Jumbo-Visma put on exhibition to claim outstanding 1-2-3 on opening stage of Paris-Nice

Frenchman Christophe Laporte crosses the line first, his first win for his new team

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Jumbo-Visma delivered a superb team performance to dominate the opening stage of Paris-Nice and put Primož Roglič in a terrific position of superiority over his rivals.

After a day that threatened echelons and two separate breakaways never being allowed to build a decent-sized advantage, Jumbo-Visma used a short third category climb six kilometres from the finish to unleash panic in the peloton and empower themselves into a commanding position that set them up for the win and denied the sprinters the chance they had been hoping would arise.

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