SHORT 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 DT SWISS turns right before the climb to Col de Calaïsson (6,4 km, 287m D+, 4,4%) and then it goes back to Col de Nice through the descent. After 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 first 4 km will probably discourage some of the racers, but they will help making the difference for the leading group. 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.