UCI WorldTour action resumes this weekend, with Paris-Nice the first top-level European race of the season, rolling out on Sunday March 6.
Simon Gerrans made a winning start to the season at the Tour Down Under, and the second WorldTour race of the season will pit some more of the biggest names together as they look to build form ahead of the Grand Tours.
Richie Porte (BMC Racing) rolls out as defending champion, having sealed a second win in three years for Team Sky last year.
The man who played a starring role in helping Porte to the top of the podium, Geraint Thomas, leads Team Sky following the Aussie’s departure and both will face stiff competition from another two-time former winner, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff).
So what can we expect from France next week? We’ve taken a closer look at the route and the men to look out for.