This Tuesday, Paris-Nice presented its route for the 2024 edition (March 3-10) on a route that becomes more relevant if possible since the next Tour de France will pass through several sections that are part of the route of ‘The Race of the Sol’ on the way to the grand finale in Nice.

The Paris-Nice 2024 will begin with a stage with several elevations in the 157.7 kilometers of route starting and finishing in Les Mureaux where the climbs to the Bazemont and Herbeville elevations could prevent there from being a massive sprint on a day in which The wind may also be the protagonist.

The first big opportunity for the sprinters will be on the second day with a 177.6 kilometer route between Thoiry and Montargis in a stage in which the fans are also emerging as protagonists.

The first decisive day for the general classification (as long as the fans and the wind have not done their thing in the previous days) will be the third stage, with a 26.9 kilometer team time trial starting and finishing in Auxerre on the that cyclists will have to ascend the Côte de Jussy in the middle of the route.

The battle for the general classification will continue in the fourth stage with a route of 183 kilometers between Chalon-sur Saône and the finish at Mont Brouilly. A day in which cyclists will climb up to five second category climbs and one first category on the Col du Fût d’Avenas – Les Chapes (5.1 km at 7.3%) before the final climb to Mont Brouilly, second category with its 3 kilometers at 7.7% and a final kilometer that is around 10% of average slope with 13% ramps.

The fifth stage will be an ideal route for escapes on a 193.5 kilometer route between Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut and Sisteron with four third-category climbs, although far from the finish line. It will be the prelude to the sixth day, a demanding 198.2 kilometer stage between Sisteron and La Colle-sur-Loup.

A day in which the climbs to the passes of Lèques, Luens, La Blachette and Gourdon will make the cyclists accumulate hardness before the final circuit in which the cyclists will ascend the Côte de la Colle-sur-Loup, 1.8 kilometers at 10% and ramps of up to 19% that could liven up the race in the last 30 kilometers.

The final fireworks of a Paris-Nice that this year has the flavor of a Tour are reserved for the weekend, since the roads around the Nice city will host the last two stages of the Tour de France.

The penultimate stage of ‘La Carrera del Sol’ will have a route of 173 kilometers between Nice and the arrival in Auron that will be decisive for the general classification with the climb to Col Saint-Martin – La Colmiane, first category with its 7.5 kilometers at 7.1, which will also be climbed in the next Tour, and the new climb to Auron, first category with its 7.3 kilometers at 7.2%.

Paris-Nice will conclude with the classic Nice day, where in 109.3 kilometers cyclists will climb the passes of Levens, Châteauneuf, Berre-les-Ales and the demanding Côte de Peille before passing through La Turbie and the Col d’ Éze, which they will also cover in the final time trial of the next Tour, and with the Col des Quatre Chemins, with its 3.6 kilometers at 8.8% and 16% ramps before the rapid descent towards Nice to crown the champion of the ‘ Carrera del Sol’ before the Tour de France returns to these roads in July with the yellow jersey and the podium at stake.

Stages of Paris-Nice 2024

Stage 1: Les Mureaux – Les Mureaux (157.7 kilometers, Sunday, March 3)

Stage 2: Thoiry – Montargis (177.6 kilometers, Monday, March 4)

Stage 3: Auxerre-Auxerre (26.9 kilometers, team time trial, Tuesday, March 5)

Stage 4: Chalon-sur-Saòne – Mont Brouilly (183 kilometers, Wednesday March 6)

Stage 5: Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut – Siteron (193.5 kilometers, Thursday, March 7)

Stage 6: Sisteron – La Colle-sur-Loup (198.2 kilometers, Friday, March 8)

Stage 7: Nice – Auron (173 kilometers, Saturday March 9)

Stage 8: Nice – Nice (109.3 kilometers, Sunday, March 10)

Source: Diario AS