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The 2019 Paris–Nice was a road cycling stage race that was held between 10 and 17 March 2019 in France. It was the 77th edition of Paris–Nice and the sixth race of the 2019 UCI World Tour.[1] Spaniard Marc Soler was the defending champion.[2]

2019 Paris–Nice
2019 UCI World Tour, race 6 of 38
Egan Bernal, wearing the yellow jersey of the race leader
Egan Bernal, wearing the yellow jersey of the race leader
Race details
Dates10–17 March 2019
Stages8
Distance1,240 km (770.5 mi)
Winning time29h 17' 02"
Results
Winner  Egan Bernal (COL) (Team Sky)
  Second  Nairo Quintana (COL) (Movistar Team)
  Third  Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) (Team Sky)

Mountains  Thomas De Gendt (BEL) (Lotto–Soudal)
Youth  Egan Bernal (COL) (Team Sky)
Sprints  Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) (Team Sky)
  Team Team Sky
← 2018

The race was won by Egan Bernal of Team Sky, making it the team's 6th win overall and 4th win in the last 5 years. Bernal also took the young rider classification. Nairo Quintana of Movistar Team finished second, with Bernal's teammate Michal Kwiatkowski rounding out the podium as well as taking the points classification. Thomas De Gendt of Lotto–Soudal took the mountains classification, and Team Sky won the team classification.

Contents

TeamsEdit

RouteEdit

The race started on 10 March 2019 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in the western suburbs of Paris, and finished on 17 March in Nice, covering 1,240 kilometres (770 mi) over eight stages. After four flat and hilly stages on the first four days, there was a 25.5-kilometre (15.8 mi) individual time trial on the fifth day. The seventh stage was the event's queen stage, finishing on the Col de Turini in the Alpes-Maritimes. The eighth and final stage finished on Nice's Promenade des Anglais.[4]

Stage characteristics[5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 10 March Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Saint-Germain-en-Laye 138.5 km (86.1 mi)   Flat stage   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)
2 11 March Les Bréviaires to Bellegarde 163.5 km (101.6 mi)   Flat stage   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)
3 12 March Cepoy to Moulins/Yzeure 200 km (120 mi)   Flat stage   Sam Bennett (IRL)
4 13 March Vichy to Pélussin 210.5 km (130.8 mi)   Hilly stage   Magnus Cort (DEN)
5 14 March Barbentane to Barbentane 25.5 km (15.8 mi)   Individual time trial   Simon Yates (GBR)
6 15 March Peynier to Brignoles 176.5 km (109.7 mi)   Hilly stage   Sam Bennett (IRL)
7 16 March Nice to Col de Turini La Bollène-Vésubie 181.5 km (112.8 mi)   Mountain stage   Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL)
8 17 March Nice to Nice 110 km (68 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Ion Izagirre (ESP)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

10 March 2019 — Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 138.5 km (86 mi)[6][7]
Result of Stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Team Jumbo–Visma 3h 17' 35"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
3   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Deceuninck–Quick-Step s.t.
4   Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Hansgrohe s.t.
5   John Degenkolb (GER) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
6   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
7   Arnaud Démare (FRA) Groupama–FDJ s.t.
8   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain–Merida s.t.
9   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels s.t.
10   Anthony Turgis (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
General classification after Stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)    Team Jumbo–Visma 3h 17' 25"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS)   Lotto–Soudal + 4"
3   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 5"
4   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 5"
5   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 6"
6   Egan Bernal (COL) Team Sky + 9"
7   Rudy Molard (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 9"
8   Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 10"
9   John Degenkolb (GER) Trek–Segafredo + 10"
10   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott + 10"

Stage 2Edit

11 March 2019 — Les Bréviaires to Bellegarde, 163.5 km (102 mi)[8]
Result of Stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)    Team Jumbo–Visma 3h 14' 04"
2   Iván García (ESP) Bahrain–Merida s.t.
3   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Deceuninck–Quick-Step s.t.
4   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
5   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky s.t.
6   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana s.t.
7   Egan Bernal (COL) Team Sky s.t.
8   Arnaud Démare (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 5"
9   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic + 5"
10   Mike Teunissen (NED) Team Jumbo–Visma + 5"
General classification after Stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)    Team Jumbo–Visma 6h 31' 19"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 12"
3   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 13"
4   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 16"
5   Egan Bernal (COL)   Team Sky + 19"
6   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott + 20"
7   Tony Gallopin (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 22"
8   Rudy Molard (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 23"
9   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 23"
10   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 24"

Stage 3Edit

12 March 2019 — Cepoy to Moulins/Yzeure, 200 km (124 mi)[9]
Result of Stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Hansgrohe 5h 16' 25"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
3   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Deceuninck–Quick-Step s.t.
4   Daniel McLay (GBR) CCC Development Team s.t.
5   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels s.t.
6   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida s.t.
7   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
8   Arnaud Démare (FRA) Groupama–FDJ s.t.
9   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)   Team Jumbo–Visma s.t.
10   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
General classification after Stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)    Team Jumbo–Visma 11h 47' 44"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 6"
3   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 11"
4   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 16"
5   Egan Bernal (COL)   Team Sky + 19"
6   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott + 20"
7   Tony Gallopin (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 22"
8   Rudy Molard (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 23"
9   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 23"
10   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 24"

Stage 4Edit

13 March 2019 — Vichy to Pélussin, 212 km (132 mi)[10]
Result of Stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) Astana 5h 03' 49"
2   Thomas De Gendt (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 7"
3   Giulio Ciccone (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 13"
4   Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) CCC Team + 18"
5   Lilian Calmejane (FRA) Direct Énergie + 48"
6   Valentin Madouas (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 48"
7   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 48"
8   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott + 48"
9   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 48"
10   Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 48"
General classification after Stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky 16h 52' 27"
2   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 5"
3   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 10"
4   Egan Bernal (COL)   Team Sky + 11"
5   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott + 14"
6   Tony Gallopin (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 15"
7   Rudy Molard (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 17"
8   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 17"
9   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 18"
10   Felix Großschartner (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 18"

Stage 5Edit

14 March 2019 — Barbentane to Barbentane, 25.2 km (16 mi) Individual time trial
Result of Stage 5
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Simon Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott 30' 26"
2   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 7"
3   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky + 11"
4   Tejay van Garderen (USA) EF Education First + 15"
5   Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL) EF Education First + 15"
6   Egan Bernal (COL)   Team Sky + 15"
7   Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First + 15"
8   Tom Scully (NZL) EF Education First + 27"
9   Marc Soler (ESP) Movistar Team + 30"
10   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 30"
General classification after Stage 5
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky 17h 23' 00"
2   Egan Bernal (COL)   Team Sky + 15"
3   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 24"
4   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 57"
5   Bob Jungels (LUX) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 57"
6   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 1' 01"
7   Felix Großschartner (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1' 05"
8   Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 15"
9   Rudy Molard (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 1' 18"
10   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 21"

Stage 6Edit

15 March 2019 — Peynier to Brignoles, 176.5 km (110 mi)
Result of Stage 6
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Hansgrohe 4h 12' 35"
2   Arnaud Demare (FRA) Groupama–FDJ s.t.
3   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
4   John Degenkolb (GER) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
5   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Arkéa–Samsic s.t.
6   Anthony Turgis (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
7   Florian Senechal (FRA) Deceuninck–Quick-Step s.t.
8   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale s.t.
9   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
10   Egan Bernal (COL)   Team Sky s.t.
General classification after Stage 6
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky 21h 35' 36"
2   Egan Bernal (COL)   Team Sky + 18"
3   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 22"
4   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 1' 00"
5   Bob Jungels (LUX) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 1' 00"
6   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 1' 04"
7   Felix Großschartner (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1' 08"
8   Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 17"
9   Rudy Molard (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 1' 21"
10   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 24"

Stage 7Edit

16 March 2019 — Nice to Col de Turini, 181.5 km (113 mi)
Result of Stage 7
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL) EF Education First 4h 55' 49"
2   Miguel Ángel López (COL) Astana + 6"
3   Nicolas Edet (FRA) Cofidis + 20"
4   Simon Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 20"
5   Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Direct Énergie + 55"
6   Giulio Ciccone (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 2' 03"
7   Julien El Fares (FRA) Delko–Marseille Provence + 2' 03"
8   Sergio Henao (COL) UAE Team Emirates + 2' 08"
9   Victor de la Parte (ESP) CCC Team + 2' 13"
10   Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) CCC Team + 2' 15"
General classification after Stage 7
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Egan Bernal (COL)    Team Sky 21h 35' 36"
2   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 45"
3   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 46"
4   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky + 1' 03"
5   Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 21"
6   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 45"
7   George Bennett (NZL) Team Jumbo–Visma + 2' 20"
8   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 2' 52"
9   Rudy Molard (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 3' 02"
10   Bob Jungels (LUX) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 3' 06"

Stage 8Edit

17 March 2019 — Nice to Nice, 110 km (68 mi)
Result of Stage 8
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Astana 2h 41' 10"
2   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 18"
3   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 18"
4   Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL) EF Education First + 18"
5   Felix Großschartner (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 18"
6   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 18"
7   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 18"
8   Simon Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 20"
9   Tejay van Garderen (USA) EF Education First + 20"
10   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 22"
Final general classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Egan Bernal (COL)    Team Sky 21h 35' 36"
2   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 39"
3   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky + 1' 03"
4   Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 21"
5   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 45"
6   George Bennett (NZL) Team Jumbo–Visma + 2' 20"
7   Rudy Molard (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 3' 02"
8   Bob Jungels (LUX) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 3' 06"
9   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 3' 12"
10   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 4' 07"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2019 Paris–Nice, four jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on all stages except for the individual time trial: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively. Bonus seconds were also awarded to the first three riders at intermediate sprints – three seconds for the winner of the sprint, two seconds for the rider in second and one second for the rider in third. The leader of the general classification received a yellow jersey.[11] This classification was considered the most important of the 2019 Paris–Nice, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Points for stage victory
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points awarded 15 12 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The second classification was the points classification. Riders were awarded points for finishing in the top ten in a stage. Unlike in the points classification in the Tour de France, the winners of all stages were awarded the same number of points. Points were also won in intermediate sprints; three points for crossing the sprint line first, two points for second place, and one for third. The leader of the points classification was awarded a green jersey.[11]

Points for the mountains classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Points for Category 1 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Points for Category 2 7 5 3 2 1 0
Points for Category 3 4 2 1 0

There was also a mountains classification, for which points were awarded for reaching the top of a climb before other riders. Each climb was categorised as either first, second, or third-category, with more points available for the more difficult, higher-categorised climbs. For first-category climbs, the top seven riders earned points; on second-category climbs, five riders won points; on third-category climbs, only the top three riders earned points. The leadership of the mountains classification was marked by a white jersey with red polka-dots.[11]

The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey. Only riders born after 1 January 1994 were eligible; the young rider best placed in the general classification was the leader of the young rider classification.[11] There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists in a team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest cumulative time.[11]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Teams classification
1 Dylan Groenewegen Dylan Groenewegen Dylan Groenewegen Damien Gaudin Caleb Ewan Bora–Hansgrohe
2 Dylan Groenewegen Egan Bernal Team Jumbo–Visma
3 Sam Bennett
4 Magnus Cort Michal Kwiatkowski Thomas De Gendt Astana
5 Simon Yates EF Education First
6 Sam Bennett Team Sky
7 Daniel Felipe Martínez Egan Bernal Michal Kwiatkowski
8 Ion Izagirre
Final Egan Bernal Michal Kwiatkowski Thomas De Gendt Egan Bernal Team Sky

Final classification standingsEdit

Legend
  Denotes the winner of the general classification   Denotes the winner of the mountains classification
  Denotes the winner of the points classification   Denotes the winner of the young rider classification

General classificationEdit

Final general classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Egan Bernal (COL)    Team Sky 21h 35' 36"
2   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 39"
3   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky + 1' 03"
4   Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 21"
5   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 45"
6   George Bennett (NZL) Team Jumbo–Visma + 2' 20"
7   Rudy Molard (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 3' 02"
8   Bob Jungels (LUX) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 3' 06"
9   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 3' 12"
10   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 4' 07"

Points classificationEdit

Final points classification
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky 33
2   Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL) EF Education First 28
3   Simon Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott 25
4   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana 24
5   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott 24
6   Arnaud Démare (FRA) Groupama–FDJ 22
7   Magnus Cort (DEN) Astana 18
8   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Astana 18
9   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Deceuninck–Quick-Step 16
10   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale 16

Mountains classificationEdit

Final mountains classification
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Thomas De Gendt (BEL)   Lotto–Soudal 76
2   Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) CCC Team 43
3   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 25
4   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott 16
5   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Astana 16
6   Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education First 16
7   Miguel Ángel López (COL) Astana 15
8   Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL) EF Education First 14
9   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana 12
10   Giulio Ciccone (ITA) Trek–Segafredo 12

Young rider classificationEdit

Final young rider classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Egan Bernal (COL)    Team Sky 21h 35' 36"
2   Valentin Madouas (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 4' 07"
3   Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL) EF Education First + 9' 27"
4   Miguel Ángel López (COL) Astana + 23' 44"
5   Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR) Team Sky + 26' 23"
6   Giulio Ciccone (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 30' 21"
7   Élie Gesbert (FRA) Arkéa–Samsic + 30' 24"
8   Iván Sosa (COL) Team Sky + 31' 57"
9   Iván García (ESP) Bahrain–Merida + 36' 47"
10   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 37' 22"

Teams classificationEdit

Final teams classification
Rank Team Time
1 Team Sky 87h 57' 51"
2 Astana + 9' 46"
3 AG2R La Mondiale + 10' 25"
4 Mitchelton–Scott + 15' 27"
5 Bahrain–Merida + 17' 18"
6 Movistar Team + 33' 16"
7 Direct Énergie + 40' 19"
8 Groupama–FDJ + 41' 41"
9 Trek–Segafredo + 42' 18"
10 Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 43' 46"

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