Chavanel sweeps into power in Paris-Nice

Sylvain Chavanel stage 3 Paris-Nice 2009

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French Paris-Nice contender Sylvain Chavanel stormed to both the stage win and the overall lead on Tuesday after a joint attack by Rabobank and Quick Step left Astana?s Alberto Contador isolated and unable to control the race.

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