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Paris-Nice 2022 (03/06 - 03/13)

Excellent route! Great variety and great pacing of stages.

I would have preferred an easier MTF in a harder stage, but this is quite fine as it is. Preferably Valberg (from any direction), but I guess the MercanTour Classic occupies that.

The ITT could easily be longer (it was 25.5 km the last time Turini was the MTF), but it's as expected.
 
Turini is a great climb, but perhaps a bit too hard for this race.
I feel that an easier MTF might lead to a more open race.
Short stage, just one small climb before and the stages leading up to it are solid but not brutal. Everyone should be quite fresh so I don't see big time gaps. 10 riders finished within 30 seconds on Colmiane last year and despite Turini being slightly tougher I don't see massive differences.
If anything I see the ITT as a bigger factor.
 
Short stage, just one small climb before and the stages leading up to it are solid but not brutal. Everyone should be quite fresh so I don't see big time gaps. 10 riders finished within 30 seconds on Colmiane last year and despite Turini being slightly tougher I don't see massive differences.
If anything I see the ITT as a bigger factor.
Yeah, but Bernal worked a lot on his ITT. If both him and Roglic are in good form it's gonna be a nice battle.
 
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Are they taking a completely new route up the Col d'Eze? I know that they have used different approaches to it in the past, but never remember it being as steep as this one.
 
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Awww... I was gonna suggest toby got the honour of making the actual thread this year...

Hey, look! @tobydawq; a thread!
Then again... you'd already posted in the official P-N thread last year before you went and created the legend that is The Dot...
I'm surprised you didn't comment on the fact that the race will apparently last four months, but I guess you're only only obsessed with words that can be misunderstood :p
 
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Are they taking a completely new route up the Col d'Eze? I know that they have used different approaches to it in the past, but never remember it being as steep as this one.
I guess from the map and the profile they take the following route:
Start: Boulevard Bischoffsheim (classical route), after 400m they turn right into the Boulevard des deux Corniches. They follow the Avenue de Mont Alban and cross nearly the classical descend here. Instead they are turning left into the Chemin de Vinaigrier and here is where it gets really steep! Roughly 1.5 km 11%. One reaches the classical route at Col de Quatre Chemins and follows it until the top.
 
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