2010 Paris-Nice Photos - Stage 1

 

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2010 Paris-Nice:  Race leader Lars Boom (Rabobank), ready for his first day
in yellow following his victory in the prologue.
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2010 Paris-Nice:  Alberto Contador (Astana) before the start of Stage 1.  Contador won Paris-Nice in 2007.
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2010 Paris-Nice:  The ever popular Jens Voigt (Saxo Bank), second in the prologue and thus second in the points competition as well, wore Lars Boom's green jersey in Stage 1 because points leader Boom wore yellow.
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2010 Paris-Nice:  Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne), in polka-dots for the day because mountains classification leader Lars Boom wore yellow, was part of a 15-man group that took advantage of crosswinds to finish 17 seconds ahead of the next group.
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2010 Paris-Nice:  The peloton during Stage 1.
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2010 Paris-Nice:  Koldo Fernandez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was one of many riders who crashed during the stage.
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2010 Paris-Nice:  Greg Henderson (Team Sky), right, beats Grega Bole (Lampre-Farnese Vini)
to the line in Stage 1 on a day marked by peloton-busting crosswinds and crashes.
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2010 Paris-Nice:  Henderson raises an arm in triumph.
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2010 Paris-Nice:  Henderson, already a winner at the Tour Down Under in January,
got the first major European victory for Team Sky.
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2010 Paris-Nice:  Lars Boom retained the yellow jersey after finishing in the lead group.
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