Spring has finally arrived and nothing is more indicative of the brighter times to come than the kick-off of the first major stage race, Paris-Nice. The symbolism is evident when the riders literally travel from the cold, windy, and wintry conditions in Northern France to the bright sunshine at the French Cote d'Azur while the terrain changes from a flat sprinters paradise to a hilly, undulating affair.
Sunday 5 March 2017
Sunday 12 March 2017
Paris-Nice is where the European World Tour stage race starts in earnest, and consequently where some of the world’s best stages racers have their first chance to make a serious statement this season. 8 stages, one ITT, an unprecedented summit finish at Col de la Couillole on Saturday, and …