Olav Kooij wins Stage one of Paris-Nice with a grinding sprint

Olav Kooij managed to get to the front just in time to win the first stage of the 2024 Paris-Nice, grinding his way to victory in a gruelling sprint

Image shows Olav Kooij winning Stage 1 of the 2024 Paris-Nice
(Image credit: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images)

Olav Kooij (Visma-Lease a Bike) won stage one of the 2024 Paris-Nice from a very close sprint against Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek), in what had been a complicated final couple of kilometres with a late rise.

Laurence Pithie (Groupama-FDJ) came across for third.

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