Teams tweet videos of dire weather on Paris-Nice stage two

High winds and rain look set to play a part in today's stage two of Paris-Nice - just as they did for Sunday's opening stage

Rain and winds at the start of stage two of 2017 Paris-Nice.

(Image credit: Trek-Segafredo/Twitter)

Riders and teams braced themselves for another challenging day at Paris-Nice in France on Monday as high winds, heavy rain and snow lashed the stage two start in Rochefort-en-Yvelines.

Several pre-race favourites already lost nearly a minute on Sunday's opening stage, after being caught out on the wrong side of a wind-assisted split in the peloton – and they will have to be wary that it doesn't happen again on Monday.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.