Paris-Nice Kicks Off with Kwiakowski Kicking Hard

Michal Kwiakowski
Michal Kwiakowski:
"I knew at 500 meters that it was going to be really close. I had the split times of Tony, which was a really big advantage for me to pace myself along the parcours. It was key to start as one of the last riders, on such a strong lineup of Etixx - Quick-Step. I'm happy that I had those great split times of a champion like Tony. At 500 meters I just tried to do my best sprint possible and that helped me get the win. I'm really happy about this victory with such strong competitors, but in the end it is just 6.7 kilometers of about a thousand kilometers before the finish line in Nice. It's going to be a week of hard racing. But the one-week races can suit my skills, so we will see what can happen. The main goals are still ahead. I'm excited about what I did today, but I'm looking forward to the rest of Paris-Nice, defending the yellow jersey with a strong team here. We will do our best day-to-day. I'm still a young guy, turning 25 this year, so I am still developing as a rider even with the success like today. I am looking forward to the experience of Paris-Nice the rest of this week."

Rohan Dennis:
"The goal the rest of the week is to try and find my legs and do as well as I possibly can for the team. I am pretty sure Tejay has some good form after Oman. He has been looking at this race for awhile now." 

TT and GC
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:07:40  
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
3 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:07
4 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:00:10
5 Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team
6 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling
8 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:12
9 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:13
10 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:14
11 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
12 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:15  
13 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky  
14 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:16  
15 Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
16 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida
17 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:17
18 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
19 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:18
20 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal
21 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
22 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:19
23 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:20
24 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha
25 Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team
26 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:21
27 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal
28 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing
29 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
30 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:22
31 Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling
32 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
33 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:23
34 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:24
35 Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
36 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
Geraint Thomas
37 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 0:00:25
38 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal
39 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
40 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 0:00:26
41 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
42 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing
43 Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
44 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
45 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement 0:00:27
46 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
47 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr
48 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:28
49 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
50 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
51 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
52 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida
53 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha
54 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
55 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
56 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky 0:00:29
57 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr
58 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
59 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling
60 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
61 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
62 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar
63 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar
64 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement 0:00:30
65 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:31
66 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin
67 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team
68 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr
69 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida
70 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:00:32
71 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida
72 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
73 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr
74 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
75 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo
76 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha
77 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:33
78 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
79 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
80 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
81 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
82 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:34
83 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-Saxo
84 David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling
85 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:35
86 Michal Golas (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step
87 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
88 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal
89 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
90 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr
91 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:36
92 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
93 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge
94 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
95 Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:37
96 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky
97 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
98 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
99 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team
100 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky
101 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:00:38
102 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
103 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin
104 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
105 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge
106 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar 0:00:39
107 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
108 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge
109 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
110 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:40
111 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team
112 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
113 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
114 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge
115 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
116 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement 0:00:41
117 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
118 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
119 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge
120 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:42
121 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:43
122 Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
123 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr
124 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
125 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
126 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:00:44
127 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida
128 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
129 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:45
130 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
131 Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
132 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:46
133 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
134 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling
135 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
136 Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling
137 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:00:47
138 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
139 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing
140 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
141 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:48
142 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin
143 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:49
144 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha 0:00:50
145 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:53
146 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:55
147 Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida
148 Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
149 Edward King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
150 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:56
151 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
152 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:57
153 Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:59
154 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
155 Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement 0:01:00
156 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:01
157 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:01:06
158 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:16
159 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement 0:01:20
160 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:10

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