Dylan Groenewegen triumphs in crosswind affected Paris-Nice 2019 opener

GC contenders in early action as wind splits race

Dylan Groenewegen wins stage one of the 2019 Paris-Nice (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Dylan Groenewegen won an action-packed opening stage of the 2019 Paris-Nice.

The Jumbo-Visma rider came out on top in a sprint from a bunch that had been reduced to just 60 riders after a day of crosswind induced chaos.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.