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Paris-Nice stage 6 live – A long, hilly day in the saddle

Paris-Nice stage 6 live - A long, hilly day in the saddle


Three riders didn’t take the start of the stage today – DSM-Firmenich PostNL duo Nils Eekhoff and Tobias Andreesen and Alpecin-Deceuninck’s SIlvan Dillier.

139 riders left in Paris-Nice.

170km to go

Still no breakaway today…

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SIENA ITALY MARCH 02 Lauretta Hanson of Australia and Team LidlTrek prior to the 10th Strade Bianche 2024 Womens Elite a 137km one day race from Siena to Siena 320m UCIWWT on March 02 2024 in Siena Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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It’s dry and cloudy at the race today with a chilly temperature of 9°C.

177km to go

No breakaway as the pair are reeled back in.

Mountain classification leader Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) has now gone on the attack along with Rémi Cavagna (Movistar).

It was a race that the UCI refused to sanction, citing an “excessive number of stages”, “excessive individual stage distances”, “excessive climbing”, and an “excessive duration”…

17 stages, 1,067km with 6,705 metres of climbing and just one rest day – that was the Idaho Women’s Challenge, which ran from 1984 to 2002.

The toughest race ever?

Andrea Foster climbs out of the saddle during the stage to Stanley, Idaho during the 1998 Women's Challenge

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The trio are quickly reeled in, however.

183km to go

Cédric Beullens (Lotto Dstny), Jonas Rutsch (EF Education-EasyPost) and Anthony Turgis (TotalEnergies) try a move off the front.

It’s a fast pace early on.

Attacking from the start but no breakaway gone just yet.

198km to go

After a short neutralised section, the flag has dropped and racing is underway!

Charlotte Kool eyes Tour de France home yellow jersey with new-look lead-out train

‘It’s a dream start in the Netherlands, and the first yellow jersey is on the line, so it’s a big motivation’

Charlotte Kool (DSM-Firmenich PostNL)

(Image credit: DSM-Firmenich PostNL / Eltoromediadotcom)

The riders have rolled out into the neutral zone to start the day.

We’ve also got live coverage of stage 5 at Tirreno-Adriatico today as the peloton faces a tough late climb on the road to Valle Castellana.

Olav Kooij took his second sprint win of the week in Sisteron yesterday, beating Mads Pedersen to the line with a rapid late dash to the line.

SISTERON,FRANCE - MARCH 07: Olav Kooij of The Netherlands and Team Visma | Lease a Bike celebrates at finish line as stage winner during the 82nd Paris - Nice 2024, Stage 5 a 193.5km stage from Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut to Sisteron / #UCIWT / on March 07, 2024 in Sisteron, France. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)


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