This 2014 Paris-Nice, the famous race to the sun saw a change of format with no prologue, no time trial and no mountain finish meaning the final result was not decided until the very last stage and even the very last kilometer. Let's wrap up the action with a look at all the results and best photos from the last 8 days.
The Spring sun usually shows its face during the running of Paris-Nice, which has also hosted some epic battles on the journey to the Cote d’Azur. The race was first run in 1933 and has built a history packed with legends, great exploits and tragedy. In this special report from CyclingRevealed, we recall the 1966 edition which probably ranks as the greatest Paris-Nice of them all.
A simple right handed ‘thumb up’ gesture from Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) – as he crossed the line to win stage four at Station du Mont Serain, high on a snow capped Mont Ventoux – indicated that not only has he recovered from the crashes which blighted the early stages of Paris-Nice for him, but also that those ‘first Aussie Tour winner’ predictions might just be accurate.
The fabled 'Giant of Provence' returns to modern cycle racing as Paris-Nice pays a visit to ...Mt. Ventoux. Regardless of season and race, this behemoth never passes quietly as its barren upper reaches howl with a wind that undeniably changes the outcome... Ed Hood payed a visit in 1987, and watched the beast rear up with his own eyes...