men|Start: 6 March|Finish: 13 March

Team DSM coach Phil West: “Stage racing continues for us at Paris-Nice and we are looking forward to getting stuck in. It’s a race that offers a varied parcours over the eight stages; with days for the sprinters, a time trial, plus also stages for the puncheurs and climbers. As in previous years, we need to be attentive and switched on in the opening stages as the weather conditions can often split the race up. We will take it day-by-day with our approach, looking for stage results through attacking and offensive racing, whilst also working with our sprint block on the flatter days, with Cees as our finisher for them. We want to continue with our good style of racing and show our Team DSM jersey at the head of the race.”