Paris-Nice Stage 8 Preview

March 12, 2017

The final stage and all to play for with the top-3 overall within 30 seconds of each other.

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Paris-Nice Stage 7 Preview

March 11, 2017

The big stage with the high summit finish. When the race route was launched the summit finish on the Col de la Couillole was the novelty for its altitude. It’s the length and gradient that matter today.

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Paris-Nice Stage 6 Preview

March 10, 2017

A long stage with plenty of climbing and an exciting finish with the “Mur de Fayence” as the conclusion.

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Paris-Nice Stage 5 Preview

March 9, 2017

A sprint stage, the last sprint stage which suggests all the teams with house sprinters have a big interest in controlling the stage. Easier said than done, this stage shares many of the same roads as one of the stages last year including the Côte de Saint-Uze which saw off plenty of rivals. This time […]

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Known Unknowns

March 8, 2017

Believe in Team Sky? Have faith in Dave Brailsford? Pro cycling ought to be as simple as riding a bike, of 200 riders trying to cross a white line first. Only it’s more complicated. This sophistication can satisfy as we learn about aerodynamics or geography, sometimes it’s tiresome as we trawl the UCI rulebook or […]

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Paris-Nice Stage 4 Preview

March 8, 2017

A time trial today and this was supposed to be the first chance for the overall contenders to stake their claim. Two wild stages have ruined the chances for many already so today we’ll learn more about the relative condition of the main contenders.

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Paris-Nice Stage 3 Preview

March 7, 2017

After two dramatic days Stage 3 promises calmer weather, just as there’s still the prospect of crosswinds and rain. This is the gourmet’s stage where the locations along the way read like names on a menu.

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Paris-Nice Stage 2 Preview

March 6, 2017

The race was gripping yesterday when the opening stage was turned into a scene you’d expect from a Belgian classic as the bunch was split asunder by the crosswinds. Today has the potential for more action thanks to the course and weather forecast.

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March 5, 2017

The website’s been out of action for most of the weekend due to tech issues. Sorry.

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Paris-Nice Stage 1 Preview

March 5, 2017

The race starts with stormy conditions and high winds, hopefully this means a testing race in crosswinds but it could lead to cross words and the extreme weather protocol being evoked. If all goes well a sprint is in store with an awkward climb just before the finish to stir things up.

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