@ParisNice, 07.03.2016

 

Paris-Nice 2016 - 07/03/2016 - Etape 1 - Condé-sur-Vesgre - Vendôme (198 Km) - Avant de prendre le départ, le peloton de Paris-Nice observe une minute de silence pour saluer la mémoire du jeune cycliste Romain Guyot, décédé jeudi dernier lors d'un accident de la route.

Paris-Nice 2016 – 07/03/2016 – Etape 1 – Condé-sur-Vesgre – Vendôme (198 Km) – Avant de prendre le départ, le peloton de Paris-Nice observe une minute de silence pour saluer la mémoire du jeune cycliste Romain Guyot, décédé jeudi dernier lors d’un accident de la route.

Vendôme, Monday, March 7th, 2016

 

PARIS-NICE 2016 : STAGE 1

DEMARE AVENGES BARREN SEASON WITH STAGE 1 WIN

 

Demare vince la prima tappa della 74^ Paris-Nice (Foto Aso-G.Demouveaux)
Demare vince la prima tappa della 74^ Paris-Nice (Foto Aso-G.Demouveaux)
Arnaud Demare avenged a season of struggle when he surged in the final stretch of a snowy first stage of Paris-Nice to outsprint Ben Swift (Sky) and Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) and snatch his first major victory since his French champion title two years ago. Australia’s Michael Matthews (Orica Greenegde) kept a close watch on his main GC rivals to retain his leader’s yellow jersey, even collecting a few seconds in the last intermediate sprint of the day before the final battle started on the gravelly lane that was the main ingredient on the day’s menu. 

 

Four in the lead

 

Paris-Nice 2016 - 07/03/2016 - Etape 1 - Condé-sur-Vesgre - Vendôme (198 Km) - Avant de prendre le départ, le peloton de Paris-Nice observe une minute de silence pour saluer la mémoire du jeune cycliste Romain Guyot, décédé jeudi dernier lors d'un accident de la route.
Paris-Nice 2016 – 07/03/2016 – Etape 1 – Condé-sur-Vesgre – Vendôme (198 Km) – Avant de prendre le départ, le peloton de Paris-Nice observe une minute de silence pour saluer la mémoire du jeune cycliste Romain Guyot, décédé jeudi dernier lors d’un accident de la route.

 

A minute of silence was observed at the start in memory of French rider Romain Guyot, recently killed in a training accident.  Light snow fell before the start, given at 11:54 to 175 riders and would keep falling intermittently all day. Almost on the gun, Thomas de Gendt (Lotto Soudal), Perrig Quemeneur (Cofidis), Steven Tronet (Fortuneo) and Thierry Hupond (Delko Marseille) attacked and  embarked on the long break of the day. After 14 km, the four led the peloton by seven minutes. The lead of the four escapees reached a maximum of 9:30 after 70 km. Given the cold temperatures and a slight tailwind, the average speed remained steady at 44 kph.

 

Echelon After the sprint of the day won by De Gendt in Bonneval (km 104), the peloton started reacting and after 150 km, an echelon took place at the initiative of Team Sky and Etixx Quick Step. Most of the favourites were in the first part of the peloton, to the exception of Rui Costa (Lampre), Simon Spilak (Katusha), Jerome Coppel (IAM), ace sprinter Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and sick Philippe Gilbert (BMC). With 20 km to go, as the race tackled the gravel sector of Chemin de Tourteline for the first time, the break was reeled in, Thomas De Gendt being the last man to resist. Two seconds for Bling

 

In the sector of Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, France’s Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo) broke clear on his own and collected mountain points as well as the intermediate sprint in Vendome. Race leader Michael Matthews outsprinted Team Sky leader Geraint Thomas to collect two seconds while the Welshman grabbed one. While Perichon was reined in, Team Sky kept leading the way, Luke Rowe taking a solid share of the work.

 

Demare surges

 

Paris-Nice 2016 - 07/03/2016 - Etape 1 - Condé-sur-Vesgre - Vendôme (198 Km) - DEMARE Arnaud, FDJ, vainqueur du jour (Foto Aso-G.
Paris-Nice 2016 – 07/03/2016 – Etape 1 – Condé-sur-Vesgre – Vendôme (198 Km) – DEMARE Arnaud, FDJ, vainqueur du jour (Foto Aso-G.Dumeauveaux)

 

In the final climb, Jon Izaguirre (Movistar), Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal) and Geraint Thomas (Sky) were leading the way but a small bunch regrouped in the final three kilometers. Edward Theuns (Trek) ride to attack at the red flame, but he was finally brought back with 400 metres as the sprint started. Ben Swift (Sky) surged from afar, followed by Nacer Bouhanni, but Arnaud Demare had the last kick and the last word to snatch his second win of the season after a stage in La Méditerranéenne.

 Podio 1° Tappa della 74° Parigi Nizza :

1.Arnaud Demare (Fr-Fdj) in 4h29’53”

2.Ben Swift (Gbr-Sky), m.t.;

3.Nacer Bouhanni (Fr-Cosidis), m.t..

 

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Stage 2 profile (Tuesday, March 8th)

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    @ParisNice   Vendôme, Monday, March 7th, 2016
PARIS-NICE 2016 : STAGE 1 DEMARE AVENGES BARREN SEASON WITH STAGE 1 WIN  
Arnaud Demare avenged a season of struggle when he surged in the final stretch of a snowy first stage of Paris-Nice to outsprint Ben Swift (Sky) and Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) and snatch his first major victory since his French champion title two years ago. Australia’s Michael Matthews (Orica Greenegde) kept a close watch on his main GC rivals to retain his leader’s yellow jersey, even collecting a few seconds in the last intermediate sprint of the day before the final battle started on the gravelly lane that was the main ingredient on the day’s menu.    Four in the lead25.01.16 - LOGO TISSOT

A minute of silence was observed at the start in memory of French rider Romain Guyot, recently killed in a training accident.  Light snow fell before the start, given at 11:54 to 175 riders and would keep falling intermittently all day. Almost on the gun, Thomas de Gendt (Lotto Soudal), Perrig Quemeneur (Cofidis), Steven Tronet (Fortuneo) and Thierry Hupond (Delko Marseille) attacked and  embarked on the long break of the day. After 14 km, the four led the peloton by seven minutes. The lead of the four escapees reached a maximum of 9:30 after 70 km. Given the cold temperatures and a slight tailwind, the average speed remained steady at 44 kph.   Echelon After the sprint of the day won by De Gendt in Bonneval (km 104), the peloton started reacting and after 150 km, an echelon took place at the initiative of Team Sky and Etixx Quick Step. Most of the favourites were in the first part of the peloton, to the exception of Rui Costa (Lampre), Simon Spilak (Katusha), Jerome Coppel (IAM), ace sprinter Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and sick Philippe Gilbert (BMC). With 20 km to go, as the race tackled the gravel sector of Chemin de Tourteline for the first time, the break was reeled in, Thomas De Gendt being the last man to resist. Two seconds for Bling   In the sector of Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, France’s Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo) broke clear on his own and collected mountain points as well as the intermediate sprint in Vendome. Race leader Michael Matthews outsprinted Team Sky leader Geraint Thomas to collect two seconds while the Welshman grabbed one. While Perichon was reined in, Team Sky kept leading the way, Luke Rowe taking a solid share of the work.   Demare surges   In the final climb, Jon Izaguirre (Movistar), Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal) and Geraint Thomas (Sky) were leading the way but a small bunch regrouped in the final three kilometers. Edward Theuns (Trek) ride to attack at the red flame, but he was finally brought back with 400 metres as the sprint started. Ben Swift (Sky) surged from afar, followed by Nacer Bouhanni, but Arnaud Demare had the last kick and the last word to snatch his second win of the season after a stage in La Méditerranéenne.

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  Click on the picture to watch the 2016 Paris-Nice 1st stage summary
 
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  Free of rights pictures of today’s stage ©A.S.O. / G. Demouveaux Stage 2 profile (Tuesday, March 8th) Contres > Commentry
   
    More information about the 74th edition of Paris-Nice on http://www.letour.fr/paris-nice/
Press contact Amaury Bodin

 

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