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Paris-Nice 2003 - I
Courtesy of Fabio


Les yeux au ciel: One of the most significant and touching images of this edition of Paris-Nice. Alexandre Vinokourov on the podium in Cannes, eyes to the sky, as a tribute to fallen comrade Andrei Kivilev. Vino and Kivilev were very close friends, who took their first steps into the French amateur scene together.


Cannes, France - Saturday 15 March 2003


Spain's Joaquín Rodríguez (ONCE-Eroski) celebrating his well-deserved win in the penultimate stage of the 2003 Paris-Nice, finishing into the world famous city of Cannes, in the southeast of France. Rodriguez was the fastest in a small bunch sprint.


One of France's best prospects, Sylvain Chavanel of Brioches La Boulangère, wearing the blue jersey of the Young Riders classification leader.


A very original competition was organized during this Paris-Nice, the "Phonak last kilometre," a particular contest reserved for children and covering the final km. of each stage. Here is the "mini-peloton" on their small bikes, competing in Cannes.


Phonak baby sprint: And here are the stars of the 2010 (and 2020) crossing the line.


After Laurent Jalabert retired at the end of 2002, cycling lost a true champion. But French TV gained a brand new commentator. And a very good one as well. Here's a curious expression from "Jaja" in Cannes.

Paris Nice I - 15 March 2003 in Cannes

Paris Nice II - 16 March 2003 in Nice

Paris Nice III - 16 March 2003 in Nice


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