Sunday, March 4, 2012

La Course Au Soleil

The 70th edition of Paris-Nice  - the "race to the sun" - kicked off today with an individual time-trial, which was won by Gustav Erik Larsson (riding a Bianchi for Team Vaconsoleil-DMC Pro Racing). He finished just ahead of Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins, with two Americans, Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) and Teejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) in third and fourth, respectively, just 4 seconds off Larsson's pace. The 40-year-old wunderkind, Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan), finished in 12th place, just 17 seconds off the pace. NBC Sports Network is showing the stages in tape-delay (at least if today's stage is any indication). Check Steephill.TV for other live and tape-delayed outlets on-line.

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