Top 10 Riders To Watch At Paris-Nice

Published on March 6th 2014

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Paris-Nice is where the big contenders for the Grand Tours gauge their early season form. We take a look at the riders you should be looking out for in the race to the sun.
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As the first European World Tour stage race of the season, Paris-Nice has usually been a place for in-form to rise to the top. This year should be no exception, and as you'd expect, there will be a number of Frenchmen who want to claim victory on home soil.

The sprint battle between John Degenkolb, Brian Coquard and Nacer Bouhanni should prove fascinating in the early stages. Also look out for Vincenzo Nibali, who is using this race as preparation for the Tour de France in July. Don't forget Tom Boonen either - he'll be looking to maintain his excellent form ahead of the imminent Spring Classics.

Who's your tip to win? Let us know in the comments section.

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