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- 2018 Paris-Nice Live Online Coverage Guide -

Paris-Nice LIVE - "The race to the sun"
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Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) wins Stage 7.
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Simon Yates, new race leader, on the podium in the yellow jersey following his Stage 7 victory
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2018 Paris-Nice Route Map

2018 Paris-Nice Stage 8 Profile

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

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Also on today: Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE
On March 17: Milan-San Remo LIVE
Also on today: Ronde van Drenthe LIVE


- Official site tracking and ticker LIVE here.

- LIVE video here. (TV2 Sumo, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Sporza, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rtbf, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (France TV Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rtp, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SuperSport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SBS, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rai Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Tdp, Spanish, geo-restricted) 

- LIVE video here and here. (Rtl, Luxembourgish)

- LIVE video here and here.  (Vrt/een, Dutch)

- LIVE video here.  (NOS, Dutch)

- LIVE video here.  (English, Eurosport)

- LIVE video here and here.  (French, France 3)

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 7 Photos here.

News:  Paris-Nice poised for dramatic final stage showdown. (Cyclingnews) - Top five separated by under 30 seconds.

- Note: The U.S. goes to Daylight Savings Time Saturday night.  So starting Sunday, NYC is just 5 hours behind Paris time instead of the usual 6.

- Videos:  Paris-Nice Videos

- Results:  Paris-Nice Results

- Start List here.

- Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won Stage 7 and took over the lead on G.C.

- 2018 Paris-Nice Stages:

- 2018 Paris-Nice Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
1 Sunday, March 4th  Chatou / Meudon    135 km.
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
2 Monday, March 5th  Orsonville / Vierzon    187 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
3 Tuesday, March 6th Bourges / Châtel-Guyon 210 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
4 Wednesday, March 7th La Fouillouse / Saint-Étienne 18.4 km (ITT)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
5 Thursday, March 8th Salon-de-Provence / Sisteron    163.5 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
6 Friday, March 9th   Sisteron / Vence    188 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
7 Saturday, March 10th Nice / Valdeblore La Colmiane  175 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
8 Sunday, March 11th  Nice / Nice    110 km
Map, timetable, preview and more here.


- Art:  Paris-Nice Stage 7 Art

- Art:  Paris-Nice Art

News:  Simon Yates wins Paris-Nice stage 7. (Cyclingnews) - Mitchelton-Scott rider takes over race lead.

- Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing) following Saturday's Paris-nice queen stage: "I'm good on short and steep climbs but when a long climb gets really steep, and switches between steep and flat, it's not as good for me. So, these long but steady climbs like today are much better for me. The pace that was made was really good. I was in the first half of the group until this little flat section and I was pretty confident about my legs and how I was going. Mitchelton-SCOTT started to put a harder pace after the flat part and I was still ok. I knew that something would happen  in the last 4km but I thought it was maybe too far from the finish line for me to do something. In the end maybe I should have followed Simon Yates because it was a good moment."

- Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) following his Stage 7 victory and taking of the leader jersey: "It was a really great job by the boys today, we were always in perfect position and I never wasted any energy throughout the day which I think is what really helped me in the final there. Of course, it’s my first victory on a real summit finish so I’m really happy. Obviously really tired now but we need to defend tomorrow.  I don’t think anybody likes these conditions but I don’t mind racing in the rain. For sure it’s very waring on the body and adds an extra element to the race but with the boys there, they looked after me perfectly and I never wasted any energy throughout the day and that really gave me an extra bit in the final."

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 6 Photos here.

News:  Poels crashes out of Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Broken collarbone for Team Sky rider.

News:  Molard surprises on stage 6 in Vence. (Cyclingnews) - Sanchez survives another day in yellow.

- Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) won Stage 6.  Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) retained the lead in the general classification.

- Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe): "From the penultimate climb we went full gas all the time. I really was on the limit and suffered a lot to stay with the best, but I think everybody did today. On the last roundabout I was maybe on the wrong side and was boxed in afterwards. But my performance was good and the 7th place is ok as well. Most important – I was up there."

- Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe): "Actually I didn’t feel bad today, my legs were good, but I just couldn’t really go deep on the steep sections. When I realized that I will lose some time today, I decided to find my rhythm and limit my losses. There are still two hard days ahead of us, and there is still a lot possible."

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 5 Photos here.

News:  Bronchitis forces Degenkolb from Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Trek-Segafredo say German needs a break to recover for upcoming Classics.

News:  Cousin wins stage 5 in Sisteron. (Cyclingnews) - Breakaway narrowly takes the stage.

- Jerome Cousin (Direct Energie) won Stage 5.  Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) remains overall leader.

- Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe): "After yesterday’s hard effort, I still felt my legs in the beginning. In the final I was on the wheel from Juraj (Sagan) and Pawel (Poljanski), but unfortunately I lost them with just 1k to go. I had to swing to the other side of the bunch then, but this way I avoided the last crash. It was important today to don’t lose any seconds, so I’d say: mission accomplished."

- John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) has had to abandon Paris-Nice due to illness: "You know, I really don't like to abandon a race. It's not my style, it's not who I am. To be honest, it was a very difficult decision, but with my big goals coming up, I cannot take health risks now. I hope to recover as quickly as possible. So, no worries, I will be able to "chase aces" in the upcoming Monuments."

- Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe): "When I heard the split times in the radio, I thought the guys in the car just wanted to motivate me. I never thought that I’ll be up there to fight for a podium today. But these kind of time trials with long uphill drags suite my style rather well. In the downhill I didn’t risk everything, so I might lost some seconds there. This result makes me really proud, and I am looking forward to the mountains now. It will be a tough fight man against man."

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 4 Photos here.

News:  Team Sky dominate Paris-Nice 'race of truth'. (Cyclingnews) - 'I hope everything is resolved quickly and we move on' Wout Poels says of current Team Sky troubles.

News:  Poels wins stage 4 time trial. (Cyclingnews) - Sanchez holds onto yellow jersey.

- Wout Poels (Team Sky) won the Stage 4 individual time trial.  Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) retained the overall race lead.

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 3 Photos here.

- Felix Großschartner (Bora Hansgrohe) following stage 3: "The final was really hard today. When Alaphilippe attacked everything fell apart. I was together with Patrick (Konrad) up there with the best and felt good on the climb. When Fuglsang was in front I bridged the gap, but the group didn’t let me go. When the trio went away nobody really wanted to pull, therefore the Yellow Jersey group came back. But I still had good legs in the sprint, so I decided to give it a go. I am happy with my result and the White Jersey, but especially with my legs. Let’s see tomorrow in the TT, but I am confident right now."

- Official site tracking, leaderboard and ticker LIVE here.

News:  Sanchez in Paris-Nice pole position heading into time trial. (Cyclingnews) - 2009 winner holds a modest lead after stage 3 attack.

News:  Alaphilippe's attack snaps the whip, but Sanchez takes yellow. (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step Floors' Frenchman goes into Wednesday's TT 38 seconds behind the leader.

News:  Hivert wins stage 3. (Cyclingnews) - Luis Leon Sanchez takes race lead.

- Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie) won Stage 3.  Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) is new overall leader.

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 2 Photos here.

News:  Groenewegen wins stage 2. (Cyclingnews) - Demare stays in the leader's jersey in Vierzon.

- Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe): "The guys did a great job to keep me in position until the last kilometer. On the home straight, I saw FDJ coming and thought I have to go to don’t get boxed in. This was too early. I felt really strong when I hit the front with 250m, but on the last 100m I couldn’t match the speed of the guys coming out of my slipstream."

- Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo), following his Stage 2 victory: "It was a difficult sprint. The last two hundred metres went uphill. The boys perfectly dropped me off for the last corner. I was well positioned for the sprint. I just went full throttle and nobody was able to keep up with me. I am very happy with this victory, because I beat a lot of good sprinters, like Viviani, Démare and Greipel. It’s always good to be able to beat those top guys. I am very grateful for my teammates, because without them this would never have been possible."

- Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) won Stage 2.  Arnaud Demare (FDJ) retained the overall race lead.

News:  Late crash dents Fuglsang's GC aspirations. (Cyclingnews) - Dane loses 1:48 minutes to major rivals into Meudon.

News:  Van Garderen out of Paris-Nice after double crashes. (Cyclingnews) - American suffers whiplash running into team car.

News:  Démare wins rainy opening stage in photo finish. (Cyclingnews) - French champion pips Gorka Izagirre.

- Photos: 2018 Paris-Nice Stage 1 Photos here.

- Arnaud Demare (FDJ) won Stage 1 and is first overall leader.

- American Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) was forced to withdraw from the race following a crash on Stage 1.  Team doctor Dr. Michel Cerfontaine: "Tejay van Garderen crashed with about 35km to go and was immediately taken to hospital for observation. X-rays revealed a cervical sprain but fortunately no fractures or concussion. He has some abrasions on his forehead and left hip. Normally, Tejay can start training in 3-4 days and in one week, he will have another X-ray to determine how the sprain is healing. We will continue to monitor his progress over the coming days."

- Preview:  Paris-Nice 2018 - Preview. (Cyclingnews) - Can Team Sky continue their winning streak?

- Charly Wegelius (EF Education First-Drapac sport director): "Paris-Nice has all the technical elements of a Tour de France condensed into one week of racing.  It isn’t by chance that often winners of Paris-Nice go on to perform well in July. Over the week, all the key skills of riders are tested, often in challenging weather.  The whole group has made a solid start to the season, and we have always been active.  We will continue on this line. Dan McLay has good shape, although it’s important to note that many of the sprint stages are far from straightforward. Lawson and Pierre have made a solid start to the season and will have the space to show themselves."

News:  Van Garderen leads BMC at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - American receives full backing at 'race to the sun'.

News:  Bouhanni: It will take time to adapt to a new way of working. (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman on changes to Cofidis structure.

News:  Sergio Henao and Poels joint leaders for Team Sky at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - British squad aiming for sixth overall victory.

News:  Viviani and Alaphilippe lead Quick-Step Floors at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - Italian targets more sprint success before Milan-San Remo.

News:  Gallopin leads confident AG2R La Mondiale at Paris-Nice. (Cyclingnews) - French team hoping to capitalise on strong start to 2018.

- Sports Director Gorazd Štangelj (Bahrain Merida): "It's a pretty tough race, with different stages each year. Some of the stages and climbs might be the same as in previous years, but riders certainly don't know all the stages.  Another element that makes this race a hard one, is the weather ... Last year we had really tough conditions with wind, rain and cold. We'll see what this year will bring."

- Quick-Step Floors roster for Paris-Nice:

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
Tim Declercq (BEL)
Dries Devenyns (BEL)
Yves Lampaert (BEL)
Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
Fabio Sabatini (ITA)
Elia Viviani (ITA)

- BMC Racing for Paris-Nice:
Alessandro De Marchi (ITA)
Jempy Drucker (LUX)
Simon Gerrans (AUS)
Nicolas Roche (IRL)
Jürgen Roelandts (BEL)
Dylan Teuns (BEL)
Tejay van Garderen (USA).

- Fabio Baldato: "For the flat stages, Jempy Drucker, Simon Gerrans, and Jürgen Roelandts are excellent riders to have around Tejay, so we have a well-balanced team lining up. Tejay put in a strong time trial in Portugal and this will be another important day for a good overall result at Paris-Nice."

- BMC Racing Sports Director Fabio Baldato: "Tejay van Garderen is our outright leader at Paris-Nice and after a strong performance at Volta ao Algarve, I think he can produce another good result in France. Having lived in Nice, Tejay is familiar with the climbs on the final two days and he will have good climbing support with Nicolas Roche, Dylan Teuns, and Alessandro de Marchi."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors): "I’m quite satisfied with my first two races of the season, it was nice to be in Colombia and then in Abu Dhabi, where only two seconds separated me from a top-3 finish. My results in these races gave me confidence ahead of my first outing in Europe, which I’m delighted to make at Paris-Nice, a beautiful race which I became fond of long before turning pro."

- 2018 Paris-Nice stage start and finish times:

Stage 1 - Sunday, March 4
Start at 13:45 CET, 7:45am ET
Finish at 16:57 CET, 10:57am ET

Stage 2 - Monday, March 5
Start at 12:05 CET, 6:05am ET
Finish at 16:33 CET, 10:33am ET

Stage 3 - Tuesday, March 6
Start at 11:30 CET, 5:30am ET
Finish at 16:30 CET, 10:30am ET

Stage 4 TT - Wednesday, March 7
Start at 13:32 CET, 7:32am ET
Finish at 16:30 CET, 10:30am ET

Stage 5 - Thursday, March 8
Start at 13:15 CET, 7:15am ET
Finish at 17:10 CET, 11:10am ET

Stage 6 - Friday, March 9
Start at 11:35 CET, 5:35am ET
Finish at 16:32 CET, 10:32am ET

Stage 7 - Saturday, March 10
Starts at 10:05 CET, 4:05am ET
Finishes at 14:49 CET, 8:49am ET

Stage 8 - Sunday, March 11
Start at 12:10 CET, 6:10am ET
Finish at 14:55 CET, 8:55am ET

- Preview:  Race organizer ASO previews the 2018 Paris-Nice from Chatou to Nice here.

News:  Paris-Nice attracts strong start list for 2018. (Cyclingnews) - Sergio Henao to defend 2017 title.

News:  Gallopin takes aim at Paris-Nice after Etoile de Besseges victory. (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman breaks sequence of three successive second-place finishes.

- Preview:  A whole different story. (Cyclingnews) - Race organizer Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) previews the 2018 Paris-Nice.

News:  2018 Paris-Nice route includes 18km TT and intense finale. (Cyclingnews) - 16km climb to Valdeblore La Colmiane and 110km final stage likely to be decisive.

- This page will be updated throughout the race.

- Sergio Henao (Team Sky) won the 2017 Paris-Nice.

- The 2018 Paris-Nice is being held March 4-11.

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2018 Paris-Nice.

2018 Paris-Nice LIVE
March 4-11, France
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Start List

Stage 8 starts at 12:10pm CET
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Finish at around 2:55pm CET
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Live video from 1:35pm CET
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The peloton rides through Sisteron, the first of the scenic landscapes of Stage 6.
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The peloton crosses the Durance river at Sisteron on Stage 6.
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Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) wins Stage 6 in Vence.
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The peloton snakes along the road from Salon-de-Provence to Sisteron on Stage 5.
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Stage 5 featured a little snow left over from a recent snowstorm in the south of France.
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Jerome Cousin (Direct Energie) wins Stage 5 in Sisteron.
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Wout Poels (Team Sky), on his way to winning the stage 4 individual time trial
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Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) retained the lead on G.C. following his ride in the stage 4 ITT.
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Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie) wins Stage 3
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Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) leads in the general classification following Stage 3.
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2018 Paris-Nice Stage 2 - Colors of the peloton
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Stage 2 came down to a sprint finish in Vierzon.
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Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) wins Stage 2.
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Arnaud Démare remained overall leader following Stage 2.
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Sergio Henao (Team Sky) won the 2017 Paris-Nice.  2017 Paris-Nice art by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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2018 Paris-Nice Stage 1 Profile


2018 Paris-Nice Stage 7 Profile

2018 Paris-Nice Stage 8 Profile