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Some great facial expressions at the end of the Stage 5 summit finish on Montagne de Lure including Andrew Talansky who lost the Yellow Jersey to the stage 5 winner and the eventual winner, Richie Porte. Photos posted below. 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 racing season.
Big Photos from 2013 (Stages 3 through 7) — flockton
Big Photos from 2012reuters/sirotti/flockton
Big Photos from 2011reuters/sirotti
Big Photos from 2010reuters/sirotti

2013 Paris-Nice Teams
Team Rosters and Withdrawals
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News and Updates for Paris-Nice 2013

March 6-12:
Overlapping with Paris-Nice starting Wednesday is the equally popular Tirreno-Adriatico. live video, results, photos and highlights every day.

March 14 update:
Porte’s Paris-Nice win could open doors for GC future in 2014velonews

March 11 update:
Winners and Losers: 2013 Race Analysisbicycling
Five things to take from

Stage 7 Post-Race Coverage

12 Big Photos from Stage 7flockton
Full Official Stage 7 Results and
Richie Porte rules final time trial to take overall victory at 2013 Paris-Nicevelonews
Porte seals Paris-Nice title with win on Col d’Èzecyclingnews
Richie Porte confirms overall victory with dominant Col d’Èze victoryvelonation
Richie Porte says Sky’s dominance stems from hard work, trend-settingvelonews
Andrew Talansky: “I'll come back and win this race in the future.”velonation
Porte becomes first Australian to win Paris-Niceafp/
12 Big Photos from Stage 7flockton
Graham Watson Gallery: Stage 7velonews
Stage 7 Finish and Podium (29:31 Spanish)
Stage 7 - As Live/ Full Repeat Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
March 9 update: Paris-Nice will be decided on the 9.6 km @ 4.7 km uphill time-trial on Col 'dEze. Scroll down for the Top 20 on GC. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 7 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 7 ITT Start Order and Timesbiciciclismo
Is Paris-Nice Over? [Hint: Maybe]podiumcafe
12 Big Photos Last Year's Stage 8 on Col d'Ezereuters/sirotti

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage

27 Big Photos from Stage 6flockton
Full Official Stage 6 Results and
Chavanel takes sprint victory in Nicecyclingnews
Sylvain Chavanel wins stage 6 at 2013 Paris-Nice; Richie Porte holds leadvelonews
Sylvain Chavanel wins for France on the Promenade des Anglaisvelonation
27 Big Photos from Stage 6flockton
Last 2 Km of Stage 6 (3:25 French)
Stage 7 - As Live/ Full Repeat Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
Stage 6 Finish and Podium (35:49 Spanish)
March 8 update: The final mountain stage with five categorized climbs and tricky descents where hopes have been dashed before in this race. The traditional finish is in Nice along the flat boardwalk. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage

48 Big Photos from Stage 5flockton
Full Official Stage 5 Results and
Porte proves his class on La Montagne de Lurecyclingnews
Richie Porte attacks into yellow on La Montagne de Lurevelonation
Well-timed attack gives Richie Porte Paris-Nice stage 5 win, GC leadvelonews
Richie Porte: 'I always wanted that"
Is Paris-Nice Over? [Hint: Maybe]podiumcafe
The new race leaderinstagram
48 Big Photos from Stage 5flockton
More Stage 5 photoscyclingnews
Stage 5 Highlights (10:52 French, restricted Europe/Belgium)
Stage 5 - As Live/ Full Repeat Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
Stage 5 Finish and Podium (31:19 Spanish)

Last time Paris-Nice finished on Montagne de Lure (in 2009), Alberto Contador won 58s over Fränk Schleck
and Luis Leon Sanchez

March 7 update: The Stage 5 summit finish (profile) is on Montagne de Lure otherwise known as Mont Ventoux's little sister because it looks very similar. There are also five categorized climbs leading up the finishing climb. See the climb details below. Race leader Andrew Talansky says he likes his chances on this stage and he sounded very confident after Stage 4 which he said had smaller climbs that are more of a challenge to him. — Steve
Montagne de Lure: Ongoing Paris-Nice race leader Talansky says bring it onvelonation
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage

31 Big Photos from Stage 4flockton
Full Official Stage 4 Results and
Albasini wins stage 4 of Paris-Nicecyclingnews
Montagne de Lure: Ongoing Paris-Nice race leader Talansky says bring it onvelonation
31 Big Photos from Stage 4flockton
More Stage 4 photoscyclingnews
Stage 4 Brief Highlights and Interview (01:30 English)eurosport
Stage 4 - As Live/ Full Repeat Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
Stage 4 Finish and Podium (29:14 Spanish)

March 6 update: This is the first mountainous stage of the week with seven cat 2 and cat 3 climbs before a descending finish into Saint-Vallier. The descending finish has some twists and there's a tunnel with 1 km to go. Cadel Evans won here last year at the end of Stage 1 of the Criterium du Dauphine (photo above). — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage

18 Big Photos from Stage 3flockton
Full Official Stage 3 Results and
Talansky outsprints breakaway group for biggest career wincyclingnews
Andrew Talansky takes yellow with rainy stage three victoryvelonation
‘Pit Bull’ Talansky ready to take a bite out of Paris-Nicevelonews
BMC chases frantically to preserve van Garderen’s spotvelonation
18 Big Photos from Stage 3flockton
Last 2 Km of Stage 3 (3:10 French)
Stage 3 - As Live/ Full Repeat Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
Graham Watson Gallery: Stage 3velonews
Last 5 Km and Podium from Stage 3 (30:24 Spanish)

March 5 update: Stage 3 features more narrow roads, but are more lumpy than those of Stage 2. There are three categorized climbs including a cat 2 cresting 15 km from the finish. The finish is in Brioude, a wooded hamlet of just 700 people. From the finish profile and map above, you can see there is twisting, narrow dip and a small hill just 4 km from the finish and a roundabout in the final km which will aid a late break. There is a 90% chance of rain... so all things considered, the real Paris-Nice starts today. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage

File Photo: Stage 2 winner, Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) after his stage win at Tour of Oman
(© Lloyd Images/Muscat Municipality)
Full Official Stage 2 Results and
Kittel claims victory in stage 2 at Paris-Nicevelonews
Kittel sprints to victory in Cérillycyclingnews
Marcel Kittel sprints uphill to take stage two as Nacer Bouhanni crashes outvelonation
Kittel overcomes doubts with Paris-Nice win, targets Scheldeprijsvelonews
Last 3 Km of Stage 2 (6:34 French)
Stage 2 - As Live/ Full Repeat Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
Stage 2 photoscyclingnews
Last 8 Km and Podium from Stage 2 (30:07 Spanish)
Graham Watson Gallery: Stage 2velonews

March 4 update: 60% chance of rain, 26 km/h ESE head/crosswind, narrow roads and a 4% uphill finish (see the last 5 km profile, right) should make Stage 2 a classic Paris-Nice stage. More to come... — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.
Differing fortunes for Paris-Nice crash victims Costa, Seeldraeyers and Kristoffvelonation

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage

Stage 1 winner, Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) rolling to today's start in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Thanks to Fred Exelyum for sending it in
Full Official Stage 1
Bouhanni wins in Nemourscyclingnews
Paris-Nice: Bouhanni powers to stage win and overall lead in big bunch gallopvelonation
Stage 1 - As Live/ Full Repeat Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
Stage 1 photoscyclingnews
Photos gallery Stage
Stage 1 Finish and Podium Ceremony (30:15 Spanish)

Stage 1 start from Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Photo courtesy of Robert Schmidt
March 3 update: Starting from one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris, we'll head south around the perimeter of Paris and then on to Nemours with only one modest cat 4 along the way. After 195 km of racing, the finish is flat and fairly straight-forward except for a sharp left hand turn with 550m to go before the road narrows down. Expect at least a bunch sprint, but this is Paris-Nice so anything can happen. Monday's weather forecast is calling for a beautiful sunny winter's day with a 16 km/h SE wind. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.

Prologue Post-Race Coverage

File Photo: Prologue winner, Damien Gaudin (Europcar)
Full Official Prologue
Paris-Nice: Gaudin surprises in prologuecyclingnews
Damien Gaudin produces the surprise in Paris-Nice prologuevelonation
Monfort Crash (00:30 restricted to Belgium)
Prologue - As Live/ Full Repeat Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
Prologue photoscyclingnews
Prologue Highlights (3:07 French)
Monfort Crash (4:47 French)
The Last 26 Prologue Riders (30:15 Spanish)
March 2 update: A short, fairly technical prologue through the streets of Houilles featuring nine 90 degree turns. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Prologue profile, map and timetable
Start Order and Times biciciclismo

2013 Paris-Nice Race Preview

March 3 update:
Porte given chance to step out of the shadows in 'Race to the Sun'
De Gendt: "Moet bewijzen dat de Giro geen toeval was" (02:32 Dutch)
Prudhomme: "Moins de favoris cette année Paris-Nice" (01:12 French/Dutch)

March 2 update:
Astana targeting Paris-Nice prologue with Grivko, GC with Fuglsangvelonation
Official Startlist w/ bib numberssteeephill
Van Garderen seeks first stage race win at Paris-Nicecyclingnews
Sylvain Chavanel Q&A prior to Paris-Niceomegapharma-quickstep

February 28 update:
Van Garderen, Gesink, Talansky primed for Paris-Nice showdownvelonews
Talansky ready to lead Garmin-Sharp at Paris-Nicecyclingnews
2013 Paris-Nice Kicks Off Spring Seasonbicycling
Millar: Paris-Nice is one of the hardest races of the yearcyclingnews
Basso ready to make season debut in Paris-Nice, sets targets for racevelonation
Hivert : "Je verrai ce que ça donne"
Thomas De Gendt : « Paris-Nice est un grand objectif »
Paris-Nice 2013: Who will win?

February 27 update:
Gallery: 20 years of Paris-Nicecyclingnews

February 26 update:
All stage profiles, maps and timetables are now posted (see race summary table, right)

February 21 update:
Early Startlistbiciciclismo

February 17 update:
Westra performs well in Volta ao Algarve with Paris-Nice up nextvelonation

February 14 update:
AFLD Refuses To Run Controls In Paris-Nicecyclingnews

February 8 update:
ASO Wants AFLD To Run Testing At Paris-Nice And Beyondcyclingnews

February 7 update:
Paris-Nice To End With Col D'Èze Time Trialcyclingnews
Highest ever summit finish to feature in 2013 Paris-Nice, Col d’Eze TT returnsvelonation
Paris-Nice offers challenging course for 2013velonews
Brief 2013 Analysisinrng
Mountain profiles stages 4-7 now posted (see links right)
more to come...

January 23 update:
ASO announces wildcards for Paris-Nice, Dauphinevelonews

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En Direct: Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

February 28 update: Broadcasters now listed below. There will be multiple options for live streaming video. Please check back near race time for more 2013 options especially the unrestricted ones. Feel free to send in other links not listed below. — Steve
(The U.S./Can loses an hour on Sunday)
media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
   live video (english)
        [subscription required]
USA and Canada w/ English commentary. Stage 7 coverage starts at 9:30 ET on; Subscribers will also get access to the full on-demand repeat broadcast several hours after the race completes
eurosport    live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
Live coverage each day on either Eurosport or Eurosport 2. Stage 6 live at 15:13 CET
sporza    live video (dutch)
   live video (dutch)
   live video (dutch)
   live video (dutch)
  tv schedule
Live, likely restricted to Belgium/Europe;.
france3-tv    live video (french)
   live video (french)
   live video (french)
   live video (french)
   live video (french)
  tv schedule
Daily live coverage, official feed likely restricted to France and french-speaking countries
rtbf    live video (french)
  tv schedule
Live on French TV restricted to Belgium
   live video (spanish)
  tv schedule
Spanish; Teledeporte feed
   live video (restricted)
  tv schedule
Italy; Live coverage + rebroadcasts
   live video (luxembourgish)
  tv schedule
restricted to Luxembourg; Luxembourguish.
   live video (dutch)
  tv schedule
likely restricted to Netherlands; Dutch
  tv schedule(see comments) United States; Highlights Sunday, March 3 @ 1 p.m. ET and Weekday stages at Midnight each night
 live text updates English
 live ticker
official live updates
live text updates ES
The Spanish website Biciciclismo will have the latest race updates in Spanish
 steephill text updates
updates of results, photos and video
check back at race time for more and updated links; email send a comment or a new live link

Paris-Nice variations depending on the language: Paris-Niza (spanish), Parigi-Nizza (Italian), Parijs-Nice (Dutch), Paris-Nizza (German).

2013 Paris-Nice Route Map

Route Map (Large Version)

2012 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2011 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2010 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

2009 Paris-Nice Archived Coverage

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