WorldTour racing kicks off Europe with Paris Nice which sees the peloton ‘Race to the Sun’ over seven stages.
Orica-GreenEDGE’s Michael Matthews blasted around the 6.1km prologue in a time of 7:39 minutes, one second faster than pre-race favourite Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin). Kiwi time trial champion Patrick Bevin (Cannondale) took an excellent third place.
Plushie haul for Mr Matthews!!
LOVE the grand tour victory detail on the side of Baby Blackbird’s helmet.
Here’s the video
Featured Image: from official race website © ASO/P.Perreve