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A classic French cycling photo from Stage 1 of this year's race. The Race to the Sun, Paris-Nice, is one of the best one week stage races of the year and is traditionally the real start to the (stage) racing season. 2016 updates are posted below.

Big Photos from 2016 (so far) — aso/flockton
Big Photos from 2015aso/flockton
Big Photos from 2014 (Stages 4 and on) — flockton
Big Photos from 2013 (Stages 3 through 7) — flockton
2012 Big Photos from all 8 Stagesreuters/sirotti/flockton
2011 Big Photos from all 8 Stagesreuters/sirotti
2010 Big Photos from all 8 Stagesreuters/sirotti

2016 Paris-Nice Teams
Team Rosters and Withdrawals
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News and Updates for Paris-Nice 2016

2016 Tirreno-Adriatico Live (2.UWT ITA): race info, startlist, previews, broadcasters, latest updates

March 14 update:
Paris-Nice win is next step in Geraint Thomas's path to leading a Grand Tour teamcyclingweekly

Stage 7 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 7 Results and Final General
Thomas wins Paris-Nice despite Contador attackcyclingnews
Geraint Thomas stages remarkable comeback to hold off Alberto Contador and win Paris-Nicecyclingweekly
Geraint Thomas rallies to see off Alberto Contador and win Paris-Nicetheguardian
Fominykh falls into a ravine at Paris-Nicevelonews
Thomas: This confirms I can be up there with the best stage racerscyclingnews
We executed the plan perfectly, says Contadorcyclingnews
Tinkoff cries foul over motorbikes in oh-so-close Paris-Nicevelonews
Porte rides onto podium at Paris-Nice with final-day attackscyclingnews
March 12 update:
Stage 7 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 7 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 6 Results and General
Zakarin wins on La Madone d’Utellecyclingnews
Zakarin soars to Paris-Nice Queen Stage wincyclingnews
Thomas poised to win Paris-Nicevelonews
Talansky abandons Paris-Nice after crashcyclingnews
March 11 update:
Stage 6 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Don't be shocked if Matthews wins Paris-Nicevelonews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 5 Results and General
Lutsenko wins on Ventoux stagecyclingnews
Alexey Lutsenko wins Paris-Nice stage five after 20km solo attackcyclingweekly
March 10 update:
Stage 5 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Contador changes approach in bid for Paris-Nice victorycyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 4 Results and General
Bouhanni wins stage 4 in Romans-sur-Isèrecyclingnews
Bouhanni: Now I can focus on my victory and move forwardcyclingnews
March 9 update:
Stage 4 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Paris-Nice snow fiasco: Fractures, frayed nervesvelonews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage

Matthews remains in control after snow forces stage 3 cancellationcyclingnews
March 8 update: A lumpy, hilly stage with a 3 km @ 7.7% uphill finish on Mont Brouilly. — Steve
UPDATE: Stage 3 has been CANCELLED after 100 km due to bad weather.
Paris-Nice stage 3 cancelled due to snowcyclingnews
Paris-Nice — how bad is the snow?velonews
It's snowing at Paris-Nice and some people really aren't happy about itcyclingweekly
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 2 Results and General
Matthews awarded stage win after Bouhanni bashcyclingnews
Bouhanni relegated, Matthews winsvelonews
2e étape: Bouhanni sanctionné, Matthews déclaré
Irregular sprinting costs Bouhanni a stage win at Paris-Nicecyclingnews
Rider reactions from the second stage of Paris-Nicecyclingquotes
Perichon fractures collarbone following crash with Paris-Nice spectatorcyclingnews
Kittel "disappointed" to miss Paris-Nice sprint opporunitycyclingnews
March 7 update: The finish in Commentry is less technical than Stage 1 and should produce a larger sprint finish where the final km is slightly uphill. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 1 Results and General
Démare wins stage 1 in Vendômecyclingnews
Matthews defends overall lead with bonus seconds in Vendômecyclingnews
Stone-cold Boonen using Paris-Nice for Roubaix revivalvelonews
Démare: Paris-Nice stage win is an immense reliefcyclingnews
Boonen critical of UCI after snowy Paris-Nice stagecyclingnews
March 6 update: The first road stage is Monday with an expected bunch sprint between the likes of Marcel KITTEL, André GREIPEL, Alexander KRISTOFF, Nacer BOUHANNI, Arnaud DEMARE and Michael MATTHEWS in Vendôme. The course is technical with two narrow dirt sections and the windy, cold conditions should produce a hectic stage. — Steve
Jeremy Roy recons the two dirt sections featured in Stage
Thomas on the front foot after Paris-Nice prologuecyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.

Prologue Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Prologue
Matthews beats Dumoulin to claim yellow jerseycyclingnews
Perfect start for ORICA-GreenEDGE in Paris-Nicegreenedgecycling
Matthews shows fine form with Paris-Nice prologue wincyclingnews
Dumoulin just shy of Paris-Nice prologue wincyclingnews
Contador takes safety-first approach in Paris-Nice prologuecyclingnews
March 2 update:
The Paris-Nice opener in Conflans Ste Honorine is more than just a warm-up stage for a week of racing. The six-kilometre course in the lovely town by the river Seine has what it takes to start sorting the peloton and to play a role in the final decision one week ahead in Nice. Race director Francois Lemarchand warned the riders against taking this prologue lightly: “It is a town circuit designed to take advantage of the beauty of the river banks for the first two kilometres. Then there is a sharp change of rhythm with a short and hard climb requiring swift recuperation. Because behind it lie four kilometres that will be a real test of strength and power. It really is a course for in-form riders. In my opinion, there could already be a gap of some 20 seconds between the winner and the tenth-placed rider at the finish. It’s not huge but it’s a gap that will need to be bridged by the riders looking for final victory. And a rider finishing 40th might well consider he has the race lost. I can see Tom Dumoulin win this. Or Contador, why not? It would be a sign he’s in great form.”
See the race summary table (right) for the Prologue profile, map and timetable.
Prologue Start Order and Times (CET) — aso

2016 Paris-Nice Preview

March 5 update:
Official Startlist w/ bib
Paris-Nice à partir de ce dimanche: Alberto Contador reprend ses
Preview: a cast of stars racing towards the

March 4 update:
Paris-Nice: First sprinter’s shootout of 2016velonews
Rohan Dennis out of Paris-Nice with illnesscyclingweekly

March 3 update:
Mountainous Paris-Nice favors Contadorvelonews
Contador back at Paris-Nice after six-year absencecyclingnews
Boswell returning to Paris-Nice with added maturity and confidencecyclingnews
Rolland headlines Cannondale team for Paris-Nicecyclingnews
Matthews to make season debut at Paris-Nice with Orica-GreenEdgecyclingnews

March 2 update:
Thomas leads Sky at Paris-Nice, Landa ruled out of Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
Back where he started: Contador set for Paris-Nicevelonews

March 1 update:

February 28 update:
Stage maps, profiles and timetables for all stages are now posted. See the race summary table (right).

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February 25 update:
Contador and Porte star attractions of Paris-Niceap
Luis Leon Sanchez aiming for Paris-Nice after Algarve crashcyclingnews

December 17 update:
2016 Paris-Nice to visit the Ventoux and includes dirt roadscyclingnews

Video highlights/archived coverage from previous years
Race History with Past Winnerswikipedia

Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

March 2 update: A work in progress for 2016 Paris-Nice live and delayed coverage. Most live feeds will be country restricted, but unrestricted links will appear in bold. Check back at race time for more links. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve

media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
france3-tv    live video (french)
   live videom (french)
  tv schedule
Daily live coverage, official feed likely restricted to France and french-speaking countries Prologue live at 13:30 CET.
eurosport    live videom (english)
   live videom (english)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
English. Apparently, the Prologue will not be live, but the stages during the week are live on the main channel
   live video (english)
  tv schedule(see comments)
United States; live streaming of every stage for NBCSN cable, telco or satellite subscribers only with daily recaps later each day on tv.
   live video (dutch)
   live videom (dutch)
  tv schedule
Belgium; Dutch.
rtbf    live video (french)
  tv schedule
Live on French TV restricted to Belgium.
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
Australia; Live on SBS 2
   live video (luxembourgish)
  tv schedule
   live video (spanish)
   live videom (spanish)
  tv schedule
Spanish; Teledeporte feed.
   live video (restricted)
  tv schedule
Italy; Live coverage starting with Stage 1 on Monday
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
South Africa; English
   live video (spanish)
  tv schedule
Colombia; Spanish; live coverage of Paris-Nice for the first time
 live text updates English
 live ticker
official live updates
 steephill text updates
updates for results, photos and video
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2016 Paris-Nice Route Map

Route Map (Large Version) — aso
Stage maps are posted in the race summary table

2015 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2014 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2013 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2012 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2011 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2010 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2009 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2008 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage