The 66th cycle race Paris-Nice was held to 16 March 2008 of 9. It was held in a prologue and seven stages over a distance of 1137.6 kilometers. On the fourth stage of the famous climb to Mont Ventoux was completed. The 66th staging is not part of the UCI ProTour since their introduction for the first time. The organizer ASO completed his race after the quarrel with the UCI of the racing series. Last year's winner Alberto Contador is its success can not be repeated, because his Astana team was not invited to the race. This is due to the damage that had caused at last year's Tour de France team.
The start of the first stage was moved due to heavy rains from Amilly to La Chapelotte, whereby the stage was shortened from 184.5 to 93.5 km.