LONG RACE COURSE
Cyclists will start at Nice-Matin headquarters and head to the Var valley, by following a race convoy with limited speed through Castagniers until the first climb, Col d’Aspremont (8,7 km, 510m D+, 5,8%). After the descent on Tourrette-Levens, cyclists will tackle the two split climb to Col de Chateauneuf, which was part of Paris Nice in 2017 (5,4 km, 248m D+, 4,6%). At the end of the descent to Contes the CULTURE VELO turns left towards Col St Roch via Coaraze (21,15 km, 793m D+, 3,7%). This climb includes some sections of descents, but it becomes very hard in the last 6 km with an average gradient of 7% and in some portions with an average gradient of 12%, demanding you a prudent approach. The descent towards Lucéram and just after L'Escarène will delight cyclists loving landscapes and descents. Once l'Escarène passed, Col de Nice (1km, 50m D+, 5%) will make impatient racers suffer. The rest of the course is the same of the
After the descent to the Col of Nice and after passing the top of Contes, cyclists will tackle the hard climb of Col de Chateauneuf again, but in the opposite direction (6,6 km, 433m, 6,5%). The descent towards Tourette-Levens will give you the needed break before climbing Col d'Aspremont (4km, 152m D+, 3,8%). The finish is on the top of Col d'Aspremont, which represents the end of the timed race as last year.
Cyclists will go back to Nice and Nice-Matin headquarters by riding through the hills around Nice and this portion is not timed. You will be able to take the most of the last moments of the race and enjoy the magnificent sea view all around.
By clicking on the map above, you can access the route on OpenRunner.
Therefore, by clicking on the icon at the bottom left of the map, you can see the parallel between the position on the course and that on the elevation profile.