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Sonny Colbrelli braves rain for victory in Paris-Nice stage 2

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Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida) has taken the victory in the second stage of the 2017 Paris Nice on a stage made tougher by atrocious weather conditions. The Italian rider crossed the finish line ahead of John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) and Arnaud Demare (FDJ).

“It’s such a special day. My first World Tour win, the biggest win of my career. I’m really happy. It has been a really hard stage, with heavy rain and a lot of echelons. I did a great sprint. I feared they could catch me in the final meters, but I tried to resist. I was riding at Paris-Nice for the first time, to prepare for Milano-Sanremo, because I would like to change my approach to that important race, but now I’m here and there will also be other stages that suit me, so I will focus on Milano-Sanremo after this race.”, said Colbrelli.

Demare, who won the opening stage, remains in the overall lead, six seconds ahead of Julian Alaphilippe. Philippe Gilbert is third, a further 11 seconds behind.

Richie Porte had a torrid time in the crosswinds and fell more than 15 minutes off the pace as his hopes for a third title all but evaporated.

Tuesday’s third stage is again mainly flat and there is more rain and wind expected along the 190-kilometer (118-mile) route from Chablis to Chalon-sur-Saon.


Paris-Nice 2017 – stage 2 results (Rochefort-en-Yvelines – Amilly):

1Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida)

4:20:59

2John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)

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3Arnaud Demare (FDJ)

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4Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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5Christophe Laporte (Cofidis)

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6Matti Breschel (Astana)

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7Oliver Naesen (AG2R)

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8André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

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9Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin)

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10Evaldas Siskevicius (Delko Marseille Provence KTM)

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General classification after stage 2:

1Arnaud Demare (FDJ)

7:43:28

2Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)

+06”

3Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors)

+17”

4Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin)

+19”

5Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal)

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6Romain Hardy (Fortuneo – Vital Concept)

+21”

7Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)

+23”

8Sergio Henao (Team Sky)

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9Rudy Molard (FDJ)

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10Kristijan Koren (Cannondale-Drapac)

+31”

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