris-Nice 2016 race route in one glance or if you want to do a virtual fly-over of one or more of the stages, you can find a link below which allows you to download the Paris-Nice 2016 race route in Google Earth, thanks to a KML file:

    >> Download the Paris-Nice 2016 race route in Google Earth

    The Paris-Nice 2016 race route in Google Earth

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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