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  • Added: saturday 10 March 2018 at 23:13:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: Simon Yates solo and with a double win in the 7th stage!

    Paris-Nice 2018: Simon Yates solo and with a double win in the 7th stage!The forelast stage of Paris-Nice 2018, who partly took place in the rain, was a difficult stage with several climbs. Simon Yates is the one who managed to be the last one to get away, in the final climb towards the mountain top finish and that's how the English rider not only won the stage but also took the jersey of the general classification!

    The summary of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Nice > Valdeblore La Colmiane

    Apparently the Race to the sun, the nickname of Paris-Nice, doesn't really respect its nickname this year. Indeed, the forelast stage of Paris-Nice 2018 started in Nice under the pouring rain today!

    No breakaway attempts before the first climb of the day, the Côte de Gattières, but in this climb we saw sever ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: friday 09 March 2018 at 23:13:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: Rudy Molard solo at the end of the 6th stage!

    Paris-Nice 2018: Rudy Molard solo at the end of the 6th stage!After the time trial in Saint-Etienne won by Wout Poels (Team Sky) and the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2018 won in a solo victory by Jérôme Cousin (Direct Energie), it was again a solo victory which concluded the 6th stage in Vence today. Indeed, Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) went off alone just before the last kilometer and won the stage in this way!

    The summary of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Sisteron > Vence

    At the start in Sisteron and despite several attempts to break away, we had to wait for about twenty kilometers before we saw a group get away. Rather quickly this group was joined by a second group and thus formed a big breakaway of no less than 13 riders: Lars Bak (Lotto Soudal), Amaël Moinard (Fortuneo-Samsic), Paul Martens (Lotto NL-Jumbo), Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis), Tom Scully (EF Education First-Drapac), ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: tuesday 06 March 2018 at 22:24:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: Jonathan Hivert goes on till the end with the breakaway and wins the 3rd stage

    Paris-Nice 2018: Jonathan Hivert goes on till the end with the breakaway and wins the 3rd stageA stage for breakaway riders today in Paris-Nice 2018 and that's what we've seen, starting with a first breakaway right from the first kilometer and than, once this leading trio falls apart after an accelleration by Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie) in this group, a second leading trio got set up after the first crossing of the finish line, in the final circuit. This leading trio went on until the finish and battled for the stage win, taken by Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie)!

    The summary of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Bourges > Châtel-Guyon

    Just before 11.30AM the race started in Bourges and right from the first kilometer, 3 riders got away from the peloton, more precisely Jay Thomson (Dimension Data), Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie) and Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz (Delko Marseille Provence KTM). Very quickly, these breakaway riders managed to extend ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: monday 05 March 2018 at 19:16:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: Dylan Groenewegen strong sprinter in the 2nd stage

    Paris-Nice 2018: Dylan Groenewegen strong sprinter in the 2nd stageThe second stage of Paris-Nice 2018 between Orsonville and Vierzon didn't present any climbs and it was thus almost sure that it would end in a bunch sprint. The breakaway took some time to get off and the speed in today's stage was quite low all the way long, but in the end we saw a classical set-up for such a stage: a breakaway of 6 riders which was quickly reduced to two, taken back at 4 kilometers from their goal, after which a bunch sprint was prepared. In that bunch sprint Dylan Groenewegen showed his strong legs by starting off his sprint quite early and winning the stage!

    The summary of the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Orsonville > Vierzon

    The weather was a bit better than yesterday when the second stage of Paris-Nice 2018 set off from Orsonville in the Yvelines department early this afternoon ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: monday 05 March 2018 at 0:03:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: Arnaud Démare the best puncher of the sprinters at the finish of the first stage

    Paris-Nice 2018: Arnaud Démare the best puncher of the sprinters at the finish of the first stage154 riders came to the start of the first stage of Paris-Nice 2018 in Chatou early this afternoon. This first stage took place in the rain and as usual we saw a breakaway being formed but as usual it was vowed to fail in a stage like this. In the final part of the stage, Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R La Mondiale) went off alone and first in the climb towards the finish, but the peloton was too strong behind him and despite the expectations it was a big group of riders which went on to the finish. However, only the strongest managed to get a spot in the head of the peloton and among them the champion of France, Arnaud Démare (FDJ), turned out to be the strongest of all!

    The summary of the first stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Chatou > Meudon

    A small peloton started in this first stage in Chatou this afternoon. Indeed, a reduced peloton because only 7 riders were allowed per team. With 22 teams that thus makes ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: sunday 04 March 2018 at 11:21:00

    The Paris-Nice 2018 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth, stage profiles and time- and route schedules

    The Paris-Nice 2018 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth, stage profiles and time- and route schedulesThe day after the selection of the teams for Paris-Nice 2018 on Monday 8 January, the Paris-Nice 2018 race route got announced. Unfortunately velowire.com has not been able to present you the race route of the 2018 edition of the Race to the sun at that time, but we catch up now with the usual presentation of the race route with detailed maps on Google Maps/Google Earth!

    The 76th edition of Paris-Nice which starts this Sunday is made up of 8 stages (including 1 time trial) for a total distance of 1,198.9 km, visiting no less than 16 French departments and containing 27 climbs.


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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: wednesday 27 December 2017 at 21:07:00

    A stage in line and a team time trial for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2019 in Brussels?

    A stage in line and a team time trial for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2019 in Brussels?On 22 May 2014, velowire.com already mentioned a possible Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2019 in Brussels, as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first out of 5 overall victories in the Tour de France for Eddy Merckx. On 30 May this year, the organisor of the Tour, Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), finally officially announced this Grand Départ, 100 years after the creation of the Yellow Jersey* and 61 years after the first Grand Départ of the Belgian capital.

    Eddy Merckx: present or not?

    The Cannibal himself already declared at that time that he would assist to this event if I'm still there in 2019 and in the end, he might be absent for another reason at this Grand Départ which will be dedicated to him. ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2019
  • Added: tuesday 26 December 2017 at 20:46:00

    The UCI WorldTeams (UCI WorldTour) for 2018 and the other teams

    The UCI WorldTeams (UCI WorldTour) for 2018 and the other teamsThe year is about to come to and end. That seems to be the perfect moment to catch up with the UCI's decisions about the registration of the UCI WorldTeams for 2018, the teams which will participate in all UCI WorldTour races. At the same time we'll have a look at the second division teams, the Pro Continental teams.

    The 18 UCI WorldTeams for 2018

    For the 18 UCI WorldTeams there are no changes between 2017 and 2018, except for some name changes.

    Therefore, we'll seize the opportunity to give you a look at the 2018 team kits for the different top level teams! Here's the full list (the teams indicated with a star * are the teams which were submitted to validation by the licence committee, either because they didn't fulfill all the criteria or because their UCI WorldTeam licence expired at the end of 2017; you can have a look at ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: UCI ProTour| Tour de France| Giro d Italia| Vuelta a España
  • Added: wednesday 18 October 2017 at 1:00:00

    The Tour de France 2018 race route has been presented: food for recognition!

    The Tour de France 2018 race route has been presented: food for recognition!On Tuesday 17 October afternoon the Tour de France 2018 race route was officially presented at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, in front of numerous high profile cyclists from France and abroad and after having awarded the "Vélo d'Or 2017" to Chris Froome (Team Sky)!

    A race route without any surprises in terms of start and finish cities for those of you who have followed the rumours about the Tour 2018 race route here, but it does contain numerous new things wrapped up in a historical packaging. This spring we'll thus most probably see several famous riders do some recognition rides at the new locations in order to prepare their participation in the 105th edition of the Grande Boucle!

    The numbers of the Tour de France 2018

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2018
  • Added: monday 16 October 2017 at 22:32:00

    Tour de France 2018: the rumours about the race route and the stage cities!

    Tour de France 2018: the rumours about the race route and the stage cities!

    initially published on 9 September 2017 at 7.51PM, updated on 27 September at 7.42PM and on 5 October at 0.41AM, 8 October at 0.23AM, 9 October at 10.55PM, 13 October at 1.39PM, 14 October at 10.45PM and 16 October at 9AM, at 5.58PM and at 10.32PM

    While the official announcement will only take place on Tuesday 17 October in the Palais des Congrès in Paris, you're probably used now to find here on velowire.com early September the first rumours about the race route of the upcoming Tour de France, in this case for the Tour de France 2018 which will take place from Saturday 7 July till Sunday 29 July 2018. And in order not to lose our good habits, we'll discover little by little over the next few days and weeks in this article the whole race route of the 105th edition of the Tour!

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2018
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