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March 5 update: This year's Paris-Nice starts in Houdan about 40 km west of Paris. The peloton will head north and do a loop starting and ending in Houdan with three finishing circuits. Houdan, means “House on the Hill” in French but this isn't a hilly stage by pro standards. It's a flat to rolling stage that is expected to end in a field sprint, but this is Paris-Nice where anything can happen, so you never know. — Steve