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Mar 6, 2016 – For many, the true cycling season-or at least the traditional-cycling season, got off to its official start today with the opening prologue of the historic Paris-Nice race. Sometimes known as the “Race to the Sun,” Paris-Nice offers riders with a mix of terrain found in the world’s greatest stage races, and the race kicked off in style this year with a spectacular 6.1-kilometer prologue outside of Paris in Conflans-Sante-Honorine. And while many expected Dutchman Tom Dumoulin to dominate, it was the versatile Australian Michael Matthews who stole the show, not to mention the yellow leaders jersey that goes with the race leader.
Photos and Words by James Startt