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Novel format to spice up Tuesday’s Paris-Nice team time trial

Novel format to spice up Tuesday's Paris-Nice team time trial

The organisers of Paris-Nice have made a subtle change to the rules for the team time trial, with Tuesday’s 32.7-kilometre test in Dampierre-en-Burly being timed on the first rider of a team to cross the finish line, rather than the fourth, as is traditional.

The intended effect is to avoid another situation where a team stacks the top of the general classification, as Jumbo-Visma did in 2022 with Wout van Aert, Primož Roglič and Christophe Laporte monopolizing the top 10 after the individual time trial.

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