Richie Porte became the first Australian to win Paris-Nice when he sealed victory in the final time trial on Col d'Eze on Sunday. The 28-year-old Tasmanian clocked 19:16 to emulate his Team Sky leader Bradley Wiggins, who achieved the same double last year. It was an even more emotional day for Porte as he usually serves as a luxury domestique for his leaders but above all because it was earned on his training roads as he lives in Monaco.
At the top, the Montagne de Lure stage winner narrowly missed beating Wiggins's record for four seconds but crushed the rest of the field. Andrew...
Nice / Col d'Éze
A year ago, the time trial of the Col d'Eze made a notable comeback on the Paris-Nice route after a ten-year absence. Following suit with the great champions-Eddy...
Paris-Nice 2013 route
Running from Sunday March 3rd to 10th 2013, the 71th Paris-Nice will be made up of 8 stages and a prologue and will cover a total distance of 1,174 kilometres.
The city stages
- La Montagne de Lure
Jersey wearers after the stage 7
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