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Swift is swift but Démare swifter as Frenchman wins Paris-Nice stage 1

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Swift is swift but Démare swifter as Frenchman wins Paris-Nice stage 1

<p>After an extremely tough stage 1 in ‘‘Paris-Nice’‘:http://www.letour.fr/paris-nice/2016/us/ the Frenchman Arnaud Démare thrilled the home fans with a sprint victory in Vendôme.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Arnaud Démare pips Ben Swift to the line to win stage one at Paris-Nice | <a href="https://t.co/Cgy1DiPATD">https://t.co/Cgy1DiPATD</a> <a href="https://t.co/iZ3AuMLMEz">pic.twitter.com/iZ3AuMLMEz</a></p>— Cycling Weekly (@cyclingweekly) <a href="https://twitter.com/cyclingweekly/status/706871336652709888">March 7, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The 195k route was littered with dirt roads and punchy climbs and far from fitting the description as a pure sprint.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Stage 1 of Paris-Nice is now Streaming <span class="caps">LIVE</span> for <span class="caps">NBCSN</span> Subscribers <a href="https://twitter.com/LiveExtra"><code>liveextra</a> <a href="https://t.co/2S54ks17Hd">https://t.co/2S54ks17Hd</a> <a href="https://t.co/7vQpdrnXKq">pic.twitter.com/7vQpdrnXKq</a></p>&mdash; NBCSN Cycling (</code>NBCSNCycling) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCSNCycling/status/706847537563619328">March 7, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The eventual stage winner had a very strong lead out to thank for his victory.</p> <p>Sky’s Ben Swift was a powerhouse, but was pipped on the line. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Snow flurries on stage one Paris-Nice today. This is <a href="https://twitter.com/lequipe"><code>lequipe</a> photog Bernard Papon and driver Marc Meilleur <a href="https://t.co/F2Ao4x46i4">pic.twitter.com/F2Ao4x46i4</a></p>&mdash; Luke Edwardes-Evans (</code>lukedoublee) <a href="https://twitter.com/lukedoublee/status/706871891735269376">March 7, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Aussie cyclist Michael Matthews wins the Paris-Nice Prologue beating pre-stage favourite Tom Dumoulin by a second <a href="https://t.co/aKiJPyWVIB">pic.twitter.com/aKiJPyWVIB</a></p>— <span class="caps">FOX</span> <span class="caps">SPORTS</span> News (@FOXSportsNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/FOXSportsNews/status/706586266180067328">March 6, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The Orica-GreenEdge rider Australia’s Michael Matthews held on to the yellow jersey he won in Sunday’s prologue.</p> <p>http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/03/news/road/results-2016-paris-nice-stage-1_397686</p> <p>http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/03/news/road/results-2016-paris-nice-stage-1_397686/2</p>