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Real racing has now begun and yesterday saw the first stage of the 69th edition of Paris-Nice: The Race To The Sun. Seven months of late nights ahead. I’d better renew my Foxtel subscription. I’m looking forward to seeing the season get underway and seeing displays of panache from the riders.
You couldn’t write a better script than seeing De Gendt stay away while poor Jens and Roy get gobbled up by the peloton in the final meters. Who said that radios make racing boring? I’ll say no more. Have a watch of the video below.
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Stage 1 Results
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4:05:06
2 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ
3 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale
5 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling
6 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek
7 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek
8 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
10 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team