Paris-Nice 2008 Results, Photos and Video

The key moment from 2008: Eventual overall winner, David Rebellin, leads the break to the line after dropping the Yellow Jersey, Robert Gesink, on the twisty descent into Cannes at the end of Stage 6. Rebellin is shallowed by Rinaldo Nocentini (2nd overall, left) and Sylvain Chavanel (right) lurking in the background. Chavanel attacked and won the stage with 2k to go. Last year featured atrocious weather (before the sun shone on the last stage in Nice), power sprint finishes and successful breaks. Never a dull moment... that's what Paris-Nice is known for.

  Paris-Nice 2008
Stage Details
 
P Sunday, March 9th 4.6 km 
Amilly TT
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1 Monday, March 10th 185 km 
AmillyNevers
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2 Tuesday, March 11th 201 km 
NeversBelleville-en-Beaujolais
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3 Wednesday, March 12th 166 km 
FleurieSaint-Étienne
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4 Thursday, March 13th 176 km 
MontélimarMont-Serein (Ventx)
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5 Friday, March 14th 173 km 
Althen-des-PaludsSisteron
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6 Saturday, March 15th 206 km 
SisteronCannes
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7 Sunday, March 16th 119 km 
NiceNice
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  Total Distance 1235 km 

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2008 Paris-Nice Teams
Team Rosters and Withdrawals
 17 teams, 8 riders ea. with team leaders in red
 click the rider #s for their current P-N race stats

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Paris-Nice 2008 Route Map, Stage Details
Teams, TV Schedule, Live Video, Results and Photos

Stage 7 results: Sanchez wins the last stage; Rebellin wins the overall
Nice → Nice, 119 km (mountainous)


Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) was thrilled when he just barely hung for his dramatic solo stage win on the last day of Paris-Nice 2008. A great way to end an awesome week of racing.

Route Map | Preview | Live Coverage | TV Schedule | Team Rosters | Stage Details


After twice being a runner-up at Paris-Nice, this year's winner, Gerolsteiner's Davide Rebellin
of Italy, had his eyes firmly set on finally winning "The Race to the Sun". The final standings...

Stage 7 Results
1 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
2 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis
3 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step
4 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel
5 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step
6 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
7 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre
8 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                
Full Resultscyclingnews
Full Resultsofficial site
 
General classification after stage 7
1 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                     
2 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r-La Mondiale                   0.03
3 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence-Lotto                      0.48
4 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                               0.51  
Full GC Standingsofficial site
Full Reportvelonews
Stage 7 photo recapgrahamwatson
Stage 7 Photossports.yahoo
  Stage 7 One-Minute Highlightseurosport
   Stage 7, The Last Kmversus

Stage 7 preview:
March 16 update:
Yesterday was quite a stage that required good climbing ability, great descending skills and a finishing kick for the flat finish... in other words, the complete package. No wonder Sylvain Chavanel was so happy when he crossed the line first. Robert Gesink's poor descending skills were exposed on the difficult descent into Cannes putting Davide Rebellin into the Yellow Jersey for the final stage as he found himself last year before Alberto Contador soloed home for the stage and overall wins. With tomorrow's three cat 1 climbs and only three seconds separating first and second (Rinaldo Nocentini of AG2r - La Mondiale), we should be in for another thrilling finish. It's been a tough, hard fought week of racing. Chapeau to the riders, the parcours committee but not to mother nature... and thanks for tuning in. — Steve
starts: 13:20 CET (); approximate finish: 16:42 CET ()

Live Video Coverage:
  Cycling.tv (North America only $) live internet coverage starts at 14:50 CET ()
NOT   Eurosport TV delayed broadcast starts at 17:15 CET () 45 mins in total
  Eurosport (no live internet audio)
  TV2 Sputnik3 nice video from Denmark starts at 14:50 CET () , no country restrictions. Takes about 30 seconds to start playing. Turn down the volume and open the eurosport english audio link (see above) to listen.
  Sporza Internet Video/Dutch; Belgium country restriction
  France4: French/Video; France only
... Today Versus Cyclism Sundays 3 PM ET Now (week highlights and today's delayed broadcast)
Live Text/Ticker Coverage:
  key moments | official site | Eurosport.fr | Velonews | Cyclingnews


Stage 6 results: Robert Gesink gets dropped on the descent into Cannes; David Rebellin races smartly into Yellow; Sylvain Chavanel wins the exciting stage
Sisteron → Cannes, 201 km (medium mountainous)



Chavanel jumped from the back of the lead group in the final km
high-res victory salute

Gesink working hard to mitigate the damage after losing his lead on the tricky descent into Cannes
Stage 6 Results
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone    5.00.25
2 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                   0.02
3 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                        
4 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Fondital                         0.06
5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                 
6 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale                         
7 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quickstep                                     
8 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                                 
9 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               
10 Aurelien Passeron (Fra) Saunier Duval - Scott                
Full Resultscyclingnews
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General classification after stage 6
1 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                 
2 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale                     0.03
3 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence - Lotto                        0.48
4 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                                   0.51
Full GC Standingsofficial site
Full Reportvelonews
Key Momentsofficial site
Stage 6 photo recapgrahamwatson
Stage 6 Photossports.yahoo
  Stage 6 One-Minute HighlightsEurosport
  The Last Kmsporza
Frank Schleck misses a left hand turn and crashes into the embankment on the other side of the road on the descent into Cannes causing two others to lose their concentration as well

Stage 6 preview:
March 15 update:
It's a case of the terrible twos today with four cat 2 climbs sandwiched around three cat 3 climbs. If the contenders hovering 30 seconds to a minute back are going make something happen then it will have to be today, because it's unlikely a climber like Robert Gesink will crack on the cat 1 climbs tomorrow. Today's stage is the longest of the week and over 85k longer than tomorrow's final stage around Nice. The weather and the action have been warming up all week so lets see what happens today. No Eurosport live coverage today. See below for live coverage sources and times. By the way, 17 riders didn't start or finish stage 5. See the updated rosters (right) for who's left in the race. — Steve


Stage 5 results: Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step successfully attacks the five-man break 10k from the line
Althen-des-Paluds → Sisteron, 173 km (hilly)



Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step broke free with 10k to go but his previous breakmates were never far behind

Stage 5 Results
1 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step                         3.58.01
2 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                               0.04
3 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Scott                         
4 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel                              
5 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Credit Agricole                           
6 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Credit Agricole                        1.33
Full Resultscyclingnews
Full Resultsofficial site
 
General classification after stage 5
1 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                           21.10.28
2 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                         0.32
3 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r-La Mondiale                   0.35
4 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence-Lotto                      0.42
5 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step                        1.06
6 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step                            1.42
7 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                   2.06
8 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      2.11
9 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                         2.30
10 Clement L'Hottelerie (Fra) Skil-Shimano                   3.25
Full GC Standingsofficial site
Full Reportvelonews
Key Momentsofficial site
  Stage 5 One-Minute HighlightsEurosport
  The Last Kmsporza
Stage 5 photo recapgrahamwatson
Stage 4 preview:
March 14 update:
Some thoughts while sifting through the carnage of yesterday's action/results: Cadel Evan's win was a little cheeky. First, he drops his new super domestique (Yaroslav Popovych), who was the Virtual Yellow Jersey with two km to go and then he pips Robert Gesink at the line. Gesink was clearly the stronger of the two all the way up and, at age 21, we have a new bona fide pure climber to enjoy for years to come. Gesink has a 1/2 minute lead. Will he close it out with two more hilly stages to go? ... I can't stop thinking () of Michael Rasmussen when I see Gesink on the road... Skil-Shimano may be second last in the team classification, but much more importantly their leader, Clément L'Hottelerie, is sitting smartly in 9th overall just 3.25 behind Gesink. Surely, a top 10 at Paris-Nice will be good enough to get Skil-Shimano invited to ASO's main event in July especially since L'Hottelerie is currently the top French rider at P-N... David Millar was off-the-back (OTB) right at the base of Mont-Ventoux and finished 21 minutes off the pace. It has been a very average (bordering on disappointing) showing by Slipstream this week. Their top man is now Trent Lowe, who is 21st. By the way, if you haven't seen the slick feature Versus did with David Millar () then here it is. Here are more Versus P-N clips from last weekend's show. I was hoping to post it in more favourable circumstances, but at the rate he's going with crashes and all, I'd better post it now.

Today's stage will start with a stiff climb and continues lumpy for the rest of the day. The last 5k are relatively flat and the last k is dead flat. Breaks are more likely to succeed at this point in the race, but a sprint finish is definitely not out of the question. — Steve


Stage 4 results: Evans pips Gesink at the line, but Gesink gets Yellow
Montélimar → Mont-Serein (Mont Ventoux), 176 km (mountainous)






Stage 4 Results
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto             
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                  
3 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale      .33  
4 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner              
5 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                    .34
6 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence - Lotto         .38
7 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quickstep             1.03
8 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - Fondital          
9 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Credit Agricole           1.30
10 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quickstep     1.33
Full Resultscyclingnews
Full Resultsofficial site
 
General classification after stage 4
1 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
2 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner              .32
3 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale      .35
4 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence - Lotto         .42
Full GC Standingsofficial site
Full Reportvelonews
Key Momentsofficial site
  Stage 4: The Maillot Jaune (Sylvain Chavanel) gets dropped; Tete de la course (Jens Voigt) in difficultyFrance4
  Stage 4: The last 1 kmFrance4
  Stage 4: The last 5 km... and then there were two on Mont-VentouxSport Diretta
Stage 4 photo recapgrahamwatson
Stage 4 Photossports.yahoo
CSC Pulling Sponsorship After 2008bikeradar

high-res Jens
Stage 4 Preview:
March 13 update: Today we'll see a bunch of cat 3 climbs before the action lights up on the lone "mountaintop" finish of this year's race. I put mountaintop in quotations because today's ascent will be from the north side of Ventoux and they'll stop at Mont-Serein which is 500m shy of the top. To vicariously cycle to the top from the south side -- the side the Tour de France normally uses -- checkout our report with photos from our ascent of Le Mont Ventoux in August 2006. By the way, here's the list of abandonments during the week and here are the overall standings which will change dramatically after today. — Steve

Stage 3 results: Kjell Carlstroem (Fin) Liquigas wins the long, two-man break; Chavanel now in Yellow
Fleurie → Saint-Étienne, 166 km (medium mountainous)




Stage 3 Results
1 Kjell Carlstroem (Fin) Liquigas                                      
2 Clement L'Hottelerie (Fra) Skil-Shimano                             
3 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Credit Agricole             0.43                            
4 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                  
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas                                      
6 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale                          
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                                        
8 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Fondital                              
9 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                        
10 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi   
Full Resultscyclingnews
Full Resultsofficial site
 
General classification after stage 3
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone    12.37.01
2 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                    0.02
3 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                    0.03
4 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi              0.08
5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              0.14
6 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quickstep                              0.18
7 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence - Lotto                         0.19
8 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale                      0.21
9 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                                        
10 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quickstep                              0.34 
Key Momentsofficial site
Full Reportvelonews
  Stage 3 One-Minute HighlightsEurosport
  Stage 3: the last 20 km including the cat 1 climbSport Diretta
Stage 3 photo recapgrahamwatson


Stage 3 Preview:
March 12 update: Although, not officially a mountain stage, today's action will feature five catergorized climbs with a cat 1 positioned before the 20k descent and run into Saint-Étienne. Also, note that our Tirreno-Adriatico Live Dashboard starts today covering the coast to coast week-long stage race in Italy. Most of the big sprinters are there preparing for Milan-San Remo... in other words, it's the perfect complement to this year's Paris-Nice. — Steve


Stage 2 results: Steegmans wins again in miserable conditions
Nevers → Belleville-en-Beaujolais, 201km, (flat then hilly)



Stage 2 Results
1 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step           5.29.47 (36.57 km/h)
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis
4 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas               .07
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise des Jeux
6 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
7 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre
8 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Liquigas
9 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Scott
10 Vicente Reynes (Spa) High Road
Full Resultscyclingnews
Full Resultsofficial site
 
General classification after stage 2
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step           0.03
3 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom      0.23
4 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC  
Key Momentsofficial site
Full Reportvelonews
  Stage 2 One-Minute HighlightsEurosport
  Stage 2: the final kmSporza
Stage 2 photo recapgrahamwatson
  Excluded from Paris-Nice, Levi Leipheimer competed at a local (Berkeley, CA) TTT event and easily won as a one-man teamresults
  Crash and scurry aftermath

Stage 2 Preview:
March 11 update: After yesterday's tumultuous starting stage, this year's Paris-Nice has already been blown wide open. Many the big little GC contenders (little as in slight of build ie. climbers) were tossed around in the driving rain and are now forced to hunt for stage wins. Each day now gets harder and we are guaranteed to see more action than we bargained for due to yesterday's results, the tough parcours and the continuing bad weather. Tomorrow's stage finishes in Belleville-en-Beaujolais, not to be confused with the 2003 critically acclaimed cycling film, Les Triplettes de Belleville. (There is more than one beautiful village in France.) Just as Gert Steegmans thrived in cold, wet (Belgian?) weather yesterday, fellow Belgian Philippe Gilbert should power over the three cat 3 climbs and the only cat 2 at the end and cross first if all goes well. Today's stage is dead flat until the four modest categorized climbs at the end. Just over a week ago, we saw Gilbert crush the field at Het Volk ( 8:29 min in Dutch) so we know he's on good form. — Steve


Stage 1 results: Gert Steegmans wins the power sprint in Nevers
Amilly La Chapelotte → Nevers, 185 94 km (rolling)



Stage 1 Results
1 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step                        2.21.29
2 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      0.02
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                            
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                     
5 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                  
6 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Liquigas                             0.04
7 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre                                 
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) High Road                                
9 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                            
10 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas                      0.07
Full Resultscyclingnews
 
General classification after stage 1
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                     2.26.55
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step                           0.06
3 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      0.12
4 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                  
5 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Team Milram                           0.17
6 Trent Lowe (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle - H30                0.18
7 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle - H30              0.20
8 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step                           0.21
9 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                  0.22
10 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto                   0.24
Full Reportvelonews
  Stage 1 One-Minute HighlightsEurosport
  Stage 1: the final 1.5kFrance4
Stage 1 photo recapgrahamwatson
  Tyler Farrar's Prologue crash as skillfully captured by a spectator...&%#@!!maxio.fr thanks Jason Knauff

March 10 update: Due to heavy rains and very high winds, the start of today's stage was been moved to La Chapelotte just 94k from the finish. The race is now underway.
March 10 update: Today is a rolling stage as we start the track south to Nice. There is only one catergorized climb, a measly cat 3 at the halfway point, but the stages will get progressively harder until the queen stage finish near the top of the Mt Ventoux on stage 4. In fact, overall this is considered one of the harder Paris-Nice events. Today's stage will feature an uphill finish in Nevers with a 9% section so it will favour the power sprinters. — Steve


Prologue results: Thor Hushvold wins, beating a time that stood for two hours


13:55 GMT The final results
Full Resultscyclingnews
Full Reportvelonews
Hushovd beats an early best timeEurosport
 Tyler Farrar's Prologue crash as skillfully captured by a spectator...&%#@!!maxio.fr thanks Jason Knauff
Prologue photosgrahamwatson
Prologue photosAFP/Yahoo

The leaderboard as of 13:20 GMT after 60 riders. These times have held for 1 1/2 hours. With the poor conditions, the late starters may not top these riders.
Prologue start order and start times
Current Results

13:40 GMT David Millar has the best time (so far) of the late starters crossing in 7th. The conditions are dryer now.

13:52 GMT Thor Hushovd crosses with a new best time... over 4 secs faster than anyone else. Too bad the TV cameras didn't follow him.

13:55 GMT Stefan Schumacher was last to start, posting the third best time for the last podium spot

Before the live coverage even started, Markel Irizar set a time in dry conditions that almost stood. He finished 2nd.

March 9 update: This morning's 4.6 km prologue is considered non-technical with the exception of several 90 degree corners. The rain is pouring down in Amilly and it's windy.

Internet Coverage:
Now Live Cycling.tv (North America only) live coverage starts at 12:10 GMT (8:10 ET, 5:10 PT taking into account daylight savings in the U.S.) and goes until 14:10 GMT. There appears to be no Free2View option.
... More live video options will be tested at race time... check back at 12:10 GMT... alternative video feeds... current status: the sopcast link works after a minute (requires special software), v2 is not broadcasting P-N.
Eurosport.fr text/ticker coverage starts at 12:00 CET
Velonews text/ticker
Cyclingnews live text coverage doesn't start until stage 4.

TV Coverage:
Versus (U.S.) will broadcast the Prologue at 4 PM ET.
Eurosport (Europe) will broadcast the Prologue at 22:35 GMT and then live coverage of the stages during the week.
France 4 (France) will broadcast from 13:40 CET to 15:00 CET
France3 (France) will broadcast 35 minutes of Prologue highlights at 15:00 CET.

Don't hesitate to contribute information if I've missed some important details especially related to live video coverage regardless of language — Steve

Cancellara Criticises ASO And UCIcyclingweekly
UCI boss slams colluding ASO and French sports ministrybikeradar
Paris-Nice starts under a cloudvelonews


Paris-Nice Preview

March 7 update:
High noon in France: The showdown between UCI and ASO goes onCyclingnews

Live Video

March 1 update: Each stage will be broadcast over the internet on cycling.tv's premium channel (North America only, customer sign-up £29.99 annually). Live video of all stages start on . There will also be a lower quality Free2View stream provided by cycling.tv which I'll link to when it becomes available. If you come across alternative video streams, regardless of language, then don't hesitate to send me an email. Cyclingnews will be providing live text coverage of the final four stages of the 66th Paris-Nice live starting at 14:00 local European time (CEST)/ 8:00 (USA East)/ 0:00 Australia (EST) - also on WAP-enabled mobile devices at http://live.cyclingnews.com/wap/. — Steve

Stage maps and profiles are now posted

March 1 update: Links to maps and profiles have been added to the stage summary table (see right).

Teams opt to ride Paris-Nice

February 27 update:
Cycling's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, suffered a serious blow to its authority as teams opt to ride Paris-NiceAgence France Presse

UCI won't recognize Paris-Nice race in dispute with Tour de France organizers

February 25 update:
According to the Associated Press (via cyclingfansanonymous), the UCI is threatening the organizers and teams of this year's Paris-Nice into playing by their rules or else Paris-Nice will not count as a UCI event. Says UCI president Pat McQuaid, "As far as the international federation is concerned, this event will have no classification and no winner, and no points will be awarded for it. Moreover, no anti-doping controls will be carried out by the UCI, nor will it be involved in the management of any tests which may be carried out under national law. Finally, no international or national commissaires will be authorized to work at the event, which will not be governed by UCI rules."Steve
Also see,
UCI may shun Paris-Nice in row with ASOAgence France Presse
Historic cycling decision looms in ParisThe Times
ASO appoints French anti-doping agency for Paris-Nice. — bikeradar/AFP

The official route is announced

February 19 update: The official towns are the same as those posted here on Jan 20th. Scroll down to the bottom for the official route map. Neither stage maps or profiles were released, just the stage timetables which gives the course detail of each stage in tabular format along with the appropriate time the peloton will pass through. See the timetable links (right) in the stage summary table. — Steve
Ventoux back for Paris-NiceVelonews

Teams announced; No Astana in ASO races this year

February 13 update: ASO announced the 20 teams that will take the start of the 66th Paris-Nice and, as rumoured, Astana has been barred from all ASO races this year, thus preventing last year's Paris-Nice and Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador, from defending his titles. The official race route still hasn't been announced. See the right sidebar for the complete list of 20 teams for Paris-Nice 2008. — Steve

February 12 update: Anticipation grows ahead of Paris-Nice selections. The teams announcement will be made on Feb 19th. — Steve

Paris-Nice TV Schedule

February 5 update: In the U.S., Paris-Nice highlights will be broadcast on March 9th at 4PM ET and March 16th at 3PM ET as part of Versus Cyclism Sundays. In Europe, Eurosport will be broadcasting the last 45-75 minutes live during the week and highlights on the weekends.

Preview Paris-Nice 2008

January 28 update: This year's one week Paris-Nice cycling stage race is just over one month away but the official route still hasn't been announced. Nonetheless, I've gleeened the unofficial route from a little research. Although the race is called Paris-Nice, the start often takes place in a commune just outside of Paris. This year we officially know it starts in Amilly with a 4.6k prologue. Here is the map of the prologue course. Along the way there will be three stages in Provence. I've filled in the stage summary table with the remaining host towns, but we'll have to wait a little longer for the official course details which must be coming shortly. — Steve

Paris-Nice Bicycle Race History and Past WinnersWikipedia


Paris-Nice 2008 Route Map (la carte du parcours)