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Blog - Paris-Nice 2011

All about the 2011 race to the sun which will take place from 6 till 13 March 2011

  • Added: sunday 13 March 2011 at 16:22:00

    Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) shows he's a strong man in Nice, Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) wins Paris-Nice 2011

    Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) shows he's a strong man in Nice, Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) wins Paris-Nice 2011After a long breakaway, Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) won the last stage of Paris-Nice 2011 while the final victory was for Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad).

    The summary of the last stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    This moring, the Race to the sun decided not to respect the surname of Paris-Nice since the start took place under a fine rain, despite the riders hoping for better weather.

    One of the first riders to come to the signature podium was Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team). He didn't however come to sign in but to announce the FFC commissaire that he wouldn't start today. Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank), Jurgen van den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) who fell badly yesterday and Greg ...

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  • Added: sunday 13 March 2011 at 14:37:00

    Jérémy Roy (FDJ) describes his Paris-Nice 2011

    Jérémy Roy (FDJ) describes his Paris-Nice 2011Before the start of the last stage of Paris-Nice 2011 this morning, Jérémy Roy looked back on his week in this Race to the sun which finished in the rain. Coming back from an injury, his week globally went fine even though he did know some difficulties ...

    Jérémy Roy's week in Paris-Nice 2011

    Early this week you were in the breakaway (see photo) while you fell just before in the Boucles de Sud Ardèche. Were you perfectly OK again?
    Jérémy Roy : I indeed wasn't sure to start here but finally I could get back on my bike and thus decided to start in Paris-Nice. ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Catching up with Jérémy Roy| Paris-Nice 2011| Paris-Nice
  • Added: saturday 12 March 2011 at 19:35:00

    Rémy Di Grégorio (Astana) against wind and rain, winner of the forelast stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    Rémy Di Grégorio (Astana) against wind and rain, winner of the forelast stage of Paris-Nice 2011Karsten Kroon (BMC Racing Team) gave everything he had but finally Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) managed to win the forelast stage of Paris-Nice 2011 under the rain and against the wind, in Biot.

    The French rider attacked from the peloton in the last round on the circuit around Biot and managed, despite a slippery at a few kilometers from the finish, to stay ahead of the peloton and finish this stage with a solo victory.

    The summary of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    This morning in Brignoles the riders still hesitated how to dress for this stage, but as soon as they left the bus they quickly realised that today would be a hard day and that an extra layer of clothing would definitely be worth it.

    Due to the expected wind and rain, the organisor decided to start 15 minutes early but despite that the riders finished the stage late on the slowest expected time.

    The 159 riders who came to the start ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice 2011| Paris-Nice
  • Added: friday 11 March 2011 at 17:19:00

    The big favourite Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) wins the individual time trial in Paris-Nice 2011 and takes over the yellow jersey

    The big favourite Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) wins the individual time trial in Paris-Nice 2011 and takes over the yellow jerseyBetween Rognes and Aix-en-Provence (Puyricard) the riders of Paris-Nice 2011 mesured individually today in a 27 kilometer long individual time trial.

    As expected the big favourite, Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad), won this individual effort in 33'24"15, taking over the yellow jersey from his compatriot Andreas Klöden (Team Radioshack) at the same time.

    The summary of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    Something quite exceptional in Paris-Nice: the 6th stage took place as an individual time trial.

    After a short bit going north up to the Bassin de Saint-Christophe, the riders continued southwards slightly going uphill before descending back to the finish line in Puyricard. ...

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  • Added: thursday 10 March 2011 at 23:42:00

    Andreas Klöden sprints to a double victory in the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    Andreas Klöden sprints to a double victory in the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2011Andreas Klöden won the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 today in a sprint in Vernoux-en-Vivarais and also took the yellow leader's jersey of the general classification. As foreseen, the Col de la Mûre was decisive in today's stage since it allowed to create a leading group which continued straight to the finish and which battled for the stage win in a sprint on the finish line.

    The summary of the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    At the start in Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise, all 168 riders signed in for a hilly stage over 193 kilometers.

    While several riders attacked and tried to get away from the peloton early in the stage, the last Belgian rider of the Quick Step team, Kevin de Weert, decided to leave the race to the sun. The rider who fell in the second stage thus left his 5 team mates the honor to go find the sun in Nice (well, it might actually be raining!).
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  • Added: wednesday 09 March 2011 at 22:08:00

    Step forward if your name's Thomas in Paris-Nice 2011 4th stage

    Step forward if your name's Thomas in Paris-Nice 2011 4th stageIt was party time for two riders named Thomas today with a leading group which continued until the finish and which allowed Thomas Voeckler (Europcar Team) to win the stage by placing an attack in the last few meters while Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) could take back the yellow leader's jersey for the general classification.

    The summary of the 4th stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    The fourth stage of Paris-Nice 2011 was 191 kilometers long between Crêches-sur-Saône and Belleville. 169 riders came to the start this morning, the two non starters being Nikolas Maes and Gert Steegmans of the Belgian Quick Step team. Maes fell yesterday when Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) lost his tube at the end of the stage yesterday (the Slovakian rider did start this afternoon) while Steegmans fell a few kilometers earlier and decided not to continue the adventure of ...

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  • Added: tuesday 08 March 2011 at 22:42:00

    Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) takes a double win at the finish of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) takes a double win at the finish of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2011Today, the riders ... slowly connected Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire to Nuits-Saint-Georges over 202.5 kilometers. When a 5 riders strong breakaway was taken back, Thomas Voeckler and Blel Kadri decided to give it a try. When the French Champion and Kadri were also taken back at 5 kilometers from the finish, the sprinters teams started to get ready for the second bunch sprint of this Paris-Nice 2011.
    Matthew Goss, getting around some riders on the ground at the end of the stage, was the fastest in this sprint and thus took not only the stage victory but also the yellow jersey of leading rider in the general classification. The Australian rider thus took his 6th stage victory since the start of this season!

    The summary of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2011

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  • Added: monday 07 March 2011 at 17:25:00

    Greg Henderson (Team Sky) wins the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    Greg Henderson (Team Sky) wins the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2011After a long breakaway led by Yoan Offredo (FDJ), Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Tony Gallopin (Cofidis), the second stage of Paris-Nice 2011 finished in a bunch sprint. This sprint was won by the New Zealander Greg Henderson (Team Sky).

    The summary of the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    A bit after noon, the peloton counting 175 head started from Montfort-l'Amaury under a shining sun (Paris-Nice is nicknamed the race to the sun but nowadays the sun is present right from the start!). Indeed, Martin Velits (HTC-Highroad) didn't take the start after his fall yesterday.

    Contrary to yesterday when the start of the stage was quite calm, Yoann Offredo (FDJ) decided this would ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice 2011| Paris-Nice
  • Added: sunday 06 March 2011 at 16:48:00

    Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) shines under the sun of Houdan - Paris-Nice 2011 first stage

    Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) shines under the sun of Houdan - Paris-Nice 2011 first stageAfter a quiet start, two riders created a gap on the peloton early this afternoon during the first stage of Paris-Nice 2011 around Houdan. When they were taken back by the peloton, Jérémy Roy initiated a new breakaway which almost continued until the finish. This breakaway was almost taken by the peloton but Thomas De Gendt insisted and became the winner!

    The summary of the first stage of Paris-Nice 2011

    Not quite usual, Paris-Nice 2011 started this morning with a stage in line over 154.5 kilometers from Houdan to ... Houdan.

    The early start probably made the riders start slowly and it was thus only at kilometer 15 that Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Damien Gaudin (Team Europcar) manage to get away from the peloton. The ...

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  • Added: sunday 06 March 2011 at 2:15:00

    The Cadets Juniors will come to Paris-Nice!

    The Cadets Juniors will come to Paris-Nice!Since 10 years now, the operation Cadets Juniors is a big success in the Tour de France. Thanks to this operation, 4 cadets (15/16 years old) and 4 juniors (17/18 years old) can live one dream day in the most famous cycling race in the world.

    This year, ASO has decided to extend this operation to the most important other stage races organised by the company from Issy-les-Moulineaux: Paris-Nice, the Critérium International, the Critérium du Dauphiné and as usual the Tour de France. Last Sunday, the 2011 season of this operation thus already started.

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice 2011| Paris-Nice| Tour de France| Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré| Critérium International

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