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Let the hype begin! It's a showdown between Roglic, in his all new Bora team, and Remco, before their real showdown at the TDF. But there's also a lot of other talent here.
Also notable is the TTT of 27 km, where Quickstep will take a lot of time.

Notable GC mentions: Evenepoel, Roglic, Skjelmose, Almeida, McNulty, Vlasov, Bilbao, Van Wilder, Gall
Notable sprinters: Kooij, Pedersen, De Lie, Groves, Groenewegen, Demare



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Live video stream available on Eurosport/GCN alternative.

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Full startlist (not yet final):
 

Les Mureaux > Les Mureaux​

03/03/2024 - Stage 1 - 158 km - Flat​


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Thoiry > Montargis​

03/04/2024 - Stage 2 - 179 km - Flat​


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Auxerre > Auxerre​

03/05/2024 - Stage 3 - 26,9 km - Team Time-Trial​


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Chalon-sur-Saône > Mont Brouilly​

03/06/2024 - Stage 4 - 183 km - Mountain​


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Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut > Sisteron​

03/07/2024 - Stage 5 - 193,5 km - Hilly​


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Sisteron > La Colle-sur-Loup​

03/08/2024 - Stage 6 - 198,5 km - Hilly​


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Nice > Auron​

03/09/2024 - Stage 7 - 173 km - Mountain​


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Nice > Nice​

03/10/2024 - Stage 8 - 109,5 km - Mountain​


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Well, I guess I'm not putting up a thread tonight after all...
However, I am putting up a wall of images.

Stage 1
Bazemont
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Montainville
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Herbeville
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Stage 3
Vaux
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Jussy
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Stage 4
Mont-Saint-Vincent
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Vauxrenard (missing the start and end but including the steepest parts)
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Durbize
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Fût d'Avenas
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Mont Brouilly
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Stage 5
Sausse
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Peyruergue
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La Rochette-du-Buis

Pigière
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NB: there's an easy little ramp in the finale, this is not the Côte de la Marquise that has been seen often in Sisteron stages.

Stage 6
Lèques
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Luens
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Gourdon (only the middle part from Bramafan to Gourdon)
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Colle-sur-Loup
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Stage 7
La Colmiane
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Auron (they skip the final 2.3k)
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Stage 8
Levens
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Châteauneuf
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Berre-les-Alpes (only the first 6.3k)
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Peille
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Èze
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Quatre Chemins (first 3.6k only)
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Les Mureaux > Les Mureaux​

03/03/2024 - Stage 1 - 158 km - Flat​


173e5




Thoiry > Montargis​

03/04/2024 - Stage 2 - 179 km - Flat​


34acf



Auxerre > Auxerre​

03/05/2024 - Stage 3 - 26,9 km - Team Time-Trial​


c28e1


Chalon-sur-Saône > Mont Brouilly​

03/06/2024 - Stage 4 - 183 km - Mountain​


a6e12


Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut > Sisteron​

03/07/2024 - Stage 5 - 193,5 km - Hilly​


a3e8a


Sisteron > La Colle-sur-Loup​

03/08/2024 - Stage 6 - 198,5 km - Hilly​


d2e4e




Nice > Auron​

03/09/2024 - Stage 7 - 173 km - Mountain​


c377b


Nice > Nice​

03/10/2024 - Stage 8 - 109,5 km - Mountain​


43b53
Not even one proper mountain stage.
 
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I don't agree, there's not even a real mountain stage, just medium mountain stages.

ITT would be better than a TTT.


Tirreno could also be better, but at least monte petrano is a decent final mountain finish.

As I said, it's not a must for Paris-Nice to have a mountain stage. I would definitely prefer if there weren't one as it completely locks the race and becomes all-important.

The same goes for Tirreno for me, I would much rather have it decided on the hilly terrain instead of just one MTF.
 
I don't agree, there's not even a real mountain stage, just medium mountain stages.

ITT would be better than a TTT.


Tirreno could also be better, but at least monte petrano is a decent final mountain finish.
Medium mountain stages often bring more spectacle. (sub)topriders not waiting to attack till the last km of the last "out of category" climb. But using the different hills and middle mountain to attack and create chaos. On such a course it is difficult for teams to control the race.
 
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Director of SOQ said they trained on the TTT, but not sure if he meant that they trained on trying to get Remco in the fastest time, or just default TTT training.

Based on the startlist at PCS, I'm also not sure who would contest them for the win besides Ineos in the TTT
"Then there is the team time trial, where the time of the first rider across the line counts. We have worked hard on this."

sounds like they all in for launching remco into the last <10km, which would make for great entertainment
 
"Then there is the team time trial, where the time of the first rider across the line counts. We have worked hard on this."

sounds like they all in for launching remco into the last <10km, which would make for great entertainment

I know you keep saying this, but I very much doubt he's going to ride anywhere near 10 km on his own, unless all or most of his teammates crash out during the first two stages.
 

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