Warren Barguil kicked off Paris-Nice for drafting team car

Warren Barguil has been disqualified from Paris-Nice after drafting his team car following a crash on stage one.

The French champion came down hard in wet conditions and he looked for a time like he may not remount and make it to the finish of the stage. Eventually, he got up and remounted, then pedalling slowly behind his team car as the race went up the road ahead.

As well as being disqualified, Barguil was also fined 200 Swiss Francs and team directeur Yvon Caer was fined 500 Francs.

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