Nacer Bouhanni has an eventful relationship with Paris-Nice. Last year, the FDJ ace sprinter crashed out of the race on the third day with the leader's jersey on his back after winning the first stage. On Sunday by the banks of the Seine, he crashed and spent some time with the race doctor along the 162-kms of the circuit stage of the day before surging to outsprint the rest of the field on the line in Mantes-la-Jolie ahead of Germany's John Degenkolb and Belgium's Gianni Meersman. On sheer class, the former French champion claimed back the yellow garment, hoping to be luckier this time and...Read more Key moments
The stage in pictures
Paris Nice 2014 - 09/03/2014 - Etape 1 - Mantes la Jolie - Mantes la Jolie © Presse Sports/S.Boué
In an ideal location, west of Île-de-France, around 50km from Paris, Mantes-la-Jolie has 44,000 inhabitants making it the 3rd largest town in the department of...
Paris-Nice 2014 route
Running from Sunday March 9th to 16th 2014, the 72th Paris-Nice will be made up of 8 stages and will cover a total distance of 1,447 kilometres.
The city stages
- Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
- Biot Sophia Antipolis
Jersey wearers after the stage 1
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