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The 2011 Paris-Nice race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

Added: sunday 27 February 2011 at 13:14:00
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    The 2011 Paris-Nice race route on Google Maps/Google EarthAt the end of December I already presented you the stage cities of Paris-Nice 2011 on www.velowire.com. Strangely, ASO didn't announce much more one month later. Indeed, the stage route- and time schedules, the exact stage routes and the description of each of the stages were missing at the official presentation on the 1st of February.

    This information has now been published since a few days and as usual I thus offer you, at one week from the start of Paris-Nice 2011, the stage routes of this race on Google Maps/Google Earth.


    In another article, you'll soon find the list of participating riders for the 22 teams which have been invited to Paris-Nice 2011 with their leaders like Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale), Taylor Phinney and Amael Moinard (BMC Racing Team), Samuel Sanchez and Romain Sicard (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Tony Martin and Tejay van Garderen for HTC-Highroad, Vladimir Karpets for Katusha Team, Grega Bole and Simon Spilak for Lampre-ISD and of course the revelation of Paris-Nice 2010, Peter Sagan for Liquigas-Cannondale.
    The Luxembourg Team Leopard Trek will come to Paris-Nice with Fränk Schleck and Brice Feillu while Movistar Team will have Xavier Tondo (winner of the forelast stage in 2010) and José Ivan Gutierrez as its leaders. Jurgen van den Broeck is the rider to watch with Omega Pharma-Lotto while Astana puts Alexandre Vinokourov on the scene again, together with Roman Kreuziger. At the Quick Step Cycling Team the rider who wore the yellow jersey during a few days in the last Tour de France, Sylvain Chavanel, and the Belgian rider Gert Steegmans ar the guys to watch while Rabobank will be present with its new recruit Luis Léon Sanchez and his compatriot Juan Manuel Garate.

    The Danish team Saxo Bank Sungard can count on Richie Porte's talents while Bradley Wiggins remains the leader for Team Sky. With Garmin-Cervelo we'll see Heinrich Haussler and Ryder Hesjedal while Team Radioshack can count on Jani Brajkovic and Levi Leipheimer. Romain Feillu will be the leader for Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team which has had quite a turbulent period at the start of the season, while the French champion Thomas Voeckler will be there for Team Europcar. We can of course not forget Rein Taaramae and Samuel Dumoulin for Cofidis and Sandy Casar and Pierrick Fédrigo for FDJ.

    All details about the Paris-Nice 2011 race route with the corresponding Google Maps/Google Earth versions of the route

    Sunday 6 March 2011 - 1/ Houdan > Houdan - 154.5 km

    In the 154.5 kilometers which seperate the start and the finish in the city Houdan, the riders will do one big loop of 81 kilometers via Longnes, the Côte de Septeuil (3rd category), Goussonville, Maule and Thoiry before they return to Houdan via Bazainville.
    After this loop they'll do 3 shorter loops of 25 kilometers via Tacoignières and Orgerus and returning to Houdan using the same routes.

    Below you can find the stage route- and time schedule, the stage profile and the race route in Google Maps for this stage. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The stage route- and time schedule of the 1st stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The profile of the 1st stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The map with the stage route for the 1st stage of Paris-Nice 2011 sur Google Maps

    1/ Houdan > Houdan

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    1/ Houdan > Houdan

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    Monday 7 March 2010 - 2/ Montfort-l'Amaury > Amilly - 199 km

    The 2nd stage will also start in the Yvelines department, and will connect to cities which know Paris-Nice quite well now. The start will be on the Place du Palais in Montfort-l'Amaury where the prologue took place last year. The finish will be in front of the Espace Jean Vilar in the Rue de la Mère Dieu in Amilly and between those two cities the riders will dispute two sprints in Pussay and Varennes-Changy while they'll cross the feeding zone in Pithiviers-le-Vieil.

    Below you can find the stage route- and time schedule, the stage profile and the race route in Google Maps for this stage. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The stage route- and time schedule of the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The profile of the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The map with the stage route for the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2011 sur Google Maps

    2/ Montfort-l'Amaury > Amilly

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    2/ Montfort-l'Amaury > Amilly

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    Tuesday 8 March 2011 - 3/ Cosnes-Cours-sur-Loire > Nuits-Saint-Georges - 202 km

    Between the start from the Boulevard de la République in Cosnes-Cours-sur-Loire and the finish in the Rue Caumont Bréon in Nuits-Saint-Georges, 202 kilometers will be ridden, including a sprint in Cervon and one in Essey. The feeding zone will be in Lormes while the riders will have to climb the Côte de Bécoup at the end of the stage. Its top will be reached at 23 kilometers from the finish.

    Below you can find the stage route- and time schedule, the stage profile and the race route in Google Maps for this stage. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The stage route- and time schedule of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The profile of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The map with the stage route for the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2011 sur Google Maps

    3/ Cosnes-Cours-sur-Loire > Nuits-Saint-Georges

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    3/ Cosnes-Cours-sur-Loire > Nuits-Saint-Georges

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    Wednesday 9 March 2011 - 4/ Crêches-sur-Saône > Belleville - 191 km

    After the start in the Rue de la Gare in Crêches-sur-Saône, the riders will do 191 kilometers while climbing 7 hills and mountains: the Col de Grand-Vent after 17 kilometers, the Côte de Propières, the Col des Ecorbans with its top after 65 kilometers in the race, the Col des Ecorbans at mid-stage, the Côte de Régnié-Durette, the Col du Fût d'Avenas and finally the Col de Fontmartin after which they'll still have about 35 kilometers to do to the finish line in Belleville. 2 sprints will allow to get some additional points for the green jersey: one in Lamure-sur-Azergues where they'll also find the feeding zone and one in Fleurie at 15 kilometers from the finish.

    Below you can find the stage route- and time schedule, the stage profile and the race route in Google Maps for this stage. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The stage route- and time schedule of the 4th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The profile of the 4th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The map with the stage route for the 4th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 sur Google Maps

    4/ Crêches-sur-Saône > Belleville

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    4/ Crêches-sur-Saône > Belleville

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    Thursday 10 March 2011 - 5/ Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise > Vernoux-en-Vivaraix - 193 km

    The 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 will start in front of the Espace Albert Maurice in the Boulevard du Stade in Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise for 193 kilometers towards the finish in Vernoux-en-Vivarais.
    On their way to this city, the riders will climb the Côte des Ayats, the Col de la Croix de Chaubouret which has its top at 1,201 meters, the Côte de Saint-Jeure-d'Ay, the Col de Montreynaud, the Côte de Vernoux-en-Vivarais, the Col de Comberon and finally the Col de la Mère which has its summit at only 9 kilometers from the finish. In Saint-Chamond and in Lamastre they'll dispute an intermediate sprint while they can grab something to eat in the feeding zone in Roiffieux.

    Below you can find the stage route- and time schedule, the stage profile and the race route in Google Maps for this stage. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The stage route- and time schedule of the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The profile of the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The map with the stage route for the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 sur Google Maps

    5/ Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise > Vernoux-en-Vivarais

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    5/ Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise > Vernoux-en-Vivarais

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    Friday 11 March 2011 - 6/ Rognes > Aix-en-Provence (ITT) - 27 km

    As you might have noticed, this edition of Paris-Nice will not start with a prologue and thus with an individual time trial. That's quite exceptional and the 6th stage will thus also be special since it'll be a 27 kilometer long individual time trial between Rognes (start on the D543 close to the Saint Denis chappel) and Aix-en-Provence (Puyricard actually, on the Boulevard de Palerme). The first rider will start at 1.50PM and, depending of the number of riders still in the race, the final rider will start at 4.29PM. The estimated time to ride the 27 kilometers is 34 minutes.

    Below you can find the stage route- and time schedule, the stage profile and the race route in Google Maps for this stage. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The stage route- and time schedule of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The profile of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The map with the stage route for the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 sur Google Maps

    6/ Rognes > Aix-en-Provence

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    6/ Rognes > Aix-en-Provence

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    Saturday 12 March 2011 - 7/ Brignoles > Biot - Sophia-Antipolis - 215 km

    The forelast stage will take place between Brignoles in the Var, where the start arch will be built up at the Complexe du Vabre, and Biot - Sophia-Antipolis.

    After 169 kilometers and the climb of the Côte des Tuillières (which will bring nothing new for those who participated in the Tour du Haut Var a few weeks before), of the Côte du Mont Méaulx, of the Côte de Cabris, of the Col du Ferrier and of the Côte de Gourdon, the riders will arrive on a circuit around Biot. By doing this circuit twice, they'll cross the finish line for the 3rd time at the Rond Point Funel (Route des Colles) in Biot - Sophia-Antipolis when one of them will put his hands up in the air as the winner of the stage.

    Below you can find the stage route- and time schedule, the stage profile and the race route in Google Maps for this stage. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The stage route- and time schedule of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The profile of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The map with the stage route for the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 sur Google Maps

    7/ Brignoles > Biot - Sophia-Antipolis

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    7/ Brignoles > Biot - Sophia-Antipolis

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    Sunday 13 March 2011 - 8th stage - Nice > Nice - 124 km

    As usual, the last stage will have its start and finish at the same place on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

    The stage route has changed a bit though this year, with the climb of the Côte de Duranus, of the Col de Châteauneuf, of the Col de Calaïson, of La Turbie and as usual of the Col d'Eze. The two intermediate sprints will be at the start and the end of the stage, in Plan du Var and in Eze (Le Col).

    Below you can find the stage route- and time schedule, the stage profile and the race route in Google Maps for this stage. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The stage route- and time schedule of the 8th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The profile of the 8th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 The map with the stage route for the 8th stage of Paris-Nice 2011 sur Google Maps

    8/ Nice > Nice

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    8/ Nice > Nice

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    The Paris-Nice 2011 race route in Google Earth

    You have now discovered all details of all stages of this 69th Race to the sun, including the stage route- and time schedules, the stage profiles and for each of the stages the stage route on Google Maps.

    If you would like to see the full race route for Paris-Nice 2011, you can download the file below and open it in Google Earth.
    >> Download the Paris-Nice 2011 race route in Google Earth
    The map of the Paris-Nice 2011 race route in Google Earth


    This file will not only allow you to see the complete race route in Google Earth but also to do a virtual fly-over of one or more of the stages.

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. c'est trop bien ce paris nices 2011

    | rafik | sunday 13 March 2011 at 13:21:53

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