Groenewegen wins Paris-Nice's opener and takes GC lead
10 march 2019
Team Jumbo-Visma's Dutchman outsprinted Ewan and Jakobsen in Saint-German-en-Laye on March 10th
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Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jumbo-Visma) rode Oltre XR4 to a resounding sprint win and took the leader's jersey in the opener of the Paris-Nice World Tour stage-race, 138,5 km with start and finish in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France) on Sunday, March 10th. The 25-year-old rider from Amsterdam stood out in the contention among some of the top sprinters in the World, finishing in 3:17:35 ahead of Caleb Ewan and Fabio Jakobsen.
Groenewegen will take in Paris-Nice's stage-2, 163,5 km from Les Bréviaires to Bellegarde, wearing the GC leader's jersey. Ewan is second with a 4-second gap, one less than Leon Sanchez and Kwiatkowski.
It was Groenewegen's third success in 2019, after those in Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana's finish stage and Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta's stage 4.
THE BIKE OF DYLAN GROENEWEGEN
Dylan Groenewegen is equipped with Bianchi Oltre XR4. Engineered with the Bianchi CV system powered by Countervail, developed and tested in cooperation with World Tour Team Jumbo-Visma, Oltre XR4 is designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control.