Tom Dumoulin to lead Giant-Alpecin at Paris-Nice, with ten Dam set to make debut

Fresh off the back of his fourth-place finish at the Tour of Oman, Tom Dumoulin will lead an experienced Giant-Alpecin team at Paris-Nice

Tom Dumoulin

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Tom Dumoulin will be Giant-Alpecin's leader at Paris-Nice, starting on Sunday, going into the race as one of the favourites to win the 6.1km prologue.

The Dutchman, who finished fourth overall at the Tour of Oman in February, leads an experienced Giant team, which is being stretched for resources with a number of riders out injured and two WorldTour stage races on the calendar next week.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.