Where: France
When: March 7-14 2021
Rank: UCI WorldTour

Paris-Nice enters its 79th edition in 2021 and the UCI WorldTour event is expected to boast a star studded list of general classification leaders.

The eight stage event is sometimes called the ‘Race to the Sun’, because it typically opens in wintery conditions near Paris and concludes in the sunnier areas in or around Nice.

Hilly parcours mean the favourites are usually climbers, and recent former victors include 2020 winner Max Schachmann, 2019 Tour de France winner Egan Bernal, 2018’s Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas as well as Richie Porte and Alberto Contador.

Going further into the history books, other winners include the likes of Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx, whist Sean Kelly claims the most win with seven, in the 1980s.

Paris-Nice is organised by ASO, the same outfit behind the likes of the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix.

Paris-Nice 2021 stages

The route for Paris-Nice 2021 is still to be confirmed, but we’ll update this page as new details arise.

Stage one: Sunday, March 7
Stage two: Monday, March 8
Stage three: Tuesday, March 9
Stage four: Wednesday, March 10
Stage five: Thursday, March 11
Stage six: Friday, March 12
Stage seven: Saturday, March 13
Stage eight: Sunday, March 14

Paris-Nice: Recent winners

2020: Max Schachmann (Ger)
2019: Egan Bernal (Col)
2018: Marc Soler (Esp)
2017: Sergio Henao (Col)
2016: Geraint Thomas (GBr)
2015: Richie Porte (Aus)
2014: Carlos Betancur (Col)
2013: Richie Porte (Aus)
2012: Bradley Wiggins (GBr)
2011: Tony Martin (Ger)
2010: Alberto Contador (Spa)
2009: Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa)
2008: Davide Rebellin (Ita)
2007: Alberto Contador (Ita)
2006: Floyd Landis (USA)

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Website: Paris-Nice