Porte Takes Stage 4, Kwiatkowski Regains Paris-Nice Lead

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Croix-de-Chaubouret, France, March 12, 2015 (AFP) - Sky rider Richie Porte of Australia won the 204km fourth stage of the Paris-Nice "Race to the Sun" on Thursday, edging out Welsh team-mate Geraint Thomas on the run-in at Croix-de-Chaubouret. World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland regained the overall leader's yellow jersey he relinquished only 24 hours earlier to Australian's … [Read more...]

Matthews Wins Stage 3, Takes Paris-Nice Overall Lead

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Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, France, March 11, 2015 (AFP) - Australia's Michael Matthews took the overall leader's yellow jersey in the Paris-Nice cycle race on Wednesday with his Orica teammates helping him to victory in the third stage. The 24-year-old Matthews, who has stage wins to his credit in both the Tour of Spain and the Tour of Italy, edged home first ahead of Italians … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Wins Sprint Finish At Paris-Nice

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Contres, France, March 9, 2015 - Norway's Alexander Kristoff won a sprint finish to the first stage of Paris-Nice at Contres on Monday, but the overall lead stayed with Polish world champion Michal Kwiatkowski. Kristoff held off French duo Nacer Bouhanni and Bryan Coquard at the climax to a 196.5 kilometres stage from Maurepas to the west of Paris. I'm really happy. It's my first … [Read more...]

World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski Take Paris-Nice Prologue

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Maurepas, France, March 8, 2015 (AFP) - World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland won the prologue of the Paris-Nice race, a 6.7 kilometre time trial in Maurepas, south-west of Paris, on Sunday. Riding in his first Paris-Nice, the so-called "race to the sun", Kwiatkowski timed 7min 40sec, to finish ahead of world hour record holder Rohan Dennis of Australia, who was credited with the … [Read more...]

Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins To Race At Paris-Nice

Paris, March 3, 2015 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins, the first Briton to win the Tour de France, was named Tuesday in Sky's team for the six stage Paris-Nice event which begins Sunday. Sky leader Chris Froome meanwhile will take part in the Tirreno-Adriatico, which begins in Italy on Wednesday and which also features Vuelta champion Alberto Contador, Tour de France champion Vicenzo Nibali and … [Read more...]

Carlos Betancur Gives Colombia First Win At Paris-Nice

NICE, France, March 16, 2014 (AFP) - Carlos Betancur became the first Colombian cyclist to win the Paris-Nice race on Sunday following the eighth and final stage. French champion Arthur Vichot won the stage, raced along the celebrated Promenade des Anglais, which saw several riders, including Portugal's road race world champion Rui Costa, lose their chance of victory in the stage in … [Read more...]

Sky’s Geraint Thomas Out Of Paris-Nice After Crash

NICE, France, March 16, 2014 (AFP) - Team Sky's Geraint Thomas on Sunday pulled out of the 8th and final stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race following a fall, his team said. Thomas fell 5km from the finish of the 7th stage on Saturday, having been in second place. The Welshman's general classification hopes were literally left in tatters as he rallied to cross the line with his … [Read more...]

Tom-Jelte Slagter Wins Paris-Nice Stage Seven

BIOT, France, March 15, 2014 (AFP) - Dutch rider Tom-Jelte Slagter of the Garmin team won the seventh stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race on Saturday as Colombian Carlos Betancur closed in on the title. Slagter won an uphill sprint finish ahead of world champion Rui Costa of Portugal followed by yellow jersey holder Betancur, with the 'Race to the Sun' due to conclude in Nice on … [Read more...]

Carlos Betancur Leaves No Doubt On Paris-Nice Stage 6

FAYENCE, France, March 14, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian rider Carlos Betancur of the AG2R La Mondiale team won the sixth stage of the Paris-Nice on Friday to take the leader's jersey two days before the race finish. It was the second straight stage win for Betancur who overtook Portuguese world champion Rui Costa in the last 100 metres on a steep summit finish. Czech rider Zdenek Stybar … [Read more...]

Carlos Betancur Takes Paris-Nice Stage 5, Thomas Keeps Yellow

RIVE-DE-GIER, France, March 13, 2014 (AFP) - Carlos Betancur claimed the 152.5km fifth stage of the Paris-Nice race on Thursday but Geraint Thomas did enough to hang on to the leader's yellow jersey. Colombian Betancur, of the AG2R team, was part of a three-man breakaway that opened a gap on the peloton 9km from home. And he proved strongest in the sprint to the line with Bob … [Read more...]