Vincenzo Nibali will lead Trek Segafredo at Paris-Nice

Vincenzo Nibali, who was scheduled to race in Italy at Tirreno-Adriatico, has decided since its postponement to line up in France at Paris-Nice

The 2020 edition of Paris-Nice begins on Sunday, 8th March, running for eight days before finishing in Nice on Sunday, March 15th. The race has established itself as an important event in the cycling calendar in the lead-up to the season's Grand Tours.
Trek-Segafredo will arrive in France with a strong, well-rounded squad to compete at Paris-Nice. The team will be led by Vincenzo Nibali, who will be contending for the general classification. Joining Nibali is Richie Porte, winner of two editions of Paris-Nice and five stages over seven participations, however this year, the Tasmanian will be targeting individual stage wins. Helping the two climbers in the mountains will be French climber Kenny Elissonde, a key player in Porte’s Tour Down Under victory.
The squad will be bolstered by the support of key classics riders including recent Omloop Het Nieuwsblad winner Jasper Stuyven, World Champion Mads Pedersen, Alex Kirsch and Ryan Mullen, along with Edward Theuns as the team's sprinter.
Vincenzo Nibali will lead Trek Segafredo at Paris-Nice
Nibali explained his choice to race in France: “I decided with the team to be at Paris-Nice to keep the schedule leading up to the Giro d'Italia virtually unchanged. At the moment, it's important to put kilometers and days of racing in the legs. Given the situation in Italy, the change of calendar was practically mandatory. I'm very sorry I can't race in my country, and I hope that the situation will soon get better, regardless of the races."
“At Paris-Nice, my goal is to confirm the good impressions I had at the Ardèche and Drôme Classics and to make another leap in condition. The team is very strong and well-prepared, and I want to give my contribution.”
Director Steven de Jongh added: “Vincenzo will be our GC leader, and Richie will be targeting stages for us. The classics guys might have some opportunities in a breakaway, and we will try with Edward in the sprints. We will have to take it day by day to see the chances we have.
"For the first three stages, there will be opportunities, but also, we will try to protect Vincenzo from losing any time. We were able to add Ryan Mullen to the selection, and he will give protection to Vincenzo, which will be good practice for the Giro when Ryan will have the same role.
“I’m happy that ASO did everything possible to make the race happen. They took a lot of measures to prevent the riders and staff from being in contact with crowds.”  

Trek-Segafredo line up for Paris-Nice

Vincenzo Nibali (ITA), Kenny Elissonde (FRA), Alex Kirsch (LUX), Ryan Mullen (IRE), Mads Pedersen (DEN), Richie Porte (AUS), Jasper Stuyven (BEL), Edward Theuns (BEL)

Directors: Steven de Jongh (NED), Grégory Rast (SUI)


Tag: parisnice
Mar 14 2021 - NEWS: Primož Roglic loses Paris-Nice on final stage after double crash
Jan 06 2021 - NEWS: LIVE COVERAGE: Paris Nice
Mar 13 2021 - NEWS: Roglic grabs 3rd Paris-Nice stage win to close in on victory
Mar 12 2021 - NEWS: Primož Roglic deals a big blow to his rivals on another uphill sprint
Mar 11 2021 - NEWS: Sam Bennett takes victory after perfect lead-out on stage five of Paris-Nice
Mar 10 2021 - NEWS: Primoz Roglic wins in Beaujolais to take Paris-Nice lead on Stage 4
Mar 09 2021 - NEWS: Stefan Bissegger fastest and takes race lead on Paris-Nice Time Trial
Mar 08 2021 - NEWS: Cees Bol powers to victory in chaotic Stage 2 Sprint at Paris-Nice
Mar 07 2021 - NEWS: Sam Bennett smashes Paris Nice Stage 1 Uphill Sprint
Mar 14 2020 - NEWS: Quintana wins final stage as Max Schachmann takes Paris-Nice overall victory
Mar 13 2020 - NEWS: Tiesj Benoot and Michael Matthews take incredible 1-2 at Paris-Nice
Mar 12 2020 - NEWS: Niccolò Bonifazio spoils Jan Tratnik's breakaway with just 25m to go
Mar 11 2020 - NEWS: Schachmann consolidates lead with solid time trial
Mar 10 2020 - NEWS: Ivan Garcia Cortina wins crash marred Sprint Stage
Mar 09 2020 - NEWS: Nizzolo wins Stage 2 Sprint as Brutal Conditions Take Their Toll
Mar 06 2022 - EVENT: 2022 Paris-Nice
Mar 12 2022 - EVENT: The Paris-Nice Challenge