Paris-Nice 2023 start list: Final line-ups for the 81st Race to the Sun

List of riders and teams taking part in Paris-Nice 2023

Paris-Nice
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Paris-Nice will returns for 2023 as the first WorldTour European stage race of the season, with a stellar line-up expected for the 81st edition of the Race to the Sun.

Last year's event was dominated by Jumbo-Visma as they held the yellow jersey from the first stage through Christophe Laporte, then Wout van Aert, then eventual winner Primož Roglic. It was also a race dominated by illness, with just 59 riders finishing the eight stages, less than half the peloton, thanks to a non-Covid bug.

This year the race will be back with eight stages, including some enticing hilly stages, flat runs for the sprinters, the decisive mountain stages, and an intriguing team time trial, which will be individually timed, unlike being timed on the fourth or fifth rider across the line, as usual.

All the WorldTour teams are included of course, with Lotto Dstny and TotalEnergies qualifying through the points they earned last year, and Israel-Premier Tech and Uno-X being the other lucky invitees.

There's already some serious GC talent confirmed on the Paris-Nice 2023 start list; it will be the first meeting between Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and the man he beat into second Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) since Paris last July. Add in former winner Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Simon Yates (Jayco AlUla), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroën), Dani Martínez (Ineos Grenadiers) and Romain Bardet (DSM), and there will be a serious battle for the top ten, let alone the overall.

There's also a raft of sprint talent on the start list, including Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Bryan Coquard (Cofidis), Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma), Tim Merlier (Soudal Quick-Step), Michael Matthews (Jayco AlUla), Arnaud De Lie (Lotto Dstny) and Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X) battling out, as well as stage winner last year Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo).

Other notable inclusions on the start list include Tour de France stage winner Hugo Houle (Israel-Premier Tech), Tour of Oman champion Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar), Yves Lampaert (Soudal Quick-Step), Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost) and Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ).

The 2023 Paris-Nice starts on 5 March in La Verrière and ends the following Sunday 12 March in Nice.

Here's the start list, to our best knowledge, at the moment. We will update it closer to Sunday.

Paris-Nice 2023 start list

AG2R Citroën

PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien
CHEREL Mikaël
GODON Dorian
BERTHET Clément
NAESEN Oliver
DEWULF Stan
WARBASSE Larry

Alpecin-Deceuninck

GROVES Kaden
KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren
OSBORNE Jason
PLANCAKERT Edward
TAMNIAUX Lionel
BALLERSTEDT Maurice
LEYSEN Senne

Arkéa Samsic

MCLAY Daniel
DEKKER David
GUERNALEC Thibault
VAUQUELIN Kévin
CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
RIES Michel
LOUVEL Matis

Astana Qazaqstan

MARTINELLI Davide
SÁNCHEZ Luis León
DE LA CRUZ David
BOL Cees
GRUZDEV Dmitriy
PRONSKIY Vadim
ROMO Javier

Bahrain-Victorious

MILAN Jonathan
HAIG Jack
MÄDER Gino
GRADEK Kamil
MACIEJUK Filip
POELS Wout
WRIGHT Fred

Bora-Hansgrohe

SCHACHMANN Maximilian
JUNGELS Bob
BENNETT Sam
HALLER Marco
POLITT Nils
MULLEN Ryan
VAN POPPEL Danny

Cofids

THOMAS Benjamin
COQUARD Bryan
PEREZ Anthony
FERNÁNDEZ Rubén
IZAGIRRE Ion
RENARD Alexis
WALSCHEID Max

DSM

DEGENKOLB John
HAMILTON Chris
BITTNER Pavel
EEKHOFF Nils
BARDET Romain
DINHAM Matthew
VEMAERKE Kevin

EF Education-EasyPost

BISSEGGER Stefan
POWLESS Neilson
CORT Magnus
DOULL Owain
PICCOLO Andrea
RUTSCH Jonas
SCULLY Tom

Groupama-FDJ

DÉMARE Arnaud
GENIETS Kevin
SCOTSON Miles
GAUDU David
KÜNG Stefan
KONOVALOVAS Ignatas
MOLARD Rudy

Ineos Grenadiers

MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe
SIVAKOV Pavel
FRAILE Omar
NARVÁEZ Jhonatan
SWIFT Ben
SWIFT Connor
TARLING Josh

Intermarché-Circus-Wanty

DE GENDT Aimé
CALMEJANE Lilian
GOOSSENS Kobe
MARIT Arne
PAGE Hugo
PLANCKAERT Baptiste
VAN DER HOORN Taco

Israel-Premier Tech

SCHULTZ Nick
JONES Taj
HOULE Hugo
SAGIV Guy
VAN ASBROECK Tom
BERWICK Sebastian
WILLIAMS Stephen

Jayco-AlUla

SOBRERO Matteo
HAMILTON Lucas
YATES Simon
MATTHEWS Michael
O'BRIEN Kelland
DURBRIDGE Luke
HARPER Chris

Jumbo-Visma

VINGEGAARD Jonas
AFFINI Edoardo
KOOIJ Olav
DENNIS Rohan
TRATNIK Jan
FOSS Tobias
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan

Lotto Dstny

SWEENY Harry
DE GENDT Thomas
VAN MOER Brent
EENKHOORN Pascal
DE LIE Arnaud
GUARNIERI Jacopo
BEULLENS Cedric

Movistar

IZAGIRRE Gorka
NORSGAARD Mathias
JORGENSON Matteo
GARCÍA CORTINA Iván
KANTER Max
ERVITI Imanol
MÜHLBERGER Gregor

Soudal Quick-Step

LAMPAERT Yves
MERLIER Tim
SCHMID Mauro
DECLERCQ Tim
SÉNÉCHAL Florian
CAVAGNA Rémi
ASGREEN Kasper

TotalEnergies

JOUSSEAUME Alan
LATOUR Pierre
TURGIS Anthony
OURSELIN Paul
DUJARDIN Sandy
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
CABOT Jérémy

Trek-Segafredo

PEDERSEN Mads
KIRSCH Alex
SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
MOSCA Jacopo
HOOLE Daan
BERNARD Julien
VERGAERDE Otto

UAE Team Emirates

TRENTIN Matteo
WELLENS Tim
NOVAK Domen
GROßCHARTNER Felix
POGAČAR Tadej
OLIVEIRA Rui
BJERG Mikkel

Uno-X

SKAARSETH Anders
KRISTOFF Alexander
RESELL Erik Nordsæter
WÆRENSKJOLD Søren
GREGAARD Jonas
TILLER Rasmus
CHARMIG Anthon

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