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Paris-Nice stage 2 live – Another day for the sprinters

Paris-Nice stage 2 live - Another day for the sprinters


And Rutsch leads the way over the top of the climb.

The latest time gap to the duo is over three minutes. We have a two-man break of the day.

166km to go

Rutsch and Burgaudeau lead the way onto the climb.

The first climb of the day is coming up. It’s 1.2km at 5%.

172km to go

The pair have 30 seconds on the peloton.

Jonas Rutsch (EF) and Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) are on the attack again after going in the day’s breakaway yesterday.

178km to go

We’re underway on stage 2 of Paris-Nice!

Over in Tirreno-Adriatico the riders are starting with a 10km time trial in Lido di Camaiore.

Check out the Tirreno stage 1 start times here.

The peloton has rolled out into the neutral zone in Thoiry.

Olav Kooij took the sprint win ahead of Mads Pedersen on the uphill finish while Remco Evenepoel was on the attack to grab some bonus seconds.

LES MUREAUX FRANCE MARCH 03 A general view of Mads Pedersen of Denmark and Team Lidl Trek Olav Kooij of The Netherlands and Team Visma Lease a Bike and Laurence Pithie of New Zealand and Team Groupama FDJ sprint at finish line to win during the 82nd Paris Nice 2024 Stage 1 a 1577km stage from Les Mureaux to Les Mureaux UCIWT on March 03 2024 in Les Mureaux France Photo by Alex BroadwayGetty Images

(Image credit: Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Here’s a look at the stage 1 result from Sunday’s opener powered by FirstCycling

A mostly flat day out today with only two climbs on the route – the Côte des Mesnuls and Côte de Villeconin – both before the halfway mark.

Around half an hour until the stage gets underway.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of stage 2 of Paris-Nice 2024!

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