Sunday March 16th, 2014

Stage 8Nice / Nice

Start 13h35 GMT 2+

Key moments

Stage summary16.03.2014 in 17:32Betancur conquers Paris-Nice for Colombia

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.

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interview16.03.2014 in 17:56Carlos Betancur: "A great honour"

"It's a great honour to win such a great race and to show that Colombian cycling is back. I was very proud with my 5th place in the Giro d'Italia but this is greater. It's more important to win such a great race ahead of so many great riders. It also shows  what a strong team AG2R is. Last year I started my season in the Tour of Catalunya. This time I started earlier and it's really a morale booster before the classics. The rest of my program of the season will climax with the Tour de...

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interview16.03.2014 in 17:42Arthur Vichot: "Great to win the queen stage"

"It's the first time I win with the tricolore jersey on. It was the queen stage of Paris-Nice, it's just great. The profile of this Paris-Nice favoring riders of my calibre made me the team leader for once. To finish on the podium after such a great stage it's just great. Now I'm going to concentrate on the classics and as early as next weekend on Milan-San Remo even though the course has changed and suits the sprinters better. I've not turned into a stage race specialist. Other stages races...

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Sporting stakes15.03.2014 in 18:11Not a lazy Sunday afternoon...

Six years ago, AG2R came within three seconds of winning Paris-Nice with Ronaldo Nicentini and the French team now dream of making it at last with Carlos Betancur in the winding 128-kms last stage around Nice. His 14 seconds lead over world champion Rui Costa (LAM) looks solid enough on paper for the Colombian to deliver and hand his country its first ever victory in the Race to the Sun. The Portuguese was twice beaten on the line in the last two days, by Betancur and by Dutchman Tom-Jelte...

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Jersey wearers after the stage 8

Classifications after the stage 8


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