Paris-Nice carnage continues as Groenewegen takes second victory in a row

Dylan Groenewegen wins stage 2 Paris Nice 2019

Simon Yates’s hopes of winning Paris-Nice were dashed when the Briton was one of the casualties in a windswept second stage won by Dylan Groenewegen on Monday.

Brutal crosswinds repeatedly split the peloton on the 165.5-km stretch from Les Breviaires to Bellegarde and Vuelta a Espana champion Yates lost almost seven minutes.

A crash after 59kms took Gorka Izagirre (Astana) out, as well as Warren Barguil, with the Frenchman being taken to a hospital for a scan after losing consciousness.

His Arkea-Samsic team said the 27-year-old suffered a broken neck.

They were only 23 riders left – including overall contenders Romain Bardet, Nairo Quintana and Egan Bernal – in the front group some 30kms from the finish line.

A late split meant only seven riders contested the final sprint, Groenewegen prevailing again after Sunday’s opening win to strengthen his overall lead to 12 seconds.

You can rewatch the second stage of Paris-Nice 2019 HERE

Paris-Nice 2019 – stage 2 results (Les Bréviaires – Bellegarde):

1Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)


2Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida


3Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


4Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)


5Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)


6Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana)


7Egan Bernal (Team Sky)


8Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ)


9Andre Greipel (Arkéa Samsic)


10Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma)



Paris-Nice 2019 – general classification after stage 2:

1Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)


2Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)


3Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana)


4Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


5Egan Bernal (Team Sky)


6Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)


7Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale)


8Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ)


9Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)


10Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale)



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