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.
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.