Hugo Houle is still happy to be at Paris-Nice, despite being last Israel-Premier Tech rider standing

Almost fifty riders have abandoned the French stage race so far, as illness rips through the bunch

Hugo Houle
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Hugo Houle maintains that he is "happy" to still be at Paris-Nice despite being the last member of his Israel-Premier Tech team standing.

All six of his teammates have abandoned, most of them through non-covid illness, as a virus has ripped through the peloton at the French stage race.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.