Live coverage: Paris-Nice 2012 stage five

Paris-Nice live coverage

Welcome to Cycling Weekly's live text coverage of Paris-Nice 2012 stage five on Thursday, March 8.

We will be posting updates throughout the afternoon on what should be a key stage in the race. As ever, feel free to add your questions, remarks and bad jokes in the comment box.

Stage five: Thursday March 8, Onet-le-Château to Mende, 178.5km

Live coverage will start at around midday.

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Paris-Nice 2012: Latest news

Stomach bug sweeps through Paris-Nice peloton

Andy Schleck out of Paris-Nice with stomach problems

Andy Schleck off pace in Paris-Nice time trial

Paris-Nice 2012: Who will win?

Froome to miss Paris-Nice due to illness

Wiggins for Paris-Nice; Cavendish for Tirreno-Adriatico

Paris-Nice 2012: Race preview and information

Paris-Nice 2012: The Big Preview

Paris-Nice 2012: Stage reports

Stage four: Meersman wins messy stage

Stage three: Valverde wins, Wiggins keeps lead

Stage two: Wiggins rides into lead

Stage one: Wiggins second to Larsson in opening time trial

Paris-Nice 2012: Photo galleries

Stage four gallery by Graham Watson

Stage three gallery by Graham Watson

Stage two gallery by Graham Watson

Stage one gallery by Graham Watson

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