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Gale force winds, combined with heavy rain, have caused the first part of stage one of Paris-Nice from Amilly to Nevers to be partly cancelled. A complete cancellation of the stage is not out of the question.

The riders are currently being transferred by bus to Sancerre, 74 kilometres from the finish, where the stage will hopefully start at 1430 local time.

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