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March 7 - March 14
One of professional cycling’s iconic races, the 2021 Paris-Nice is the UCI World Tour’s second race of the season held in France every year over a week long period. 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.
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.
Where is the 2021 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.
The 2021 route will be:
Stage 1 (Sunday 7th March 2021) – Saint-Cyr-l’École to Saint-Cyr-l’École (166km hilly)
Stage 2 (Monday 8th March 2021) – Oinville-sur-Montcient to Amilly (188km flat)
Stage 3 (Tuesday 9th March 2021) – Gien to Gien (14.4km Individual Time Trial)
Stage 4 (Wednesday 10th March 2021) – Chalon-sur-Saône to Chiroubles (188km hilly)
Stage 5 (Thursday 11th March 2021) – Vienne to Bollène (203km flat)
Stage 6 (Friday 12th March 2021) – Brignoles to Biot (202.5km hilly)
Stage 7 (Saturday 13th March 2021) – Nice to Valdeblore La Colmiane (166.5km mountain)
Stage 8 (Sunday 14th March 2021) – Nice to Nice (110.5km hilly)
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.
Where to stay in France