Paris-Nice, the first major European stage race of the 2012 season, kicks off on Sunday, March 4, and finishes on Sunday, March 11.

The eight-day race runs from the north of France to the south, and is aptly nicknamed the Race to the Sun.

Cycling Weekly will be bringing you stage reports, results and photos from every stage of this year’s Paris-Nice.

For a more in-depth look at the 2012 Paris-Nice route, a list of teams, past winners, TV guide and more take a look at our Paris-Nice 2012 Big Preview.

Paris-Nice 2012: Stages

Stage Date From To km Report Photos
Stage one Sunday March 4 Dampierre-en-Yvelines Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse 9.4km ITT


Stage two Monday March 5 Mantes-la-Jolie Orléans 185.5km >>>>

Stage three Tuesday March 6 Vierzon Le Lac de Vassivière 194km >>>>


Stage four Wednesday March 7 Brive-la-Gaillarde Rodez 178km >>>>


Stage five Thursday March 8 Onet-le-Château Mende 178.5km >>>>


Stage six Friday March 9

Suze-la-Rousse Sisteron 178.5km >>>>


Stage seven Saturday March 10

Sisteron Nice 219.5km >>>>


Stage eight Sunday March 11

Nice Col d’Èze 9.6km ITT



Total distance: 1155.5km

Paris-Nice 2012: Latest news

Thomas misses Col d’Eze TT to focus on track

Stomach bug sweeps through Paris-Nice peloton

Andy Schleck out of Paris-Nice with stomach problems

Andy Schleck off pace in Paris-Nice time trial

Paris-Nice 2012: Who will win?

Froome to miss Paris-Nice due to illness

Wiggins for Paris-Nice; Cavendish for Tirreno-Adriatico

Paris-Nice 2012: Race preview and information

Paris-Nice 2012: The Big Preview

Paris-Nice 2012: Stage reports

Stage eight: Wiggins wins finale stage and overall

Stage seven: De Gendt solos to victory; Wiggins edges closer to overall win

Stage six: Sanchez clinches breakaway win

Stage five: Westra wins in France but celebrations may prove costly

Stage four: Meersman wins messy stage

Stage three: Valverde wins, Wiggins keeps lead

Stage two: Wiggins rides into lead

Stage one: Wiggins second to Larsson in opening time trial

Paris-Nice 2012: Photo galleries

Stage eight gallery by Graham Watson

Stage seven gallery by Graham Watson

Stage six gallery by Graham Watson

Stage five gallery by Graham Watson

Stage four gallery by Graham Watson

Stage three gallery by Graham Watson

Stage two gallery by Graham Watson

Stage one gallery by Graham Watson

Related links

Paris-Nice 2011: Coverage index

Paris-Nice 2010: The Big Preview/links to coverage