Beyond the sporting aspect, Paris-Nice undertakes to support sustainable mobility. Cycling embodies the ecological means of transport par excellence and fits in perfectly to the Tour de France’s policy: Riding into the future.
The Ateliers du Tour
This year, the Ateliers du Tour will be present on Paris-Nice.
They will teach you how to learn to ride a bike, repair it and give advice on safety while cycling. 6,500 cycling introduction diplomas were awarded during the 2019 Tour de France in 3 different towns and cities.
You will find the Atelieres du Tour on La Promenade des Anglais inside Paris-Nice village
- Friday 13th March : 2pm to 7pm
- Saturday 14th March : 8am to 6pm
- Sunday 15th March : 9.30am to 4.30pm
The Ateliers du Tour suggest several in association with La Fédération française des usagers de la byciclette :
- Learning of bike riding with the local association Vélo-école Le Cyclotrope
- Bike repairing
Cycling and the planet
- Collection zones: In each stage of the race, riders will be able to use 3 collection zones to recover the items they have discarded (before and after the refreshment zone and around 20 km from the finish line) that have been cleaned by the organisers.
- Natura 2000 areas: Care for the environment and the conservation of biodiversity are a priority in the organisation of Paris-Nice. The survey firm BIOTOPE has worked with Paris-Nice since 2011 on incidence studies on the Natura 2000 network (a Europe-wide ecological network of nature conservation areas). In 2019, there are 28 zones in 13 French Departments which will be crossed and protected by the race.
Commitments in favour of inclusion and safety
A more inclusive race
For the 3rd consecutive year, Paris-Nice will welcome for the individual time trial, on wednesday 11th March, in Saint Amand-Montrond, the French cycling team of the Fédération Française de Sport Adapté.
A.S.O. has financially comitted itself to help the federation, during three years, to allow its champions to train with adapted material and to scout new talents.
On Paris-Nice, this team will ride on the same route as the professionnals 30 minutes before. Among the riders, we will have the opportunity to see Jean-Claude Thievent, Vincent Pomorski, Thomas Carteret as well as Jérémy Pereira et Léo Collet, both INAS World champions 2019 in team time trial.