Arnaud Démare loses Paris-Nice yellow jersey as Jonathan Hivert takes surprise stage three win

Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) moves into the yellow jersey following late attack

Jonathan Hivert wins stage three of Paris-Nice

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Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie) was the surprise victor on stage three of Paris-Nice, out-sprinting Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) and Rémy Di Grégorio (Delko Marseille Provence KTM) at the end of a late attack, with Sanchez also moving into the yellow jersey.

The action started on the third-category climb of the Côte de Charbonnières with just over 20km remaining, but it was an attack by Di Grégorio on the descent which would define the race.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.