'It's likely to be very dangerous' - Inside Paris-Nice stage six, the race that never was

Friday's stage was first shortened to 80km, then called off completely thanks to "exceptionally violent winds"

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Paris-Nice has always been known as a windy race, with crosswinds always a threat across the week. They have been the reason behind many a rider's downfall, especially in the opening stages across the plains south of the French capital.

The Côte d'Azur is also known for its wind, whether it is the famous Mistral or the lesser known winds that impact the Mediterranean coast. It was a tramontane that was guilty of affecting things on Friday, blowing from the northwest.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.