Paris-Nice 2013 – Introduction

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Paris-Nice, the “race to the sun” will be held between March 3 and 10 this year. It is mostly regarded as the actual start of the cycling season in Europe.

This year’s edition will start from Houilles with a short prolog, an outer suburb of Paris before the pelaton moves south all the way to the Mediterranean.  The final stage, a time-trial on a 9.6 km long category-1 climb means that the race for the yellow jersey won’t be settled until the last second.