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Paris-Nice (Pro Tour-Historic)

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

Created in 1933 by Albert Lejeune, Director of the Petit Journal, Paris-Nice used to be a tune-up or training race for the important spring races. No longer. The "Race to the Sun" is one of the first major objectives in the pro calender and is a highly coveted victory.

In the 2003 edition Kazakh rider Andrei Kivilev died after a fall. This caused the UCI, after many fits and starts over the years, to finally mandate the use of helmets in all races.

Sean Kelly remains the king of Paris-Nice, winning it 7 times in a row from 1982 to 1988. Paris-Nice is now owned by ASO, the owners of the Tour de France. In 1951, '52 and '53, the race was known as the Paris-Côte d'Azure. In 1959, the longest edition of the race, Paris-Nice went all the way to Rome.

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1933 Alfons Schepers
37hr 48min 7sec
Louis Hardiquest
@ 2min 30sec
Benoit Faure
@ 3min 13sec
1255 km 33.20
1934 Gaston Rebry
33hr 47min 6sec
Roger Lapebie
@ 6min 24sec
Maurice Archembaud
@ 8min 45sec
1178 km 34.87
1935 Rene Vietto
35hr 23min 14sec
Antoine Dignef
@ 1min 17sec
Raoul Lesueur
@ 3min 27sec
1308 km 36.96
1936 Maurice Archembaud
36hr 26min 41sec
Jean Fontenay
@ 3min 11sec
Alfons Deloor
@ 10min 26sec
1220 km 33.48
1937 Roger Lapebie
36hr 8sec
Sylvain Marcaillou
@ 6min 39sec
Albert Van Schendel
@ 6min 54sec
1264 km 35.11
1938 Jules Lowie
30hr 45min 20sec
Albertin Disseaux
@ 54sec
Albert Van Schendel
@ 1min 47sec
1130 km 36.74
1939 Maurice Archembaud
23hr 26min 48sec
Frans Bonduel
@ 9min 33sec
Gerard Desmet
@ s.t.
903 km 38.51
1946 Fermo Camellini
35hr 13min 7sec
Maurice De Mauer
@ 1min 43sec
Frans Bonduel
@ 2min 53sec
1262 km 35.83
1951 Roger Decock
34hr 27min 29sec
Lucien Teisseire
@ 12sec
Kleber Piot
@ 1min 30sec
1174 km 34.07
1952 Louison Bobet
36hr 35min 24sec
Donato Zampini
@ 4min 18sec
Raymond Impanis
@ 5min 52sec
1260 km 34.44
1953 Jean-Pierre Munch
32hr 28min 33sec
Roger Walkowiak
@ 3min 18sec
Roger Bertaz
@ 3min 21sec
1094 km 33.69
1954 Raymond Impanis
30hr 49min 5sec
Nello Lauredi
@ 1min 2sec
Francis Anastasi
@ 1min 37sec
1053.5 km 34.20
1955 Jean Bobet
29hr 58min 4sec
Pierre Molineris
@ 1min 18sec
Bernard Gauthier
@ s.t.
1140 km 38.04
1956 Alfred De Bruyne
30hr 23min 23sec
Pierre Barbotin
@ 3min 58sec
Francois Mahe
@ 4min 36sec
1104 km 36.33
1957 Jacques Anquetil
30hr 19min 26sec
Desire Keteleer
@ 23sec
Jean Brankart
@ 55sec
1206 km 39.77
1958 Alfred De Bruyne
34hr 22min 8sec
Pasquale Fornara
@ 52sec
Germain Derijcke
@ 2min 38sec
1359 km 39.54
1959 Jean Grackzyk
53hr 36min 4sec
Gerard Saint
@ 15sec
Pierino Baffi
@ 4min 15sec
2044.5 km 38.15
1960 Raymond Impanis
32hr 15min 45sec
François Mahe
@ 2min 26sec
Robert Cazala
@ 2min 32sec
1252 km 38.81
1961 Jacques Anquetil
31hr 59min 41sec
Joseph Groussard
@ 1min 59sec
Jozef Planckaert
@ 2min
1228 km 38.38
1962 Jozef Planckaert
39hr 4min 45sec
Tom Simpson
@ 2min 57sec
Rolf Wolfshohl
@ 5min 58sec
1565.6 km 40.07
1963 Jacques Anquetil
37hr 13min 29sec
Rudi Altig
@ 53sec
Rik Van Looy
@ 3min 4sec
1389.2 km 37.31 
1964 Jan Janssen
41hr 56min 28sec
Jean-Claude Annaert
@ 1min 1sec
Jean Forestier
@ 2min 58sec
1525.2 km 36.36
1965 Jacques Anquetil Rudi Altig
@ 2min 18sec
Italo Zilioli
@ 2min 56sec
1299.2 km NA
1966 Jacques Anquetil
34hr 2min 1sec
Raymond Poulidor
@ 48sec
Vittorio Adorni
@ 1min 47sec
1312.4 km 38.55
1967 Tom Simpson
29hr 53min 58sec
Bernard Guyot
@ 2min 7sec
Rolf Wolfshohl
@ 3min 41sec
1182 km 39.63
1968 Rolf Wolfshohl
34hr 42min 21sec
Ferdi Bracke
@ 2min 58sec
Jean-Louis Bodin
@ 5min 12sec
1453.2 km 41.87
1969 Eddy Merckx
31hr 56min 57sec
Raymond Poulidor
@ 51sec
Jacques Anquetil
@ 2min 17sec
1206 km 37.75
1970 Eddy Merckx
37hr 23min 27sec
Luis Ocana
@ 2min 14sec
Jan Janssen
@ 2min 24sec
1410.5 km 37.72 
1971 Eddy Merckx
30hr 21min 38sec
Gösta Pettersson
@ 58sec
Luis Ocana
@ 1min 9sec
1154.9 km 38.04
1972 Raymond Poulidor
31hr 43min 57sec
Eddy Merckx
@ 6sec
Luis Ocana
@ 52sec
1208.9 km 38.10 
1973 Raymond Poulidor
21hr 11min 45sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 4sec
Eddy Merckx
@ 12sec
855.6 km 40.37 
1974 Joop Zoetemelk
33hr 16min 55sec
Alain Santy
@ 29sec
Eddy Merckx
@ 1min 1sec
1236.5 km 37.17
1975 Joop Zoetemelk
34hr 32min 27sec
Eddy Merckx
@ 1min 33sec
Gerrie Knetemann
@ 1min 44sec
1318.5 km 38.19 
1976 Michel Laurent
31hr 42min 20sec
Hennie Kuiper
@ 17sec
Luis Ocana
@ 26sec
1205 km 38.01
1977 Freddy Maertens
31hr 38min 31sec
Gerrie Knetemann
@ 33sec
Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke
@ 1min 25sec
1219.4 38.52
1978 Gerrie Knetemann
30hr 7min 7sec
Bernard Hinault
@ 19sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 31sec
1154.2 km 38.32
1979 Joop Zoetemelk
28hr 36min 23sec
Sven-Ake Nilsson
@ 1min 44sec
Gerrie Knetemann
@ 1min 47sec
1079.5 km 37.74 
1980 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle
28hr 29min 48sec
Stephan Mutter
@ 3min 2sec
Gerrie Knetemann
@ 3min 36sec
1011.8 km 35.51
1981 Stephen Roche
30hr 17min 50sec
Adri Van Der Poel
@ 1min 19sec
Alfons De Wolf
@ 1min 55sec
1109 km 36.60
1982 Sean Kelly
32hr 3min 21sec
Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle
@ 40sec
Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke
@ 1min 12sec
1186 km 37.00 
1983 Sean Kelly
30hr 2min 19sec
Jean-Marie Grezet
@ 1min 3sec
Steven Rooks
@ 1min 14sec
1159.5 km 38.62
1984 Sean Kelly
29hr 41min 50sec
Stephen Roche
@ 12sec
Bernard Hinault
@ 1min 46sec
1123.4 km 37.81
1985  Sean Kelly
31hr 10min 19sec
Stephen Roche
@ 23sec
Frederic Vichot
@ 54sec
1185.9 km 38.05
1986 Sean Kelly
33hr 12min 21sec
Urs Zimmermann
@ 1min 50sec
Greg LeMond
@ 2min 27sec
1217.4 km 36.65
1987 Sean Kelly
31hr 18min 46sec
Jean-François Bernard
@ 1min 7sec
Laurent Fignon
@ 1min 10sec
1169.5 km 37.35
1988 Sean Kelly
27hr 27min 1sec
Ronan Pensec
@ 18sec
Julian Gorospe
@ 36sec
1035.6 km 37.64
1989 Miguel Indurain
28hr 9min 5sec
Stephen Roche
@ 13sec
Marc Madiot
@ 1min 33sec
1119.3 km 39.75
1990 Miguel Indurain
29hr 27min 30sec
Stephen Roche
@ 8sec
Luc Leblanc
@ 42sec
1116.4 km 37.88
1991 Tony Rominger
24hr 9min 19sec
Laurent Jalabert
@ 1min 55sec
Martial Gayant
@ 2min 27sec
959.5 km 39.74
1992 Jean-François Bernard
25hr 27min 57sec
Tony Rominger
@ 34sec
Miguel Indurain
@ 1min 17sec
1048.2 km 41.15
1993 Alex Zulle
29hr 7min 45sec
Laurent Bezault
@ 41sec
Pascal Lance
@ 1min 7sec
1117.5 km 38.38
1994 Tony Rominger
37hr 16min 5sec
Jesus Montoya
@ 36sec
Viatcheslav Ekimov
@ 1min 30sec
1410.3 km 37.83
1995 Laurent Jalabert
30hr 32min 32sec
Vladislav Bobrik
@ 1min 40sec
Alex Zulle
@ 1min 57sec
1174.2 km 38.44
1996 Laurent Jalabert
34hr 28min 14sec
Lance Armstrong
@ 43sec
Chris Boardman
@ 47sec
1325.7 km 38.47
1997 Laurent Jalabert
28hr 56min 6sec
Laurent Dufaux
@ 1min
Santiago Blanco
@ 1min 25sec
1137.3 km 39.29 
1998 Frank Vandenbroucke
31hr 45min 3sec
Laurent Jalabert
@ 40sec
Marcelino Garcia
@ 48sec
1295 km 40.79
1999 Michael Boogerd
36hr 4min 13sec
Markus Zberg
@ 57sec
Santiago Blanco
@ 1min 38sec
1366.3 km 37.87
2000 Andréas Klöden
28hr 19min 50sec
Laurent Brochard
@ 7sec
Francisco Mancebo
@ 44sec
1151.1 km 40.63
2001 Dario Frigo
30hr 32min 29sec
Raimondas Rumsas
@ 26sec
Peter Van Petegem
@ 52sec
1211.7 km 39.68
2002 Alexandre Vinokourov
30hr 39min 27sec
Sandy Casar
@ 55sec
Laurent Jalabert
@ 57sec
1193.7 km 38.95
2003 Alexandre Vinokourov
23hr 30min 4sec
Mikel Zarrabeitia
@ 43sec
Davide Rebellin
@ 54sec
901.8 km 38.38
2004 Jorg Jaksche
28hr 1sec
Davide Rebellin
@ 15sec
Bobby Julich 
@ 43sec
1126.7 km 40.25
2005 Bobby Julich
22hr 32min 13sec
Alejandro Valverde
@ 10sec
Constantino Zaballa
@ 19sec
950.5 km 42.47
2006 Floyd Landis
31hr 54min 41sec 
Patxi Xabier Vila
@ 9sec
Antonio Colom
@1min 5sec
1274.8 km 39.946 
2007 Alberto Contador
29hr 55min 22sec
Davide Rebellin
@ 26sec
Luis Leon Sanchez
@ 42sec
1260.2 km 42.107
2008 Davide Rebellin
29hr 2min 48se
Rinaldo Nocentini
@ 3sec
Yaroslav Popovych
@ 48sec
1230 km 42.34
2009 Luis Leon Sanchez
30hr 53min 51sec
Frank Schleck
@ 1min
Sylvain Chavanel
@ 1min 9sec
1252.8 km 40.55
2010 Alberto Contador
28hr 35min 35sec
Alejandro Valverde
@ 11sec
Luis Leon Sanchez
@ 25sec
1235 km 43.192
2011 Tony Martin
34hr 3min 37sec
Andréas Klöden
@ 36sec
Bradley Wiggins
@ 41sec
1305.5 km 38.329
2012 Bradley Wiggins
28hr 12min 16sec
Lieuwe Westra
@ 8sec
Alejandro Valverde
@ 1min 10sec
1152.5 km 40.86
2013 Richie Porte
29hr 59min 47sec
Andrew Talansky
@ 55sec
Jean-Christophe Peraud
@ 1min 21sec
1,174 km 39.138
2014 Carlos Alberto Betancur
35hr 11min 45sec
Rui Alberto Costa
@ 14sec
Arthur Vichot
@ 20sec
1,447 km 41.113
2015 Richie Porte
29hr 10min 41sec
Michal Kwiatkowski
@ 30sec
Simon Spilak
@ s.t.
1140.7 km 39.070
2016 Geraint Thomas
27hr 26min 40sec
Alberto Contador
@ 4sec
Richie Porte
@ 12sec
1,122.1 km 40.886 km/hr
2017 Sergio Henao
29hr 50min 29sec
Alberto Contador
@ 2sec
Daniel Martin
@ 30sec
1,233.5 km 41.34 km/hr