2008 Paris–Nice

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2008 Paris–Nice
Race details
Dates March 9 – March 16
Stages 7 & Prologue
Distance 1,138.1 km (707.2 mi)
Winning time 29h 02'48"
Results
  Winner  Davide Rebellin (ITA) (Gerolsteiner)
  Second  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) (Ag2r–La Mondiale)
  Third  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) (Silence–Lotto)

  Points  Thor Hushovd (NOR) (Crédit Agricole)
  Mountains  Clément Lhotellerie (FRA) (Skil-Shimano)
  Youth  Robert Gesink (NED) (Rabobank)
  Team Quick-Step
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Davide Rebellin, col d'Eze

The 2008 Paris–Nice, the 66th running of the race, took place from March 9 to March 16, 2008 and was won by Italian Davide Rebellin from Gerolsteiner, who finished second last year. The race started in Amilly and ended in Nice. The 2008 edition returned to the fabled climb of Mont Ventoux, with stage four finishing at the mountain's ski facility, Mont Serein. The Mont Ventoux stage saw a winning break by Cadel Evans and Robert Gesink. Evans took the stage victory as Gesink moved into the overall lead. However, Gesink could not hold on to the lead in stage six when Rebellin attacked on the final descent and took enough time to move into the overall lead.

The event was marked by controversy before the race regarding the ongoing power struggle between ASO and UCI, excluding the race from the UCI ProTour calendar. The race organisers also decided to exclude Astana, the team of the 2007 edition winner Alberto Contador, due to "damage caused by the team during the 2007 Tour de France".[1]

Stages[edit]

Prologue - March 9, 2008: Amilly, 4,6 km (ITT)[edit]

Prologue results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 5' 28"
2  Markel Irizar (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 4"
3  Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner + 5"
4  Bradley McGee (AUS) Team CSC s.t.
5  William Bonnet (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 6"
General Classification after Prologue
Cyclist Team Time
1  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 5' 28"
2  Markel Irizar (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 4"
3  Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner + 5"
4  Bradley McGee (AUS) Team CSC s.t.
5  William Bonnet (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 6"

Stage 1 - March 10, 2008: La Chapelotte > Nevers, 93.5 km[edit]

This stage was originally supposed to start in Amilly, but because of a storm with gale force winds and rain, the route was shortened by 91 km and started in La Chapelotte instead.

Stage 1 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Quick-Step 2h 21' 29"
2  Jérôme Pineau (FRA) Bouygues Télécom + 2"
3  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole s.t.
4  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux s.t.
5  Karsten Kroon (NED) Team CSC s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 2h 26' 55"
2  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Quick-Step + 6"
3  Jérôme Pineau (FRA) Bouygues Télécom + 12"
4  Karsten Kroon (NED) Team CSC s.t.
5  Andriy Hryvko (UKR) Team Milram + 17"

Stage 2 - March 11, 2008: Nevers > Belleville, 201 km[edit]

Stage 2 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Quick-Step 5h 29' 47"
2  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole s.t.
3  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
4  Michael Albasini (SUI) Liquigas s.t.
5  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux + 3"
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 7h 56' 34"
2  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Quick-Step + 3"
3  Jérôme Pineau (FRA) Bouygues Télécom + 23"
4  Karsten Kroon (NED) Team CSC s.t.
5  Trent Lowe (AUS) Slipstream Chipotle + 29"

Stage 3 - March 12, 2008: Fleurie > Saint-Étienne, 165.5 km[edit]

Stage 3 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Kjell Carlström (FIN) Liquigas 4h 39' 14"
2  Clément Lhotellerie (FRA) Skil-Shimano s.t.
3  Pierre Rolland (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 43"
4  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner s.t.
5  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Cofidis 12h 37' 01"
2  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 3"
3  Gorka Verdugo (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 8"
4  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner + 14"
5  Juan Manuel Gárate (ESP) Quick-Step + 18"

Stage 4 - March 13, 2008: Montélimar > Mont-Serein, 176 km[edit]

Stage 4 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto 4h 32' 56"
2  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank s.t.
3  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 33"
4  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner s.t.
5  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC + 34"
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank 17h 10' 12"
2  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner + 32"
3  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 35"
4  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Silence–Lotto + 42"
5  Juan Manuel Gárate (ESP) Quick-Step + 1' 06"

Stage 5 - March 14, 2008: Althen-des-Paluds > Sisteron, 172,5 km[edit]

Stage 5 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Carlos Barredo (ESP) Quick-Step 3h 58' 01"
2  Karsten Kroon (NED) Team CSC + 4"
3  Manuele Mori (ITA) Saunier Duval–Scott s.t.
4  Christophe Moreau (FRA) Agritubel s.t.
5  Pierre Rolland (FRA) Crédit Agricole s.t.
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank 21h 10' 28"
2  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner + 32"
3  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 35"
4  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Silence–Lotto + 42"
5  Juan Manuel Gárate (ESP) Quick-Step + 1' 06"

Stage 6 - March 15, 2008: Sisteron > Cannes, 206 km[edit]

Stage 6 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Cofidis 5h 00' 25"
2  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 2"
3  Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC s.t.
4  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre s.t.
5  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner + 6"
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner 26h 11' 31"
2  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 3"
3  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Silence–Lotto + 48"
4  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 51"
5  Juan Manuel Gárate (ESP) Quick-Step + 1' 12"

Stage 7 - March 16, 2008: Nice > Nice, 119 km[edit]

Stage 7 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 2h 51' 12"
2  Maxime Monfort (BEL) Cofidis s.t.
3  Carlos Barredo (ESP) Quick-Step s.t.
4  Christophe Moreau (FRA) Agritubel + 5"
5  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Quick-Step s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner 29h 02' 48"
2  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 3"
3  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Silence–Lotto + 48"
4  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 51"
5  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 1' 09"

Final standings[edit]

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Time
1  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner 29h 02'48"
2  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale +3"
3  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Silence–Lotto +48"
4  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank +51"
5  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne +1'09"
6  Juan Manuel Gárate (ESP) Quick-Step +1'12"
7  Gorka Verdugo (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi +2'17"
8  Carlos Barredo (ESP) Quick-Step +2'24"
9  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Cofidis +2'39"
10  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Quick-Step +3'21"

Jersey progress[edit]

Stage
(Winner)
General Classification Points Classification Mountains Classification Young Rider Classification Team Classification
0Prologue (ITT)
(Thor Hushovd)
Thor Hushovd Thor Hushovd no award Andriy Hryvko Crédit Agricole
0Stage 1
(Gert Steegmans)
Dionisio Galparsoro Quick-Step
0Stage 2
(Gert Steegmans)
Thierry Hupond Trent Lowe
0Stage 3
(Kjell Carlström)
Sylvain Chavanel Clément Lhotellerie Luis León Sánchez
0Stage 4
(Cadel Evans)
Robert Gesink Robert Gesink
0Stage 5
(Carlos Barredo)
0Stage 6
(Sylvain Chavanel)
Davide Rebellin
0Stage 7
(Luis León Sánchez)
0Final
Davide Rebellin Thor Hushovd Clément Lhotellerie Robert Gesink Quick-Step
Jersey wearers when one rider is leading two or more competitions

Withdrawals[edit]

Only 86 riders finished the race of the 160 that started. Almost 40 riders abandoned during the last stage.

Stage Cyclist Team Reason
DNF 1  Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA) Bouygues Télécom Groin injury due to crash
DNS 2  Óscar Pereiro (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne Losing 13:25 on the first stage
DNF 2  Dario Cioni (ITA) Silence–Lotto
DNF 2  Beñat Albizuri (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
DNF 2  José Ángel Gómez Marchante (ESP) Saunier Duval–Scott
DNF 2  Arkaitz Durán (ESP) Saunier Duval–Scott
DNS 3  Roy Curvers (NED) Skil-Shimano
DNF 3  Mickaël Cherel (FRA) Française des Jeux
DNF 3  Christian Knees (GER) Team Milram
DNF 3  Robert Wagner (GER) Skil-Shimano
DNS 4  Philip Deignan (IRL) Ag2r–La Mondiale
DNS 5  Leonardo Bertagnolli (ITA) Liquigas
DNS 5  William Bonnet (FRA) Crédit Agricole
DNS 5  David Millar (GBR) Slipstream Chipotle Finished 21:07 after Evans, on the 4th stage
DNF 5  Tom Stamsnijder (NED) Gerolsteiner
DNF 5  Carlo Westphal (GER) Gerolsteiner
DNF 5  Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Lampre
DNF 5  Mario Aerts (BEL) Silence–Lotto
DNF 5  Johan Van Summeren (BEL) Silence–Lotto
DNF 5  Bradley McGee (AUS) Team CSC
DNF 5  Rémy Di Gregorio (FRA) Française des Jeux
DNF 5  Stef Clement (NED) Bouygues Télécom Injury due to crash
DNF 5  Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) Cofidis
DNF 5  Mathew Hayman (AUS) Rabobank
DNF 5  Freddy Bichot (FRA) Agritubel
DNF 5  Andriy Hryvko (UKR) Team Milram
DNF 5  Fumiyuki Beppu (JPN) Skil-Shimano
DNF 5  Tom Veelers (NED) Skil-Shimano
DNS 6  Sergio Ghisalberti (ITA) Team Milram
DNS 6  Simon Gerrans (AUS) Crédit Agricole
DNF 6  Albert Timmer (NED) Skil-Shimano
DNF 6  Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream Chipotle
DNF 6  Eduardo Gonzalo (ESP) Agritubel
DNF 6  Matteo Carrara (ITA) Quick-Step
DNF 6  Bram Tankink (NED) Rabobank
DNF 6  Iouri Trofimov (RUS) Bouygues Télécom
DNF 6  Manuele Mori (ITA) Saunier Duval–Scott
DNF 6  Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC
DNF 7  Thomas Peterson (USA) Slipstream Chipotle
DNF 7  Markus Eichler (GER) Team Milram
DNF 7  Christophe Rinero (FRA) Agritubel
DNF 7  Kevin Ista (BEL) Agritubel
DNF 7  Kevin Hulsmans (BEL) Quick-Step
DNF 7  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Quick-Step
DNF 7  Sylvain Calzati (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale
DNF 7  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Rabobank
DNF 7  Michiel Elijzen (NED) Rabobank
DNF 7  David Moncoutie (FRA) Cofidis
DNF 7  Marcel Sieberg (GER) Team High Road
DNF 7  Vicente Reynès (ESP) Team High Road
DNF 7  Craig Lewis (USA) Team High Road
DNF 7  Servais Knaven (NED) Team High Road
DNF 7  Andreas Klier (GER) Team High Road
DNF 7  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road
DNF 7  Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team High Road
DNF 7  Johann Tschopp (SUI) Bouygues Télécom
DNF 7  Matthieu Sprick (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
DNF 7  Anthony Geslin (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
DNF 7  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Saunier Duval–Scott
DNF 7  Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Française des Jeux
DNF 7  Lilian Jegou (FRA) Française des Jeux
DNF 7  Markel Irizar (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
DNF 7  Dionisio Galparsoro (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
DNF 7  Lander Aperribai (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
DNF 7  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC
DNF 7  Christophe Brandt (BEL) Silence–Lotto
DNF 7  Aleksandr Kuschynski (BLR) Liquigas
DNF 7  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas
DNF 7  Enrico Franzoi (ITA) Liquigas
DNF 7  Massimiliano Mori (ITA) Lampre
DNF 7  Paolo Bossoni (ITA) Lampre
DNF 7  Matteo Bono (ITA) Lampre
DNF 7  Matthias Russ (GER) Gerolsteiner
DNF 7  Andrea Moletta (ITA) Gerolsteiner

Teams and cyclists[edit]

The following 20 UCI ProTour and UCI Professional Continental teams were selected to the 2008 Paris–Nice:

Nation UCI
Code
Team Name
France ALM Ag2r–La Mondiale
France AGR Agritubel
France BTL Bouygues Télécom
Spain GCE Caisse d'Epargne
France COF Cofidis
France C.A Crédit Agricole
Spain EUS Euskaltel–Euskadi
France FDJ Française des Jeux
Germany GST Gerolsteiner
Italy LAM Lampre
Italy LIQ Liquigas
Belgium QST Quick-Step
Netherlands RAB Rabobank
Spain SDV Saunier Duval–Scott
Belgium SIL Silence–Lotto
Netherlands SKS Skil–Shimano
United States TSL Slipstream–Chipotle
Denmark CSC Team CSC
United States THR Team High Road
Germany MRM Team Milram

The Astana is the only ProTour team not to be invited to this event because of the "damage caused by the team during the 2007 Tour de France".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Press release - THE 20 TEAMS SELECTED" (PDF). ASO. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 

External links[edit]