news08.03.2014Portal - Geraint is a true leader
Sky directeur sportif Nicolas Portal insisted Geraint Thomas, who replaces title-holder Richie Porte as the team leader for Paris-Nice, was by no means a second choice.read more
news08.03.2014Arthur Vichot - "Some nice stages for me"
French champion Arthur Vichot starts Paris-Nice after a pedestrian start to the season but he sees many reasons to be ambitious next week in the Race to the Sun.read more
news08.03.2014Pineau doesn't see any clear favourite
It was the aim of the organisers to make this year's Paris-Nice a wide open race and it will be the case according to IAM's Jerome Pineau, one of the experienced riders of the peloton.read more
news08.03.2014Chavanel wants to do even better this year
Sylvain Chavanel has always loved Paris-Nice and the Frenchman has kept improving in the Race to the Sun, winning the green jersey last year after finishing third in 2009 while clinching three stages between 2008 and 2013.
news07.03.2014Paris-Nice updates: two days to go
Two days before its start, the Race to the Sun is already breaking records, as it prepares to host the shooting of a film on Laurent Fignon and Jean Floc'h steps up to the plate as the new sponsor of the polka-dot jersey...read more
news04.03.2014Romain Bardet: "Starting to fill the leader's boots"
The best French rider in the 2013 Tour de France tells us about his weak spot for Paris-Nice, a race he discovered last year. However, ambition is the overriding emotion as Romain Bardet gears up for the 72nd Race to the Sun. His 13thplace at the recent Tour of Oman (where he was the best young rider) and his win at the Drôme Classic the day before yesterday have put him on the map as one of the outsiders who could very well upset favourites such as Richie Porte, Vincenzo Nibali and Tejay...read more
news25.02.2014The Race To The Sun Is Up For Grabs!
Richie Porte, Vincenzo Nibali and Tejay van Garderen are all in with a decent chance of winning, but not necessarily as the odds-on favourites. With this year's route providing numerous opportunities to turn the race for yellow on its head, power riders like Costa, Chavanel, Betancur and Gerrans are already sharpening their axes...read more
news04.02.2014A Race For The Daring
The route of the 72nd edition of the Paris-Nice, announced this morning in the General Council of Yvelines, where the race will start for the 5th consecutive time, offers the most enterprising riders some previously unseen opportunities. Rouleurs and climbers will have a crack at victory alongside the fighters and puncheurs of the pack.read more
news28.01.2014Teams Selection of Paris-Nice 2014
The organisers have chosen the teams that will take part in the 72nd edition of Paris-Nice (March 9-16).read more
news28.01.2014Put the stopwatches away!
For the last two seasons, Paris-Nice had once again become a blissful experience for solitary flat racers, beginning with a prologue and ending on a high note with a time trial on the Col d'Éze. Well this year, with all due respect to Bradley Wiggins and Ritchie Porte, the two most recent winners of the race, stopwatches will not be required until the finishes of the eight road race stages which are featured on the agenda of this 2014 edition.read more
news10.03.2013Porte, an Australian at home in Nice
Richie Porte became the first Australian to win Paris-Nice when he sealed victory in the final time trial on Col d'Eze on Sunday. The 28-year-old Tasmanian clocked 19:16 to emulate his Team Sky leader Bradley Wiggins, who achieved the same double last year. It was an even more emotional day for Porte as he usually serves as a luxury domestique for his leaders but above all because it was earned on his training roads as he lives in Monaco.
At the top, the Montagne de Lure stage winner...
Jersey wearers after the stage 3
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