Talansky takes third stage and Paris-Nice lead

Andrew Talansky wins, Paris-Nice 2013, stage three

Garmin-Sharp's Andrew Talansky sprinted to win the third stage of Paris-Nice in Brioude this afternoon, and with it the race leader's yellow jersey.

Talansky won from a group of seven riders - including Sky's Richie Porte - who broke clear on the fast run-in to the finish and crucially put time into a number of their GC rivals at the end of a cold and wet day's racing. It was also the American team's first victory of 2013.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.