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Richie Porte (Sky) won the 2015 edition of Paris-Nice after clinching the final time trial to overhaul overnight leader Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal).

Known as ‘The Race to the Sun’, the week long Paris-Nice has been running since 1933, and is the first truly prestigious European stage race of the season.

Now in its 73rd edition, the list of Paris-Nice winners reads as a who’s who of cycling greats, from Eddy Merckx to Alberto Contador, as well as British successes with Tom Simpson and more recently, Sir Bradley Wiggins. Ireland’s Sean Kelly holds the record for most wins with seven, dominating the race between 1981 and 1988.

Winner of the latest edition in 2014, Carlos Betancur, will not return to defend his title in 2015, with the Colombian choosing to target Tirreno-Adriatico, which starts soon after Paris-Nice gets underway.

Retaining its usual combination of flat and hilly stages, the 2015 race sees the return of the traditional mountain time trial up the Col d’Èze on the final stage, a finish which has given the opportunity to time trial specialists like Wiggins and Tony Martin to take the overall victory.

Where: France
When: March 8-15, 2015
Rank: UCI WorldTour

Key info: Preview | Where to watch | The route | Who will win?

Key riders: Geraint Thomas | Bradley Wiggins | Michal Kwiatkowski | Tejay van Garderen | Richie Porte

Website: Paris-Nice

Richie Porte wins stage four of the 2015 Paris-Nice (Watson)

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Tony Gallopin takes dramatic stage win at Paris-Nice

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Michal Kwiatkowski wins Paris-Nice prologue

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The peloton on stage eight of the 2014 Paris-Nice

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The peloton on stage six of the 2014 Paris-Nice

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Comprehensive look ahead to Paris-Nice 2015 (March 8-15): stages, teams, past winners and more

Frank Schleck in action during Stage 1A of the 2015 Tour of Andalucia Ruta Del Sol (Watson)

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