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. 7,000 cycling introduction diplomas were awarded during the 2018 Tour de France in 11 different towns and cities.
Your will find the Ateliers du Tour on the Place Massena in Nice, in the village.
• Friday March 15: 2PM - 7PM
• Saturday March 16: 9AM - 7PM
• Sunday March 17: 9AM - 5PM
On Paris-Nice, the ateliers will be held in association with Vélo-école Le Cyclotrope:
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 26 zones in 10 French Departments which will be crossed and protected by the race.
Commitments in favour of inclusion and safety
A more inclusive race
Beyond sport, Paris-Nice is commited to promote durable mobility. Bicycling is the most ecological daily transportation mode, and suits perfectly the Tour de France policy: Riding into the future.
For the 2nd consecutive year, on Thursday 15 March during the individual time trial, Paris-Nice will welcome a team from the French Federation of Adapted Sport. This team will ride the same route just after the professionals have completed it.
Cycling helmets for young diploma winners
LCL, the partner of the Yellow Jersey and of all cyclists, highlights the young cyclists of the future by encouraging them to properly equip and protect themselves while practising their passion for cycling.
At the starts in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Sunday 10 March) and Nice (Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March), LCL will invite 8 young diploma winners (in the Youth D and C categories, aged 9-12) to come up on the signature podium to personally receive a cycling helmet in LCL’s colours from a professional rider of one of the participating teams.