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Paris - Nice route announced

By:
Antonio J. Salmerón
Published:
February 20, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:17 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News, February 20, 2008

Paris - Nice, which will take place from March 9 to 16, will kick off with a short 4.6-kilometre...

Paris - Nice, which will take place from March 9 to 16, will kick off with a short 4.6-kilometre prologue in Amilly, east of Orléans. The race then plots south via Nevers and Belleville to St. Etienne. The fourth stage is expected to bring a preliminary decision as to who the overall winner might be, when the race finishes atop the famous Mont Ventoux.

After that the race heads towards the Mediterranean Sea via Sisteron. As always, stage finishes in Cannes and Nice conclude the race to the sun, after 1230 kilometres of racing.

The stages:
Prologue - March 9: Amilly - Amilly, 4,6 km
Stage 1 - March 10: Amilly - Nevers, 184.5 km
Stage 2 - March 11: Nevers - Belleville, 201 km
Stage 3 - March 12: Fleurie - Saint-Etienne, 164.5 km
Stage 4 - March 13: Montélimar - Station du Mont Serein / Mont Ventoux, 176 km
Stage 5 - March 14: Althen-des-Paluds - Sisteron, 172.5 km
Stage 6 - March 15: Sisteron - Cannes, 203.5 km
Stage 7 - March 16: Nice - Nice, 122.5 km

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