Scenery, Paris-Nice 2011, stage eight

Paris-Nice in March will start and end with time trials, according to leaked information. The stage race climbs the Col d'Èze on the final day, where Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and others sealed their overall wins.

The 9.6-kilometre climb above the French Riviera and Nice closed the race from 1969 to 1985. In recent years, the race finished with a mountainous circuit that included the Col d'Èze en route to Nice's seaside.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.