Yvelines, Act VI

Tuesday, December 2nd

The start of the season for cycling's major stage races will take place for the 6th consecutive year in the Yvelines department in 2015. The 73rd edition of Paris-Nice will start on 8th March with... Read more

Betancur conquers Paris-Nice for
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Carlos Betancur (ALM) became the first Colombian to win Paris-Nice after the final stage around Nice won by French champion Arthur Vichot on Sunday. Read more

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Pineau doesn't see any clear favourite

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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.

“The course can make it wide open but it depends on us riders to make it exciting,” the Frenchman said.
“Some teams with strong finishers could keep the race locked and make it boring. But the main news, apart from the course is the absence of Richie Porte for Sky had controlled the race in the previous years which will not be the case this year,” he said
“If (Sky team leader) Geraint Thomas is a favourite, then I'm a favourite too,” he added, before reviewing the best prospects in this year's Race to the Sun.
“From the early season race, (Vincenzo) Nibali is doing alright but he's not at the top yet. As for Rui Costa, he did not arch-dominate in Algarve. To me Sylvain (Chavanel) is as much of a favourite as they are,” he said.
But Sylvain Chavanel, sitting next to him, reminded him of other contenders to take into account.
“Tejay van Garderen will be there, but Simon Gerrans is one of the other riders the course should favour,” he said.    

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Classifications after the stage 8

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