REGISTRATION, COLLECTION OF RACE NUMBERS AND VILLAGE
A proof of identity and the registration confirmation only.
Left-luggage facilities are available at the Paris-Nice Village situated on Place Masséna. You will be able to leave your bag in a dedicated tent. Your race number will be written on a label supplied with your race bib, and attached to your bag. At the finish, just show your race number to reclaim your bag at the same place as you left it.
WARNING, for security reasons, all bags will be checked. Please do not leave any large bags or bags containing dangerous or forbidden objects. The organisers reserve the right to refuse any bags which do not meet these criteria.
rules and timing
All bikes approved by the French Cycling Federation are accepted apart from electric bikes. Recumbent bikes and handlebar extensions are not allowed.
Two uphill segments, the Col de Châteauneuf and the Peille climb, will be timed. You will be given your personal times but no ranking (between participants) will be published.
The race will take place on roads open to traffic. Therefore, you must respect the “Code de la Route” (French Highway Code). Signallers will be present along the route to remind riders that respecting traffic regulations is essential to the smooth running of the race.
The time schedule allows the time when participants will cycle past different areas and will finish to be forecasted.
If you are unable to continue riding the route (due to bike breakdown), an emergency number will be available so that you can alert the race authorities. You will be picked up and taken to the finish line.
Rigid helmets must be worn. The wearing of helmets (with chin strap fastened) is mandatory at all times on the route. Any rider not wearing a helmet will be excluded from the event (race number cancelled and frame plate removed)..
All starts will take place on Place Masséna. We recommend you arrive thirty minutes before your start time. Start times will be communicated on the website’s “Start / Finish” page.
Feeding stations will be set up at established points along the route. Water, fresh fruit, dried fruit and savoury snacks will be available.
Technical assistance, will be available at the Race Village for last-minute adjustments to your bike. There will also be an assistance service on the route. The exact location of mechanical assistance points will be announced shortly on the race website.
The roads will be open to traffic so you must respect the “Code de la Route” (French Highway Code).
Along the route, you will see refuse collection zones consisting of large nets stretched out on the roadside. Keep your litter with you (packaging etc.) and throw it in the nets as you cycle past. There will also be litter bins at the feeding stations.
“Eco-cyclist” patrols will be present in the peloton. Their job is to remind you to respect the environment and they will also take the rider number of any participant seen deliberately throwing litter on the ground. These participants will be relegated.
finish and results
There will be a closed area for bike parking in the Welcome Village. Opening times will be displayed on the “Village” page (to come).
Full refreshments will be available at the finish line. However, there will not be a pasta party at the Paris-Nice Challenge.