Paris-Nice 2018

03/11/2018

A stage-by-stage look at the 76th edition of Paris-Nice and is the sixth event of the 2018 UCI World Tour. The 8 stage race covers 745 miles through France. 

 

Stage 1: Chatou to Meduon

 

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The French Champion Arnaud Demare (FDJ) takes the opening stage of the 2018 Paris-Nice in a photo finish. 

 

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Stage 2: Orsonville to Vierzon

 

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Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) wins Stage 2 in a group sprint. Groenewegen is off to a strong start in 2018 with victories at the Tour of Dubai and Volta ao Algarve. Groenewegen has been wearing the newly released Shimano S-PHYRE R Eyewear this season, developed with the cyclists of LottoNL-Jumbo.  

 

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Stage 3: Bourges to Chatel-Guyon

The longest day of the 8-day stage race, Stage 3 was a hilly Stage that covered 130 miles through central France. 

 

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Arnaud Demare (FDJ) loses the yellow jersey for the General Classification but holds steady in the Points Classification wearing the green jersey.  

 

Stage 4: La Fouillouse to Saint-Etienne 

 

Stage 4 features the only Individual Time Trial Stage of the 2018 Paris-Nice. The 11-mile time trial began with a challenging 5 mile climb at a 3.5% grade. 

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Wout Poels (Team Sky) wins the Stage 4 Time Trial with a blazing effort, 11 seconds quicker than place. Poels moves into second in the General Classification with the stage winning ride.

 

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Stage 5: Salon-de-Provence to Sisteron

 

Stage 5 featured the first Category 1 climb of the 2018 Paris-Nice. The 103-mile stage ends with the final sprint on a small slope to make things interesting. 

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Stage 6: Sisteron to Vence

 

Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) takes a solo victory on the Mountains of Stage 6. The stage victory was Molard's first World Tour stage victory, and FDJ's second stage victory of the 2018 Paris-Nice. 

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Stage 7: Nice to Valdeblore La Colmaine

 

A day for the climbers of the peloton. Wet and cold weather in Southern France made for an interesting day with Sim Yates (Michelton-Scott) taking the attack to earn him the stage win and overall lead. 

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Stage 8: Nice to Nice

 

David De La Crus (Team Sky) wins the final stage at Paris-Nice for the second year in a row. 

 

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