Another mountain stage full of surprises in Paris-Nice today, in the area around Nice. After a long breakaway, especially for Lilian Calmejane who was taken back only in the final climb (which allowed him to take the polka dot jersey of the King of the Mountains classification), the favourites of the race came up in the final part of the stage and Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) finally won it. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) also had a good day since he took the lead in the general classification.
The summary of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2017: Nice > Col de la Couillole
In the area behind Nice, a stage towards the Col de la Couillole was on the programme of Paris-Nice 2017 today, 177 kilometers long and full of climbs all the way long ...
The 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2017 was not only the longuest of this 75th edition of the race, but also the last one which could work out for the sprinters. The peloton thus perfectly managed the early breakaway and caught it back in time for the bunch sprint to take place. This time André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) ended victoriously in this game, for the second time in his career in the Race to the sun!
The summary of the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2017: Quincié-en-Beaujolais > Bourg-de-Péage
After the short but intense time trial yesterday, brilliantly won by Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) ahead of Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo), the longuest stage was on the programme of Paris-Nice 2017 today, with 199.5 kilometers between Quincié-en-Beaujolais and Bourg-de-Péage.
And the start order and times as well as a video of the race route of the individual time trial at the end of the article.
The third stage of Paris-Nice 2017 could have seen the breakaway decide for the stage victory but in the it was caught back only in the last kilometer and the two survivors of the initial leading trio thus realised that the stage victory would be decided in a bunch sprint once again and this time it was Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe)'s turn to win it!
The summary of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2017: Chablis > Chalon-sur-Saône
The 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2017, 190 kilometers long, started 5 minutes later than planned in Chablis because of the wind going in the direction of the race which meant that the anticipated average speed was quite important.
The second stage of Paris-Nice 2017 saw the peloton being divide into several groups, because of the high speed and the effect of the weather conditions, but despite the fact that a group of 5 riders survived from the big peloton leading the race since the start of the stage, the stage finally finished in a bunch sprint which took place in Amilly and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) won it!
The summary of the second stage of Paris-Nice 2017: Rochefort-en-Yvelines > Amilly
Just after noon, the peloton of 171 riders of the 75th edition of Paris-Nice started the second stage of the race and this stage again almost completely took place in the cold and under the rain.
While approaching the Côte des Granges-le-Roi, the only difficulty of the day - of the 3rd category -, a group of 9 riders got away from the peloton, includin ...> Read the whole story | 1 comment | shown 2366x
Difficult weather conditions marked the first stage of Paris-Nice 2017 and were the reason why the peloton got reduced rather quickly after the start of the stage. Despite the presence of several sprinters in the group which survived these weather conditions, the victory was finally decided in a duo sprint, thanks to a surprise attack by Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) in the short climb leading to the finish. Followed only by Arnaud Démare (FDJ), the last mentioned rider managed to win the stage and thus take the first yellow jersey.
The summary of the stage between Bois d'Arcy and Bois d'Arcy
The biggest part of the first stage of Paris-Nice 2017 with start and finish in Bois d'Arcy took place under quite bad weather conditions, over a distance of 148.5 kilometers (two laps on a circuit west of t ...> Read the whole story | 4 comments | shown 2259x
It's already the start of Paris-Nice 2017 tomorrow, the 75th edition of the "race to the sun", in Bois d'Arcy in the Yvelines department. 1,233.5 kilometers will be on the programme of this 5th race of the UCI WorldTour, with only one individual time trial, partly uphill with the finish on the Mont Brouilly.
This edition of Paris-Nice will reach summits which have never been reached in this race, with the Col de la Couillole which will be the finish location of the forelast stage next Saturday. So, on this race route, who will follow up on Geraint Thomas?
In any case, this article will provide you all the informations about the race route and you'll get to know it in detail, with the race route on ...
The 2017 cycling season is alive and kicking already and there have already been 4 UCI WorldTour* races this year and there are still 34 to come.
As you know, the UCI WorldTour races can invite, in addition to the 18 UCI WorldTeams, other continental pro teams, with a so called wildcard. And all those races of course do that to come up with a nice and dense peloton starting in all of the races.
The French (organised by A.S.O.) and Italian races (organised by RCS Sport) have already announced which teams they invited this year and hereunder you'll find the list for each of them.
* yes indeed, in addition to the Santos Tour Down Under, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is now the second Australian race on this prestigious calendar, and the Abu Dhabi Tour the third one, despite the fact that for the ...
A bit over 60 days before the start of the 75th edition of Paris-Nice, the race route of the 2017 edition of the "Race to the sun" has been presented this Tuesday in Versailles.
With only one time trial, in the middle of the week, and with a finish on the highest point ever reached by this race, we can expect quite a battle for the yellow jersey at the end of the week when the race will exceptionally not finish on the Promenade des Anglais, out of respect for the victims of the terrorist attack on 14 July last year.
The last stage of Paris-Nice 2016 was quite exciting till the end, especially thanks to Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) who tried once again to get rid of his competitors in the hilly back-country of Nice but he finally ended at 4 seconds from Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) in the general classification. The stage victory was for Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) who thus showed off the colours of Lotto-Fix ALL on the finish line in Nice.
The summary of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2016 - Nice > Nice
It was a short stage, of 134 kilometers, with start and finish on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice which was on the programme of this last day of Paris-Nice 2016 today, with no less than 6 difficulties in this relatively short distance.
A 9 rider strong breakaway lightened up today's queen stage in Paris-Nice 2016 between Nice and La Madone d'Utelle. Antoine Duchesne (Direct Energie) was again present in this breakaway, like yesterday, and went off to collect some points for the King of the mountains classification, which allowed him to put on the polka dot jersey at the end of the afternoon. The stage victory was decided in the final climb and a small group of favourites battled for it in the last few kilometers. The rider who won the stage was however probably the one we expected the less in this group, the Russian rider Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha). Geraint Thomas ended the stage at the second place and takes the first place in the current general classification provisoire, the day before the final stage!
The summary of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2016: Nice > La Madone d'Utelle