'Calling off Paris-Nice stage was not an easy decision' says race director

The stage was abandoned with just under 100km gone as snow fall made the course treacherous for riders

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Stage three of Paris-Nice was cancelled mid-race as snow fell on the two highest climbs of the day. Between them the race jury, race direction and riders decided to call a halt to proceedings before dangerous descending was called for.

“The decision to cancel the stage was not an easy one, not one we took lightly,” said race director Thierry Gouvenou after he and the race jury had decided to annul stage three of Paris-Nice between Cusset and Mont Brouilly north of Lyon.

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