Michal Kwiatkowski wins Paris-Nice prologue

Kwiatkowski starts Monday's stage one in the yellow leader's jersey after riding to victory on the 6.7km prologue course

Michel Kwiatkowski in the Prologue of the 2015 Paris-Nice

(Image credit: Watson)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick-Step) moved into an early race lead at the 2015 Paris-Nice, winning Sunday's prologue narrowly ahead of Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC).

Having started an hour-and-a-half ahead of the Polish time trial champion, Dennis's time of 7-40 on the 6.7km course was starting to look unbeatable, with even three-time world time trial champion Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick-Step) coming up short by seven seconds.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).