La Colmiane on the menu again as Paris-Nice 2021 route is revealed

Paris-Nice 2021
The Paris-Nice 2021 route (Image credit: ASO)

The 2021 edition of Paris-Nice will follow a familiar format to 2020, with a short time trial and a penultimate-day summit finish at La Colmiane set to shape the overall classification. 

The first-category ascent of La Colmiane – 16.3km at 6.3 per cent – is fast becoming a fixture of the 'Race to the Sun', used now for the third time in four years. Simon Yates won there in 2018, while Nairo Quintana did the same last year. 

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2021 Paris-Nice Stages
Stage 1 Sunday, March 7, 2021 Saint-Cyr-l'ÉcoleSaint-Cyr-l'École166 km Hilly
Stage 2 Monday, March 8, 2021 Oinville-sur-MontcientAmilly 188 km Flat
Stage 3 Tuesday, March 9, 2021 GienGien 14.4 km Individual Time-trial
Stage 4 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Chalon-sur-SaôneChiroubles 188 km Hilly
Stage 5 Thursday, March 11, 2021 VienneBollène 203 km Flat
Stage 6 Friday, March 12, 2021 BrignolesBiot 202.5 km Hilly
Stage 7 Saturday, March 13, 2021 NiceValdeblore la Colmiane 166.5 km Mountain
Stage 8 Sunday, March 14, 2021 NiceNice 110.5 km Hilly

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Patrick Fletcher

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