One of professional cycling’s iconic races, Paris-Nice is the UCI World Tour’s second race of the season held in France every year over a week long period.

The 2020 yellow jersey, given to the General Clarification winner of Paris-Nice, was won by Germany’s Maximilian Schachmann of Bora–Hansgrohe. Schachmann beat Tiesj Benoot of Team Subweb by 18 seconds.

When is Paris-Nice?

Known as the The Race to the Sun as the race takes place in March, starting in late winter conditions before finishing in spring sunshine.

Where is Paris-Nice?

As the name suggests, the race starts in Paris and finishes in Nice. The race usually starts with a prologue time trial near Paris, with a number of different road stages south through France. The finish will either be on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais or an uphill time trial on the Col d’Èze.

How do I get there?

There are major airports in both Paris and Nice, both with extensive links to Europe and the rest of the world.

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Where to stay in France

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Further Information

Paris-Nice Official Website

Sports Tourist Nice City Guide

Sports Tourist Paris City Guide

Last Updated on February 25, 2021 by Sports Tourist

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