Damien Gaudin takes surprise win in Paris-Nice prologue

Damien Gaudin wins Paris-Nice 2013 prologue

Damien Gaudin (Europcar) took an unexpected win in the short, sharp Paris-Nice prologue in Houilles on Sunday.

The technical 2.9-kilometre route favoured the brave and the powerful, and Gaudin used his track skills to nail the corners at speed to take the win. Fellow frenchman Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) placed second with last year's overall runner-up Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) in third.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.