Chavanel ill but not out of Paris-Nice

Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step)

Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)

After losing 1.34 minutes in general classification on stage five of Paris-Nice on Thursday, Sylvain Chavanel has promised to show himself in front of the peloton on one of the remaining stages of the race. The Frenchman, who has been a regular contender at the 'race to the sun' in recent years, could not live up to his own expectations on the first mountainous stage of the event due to respiratory problems.

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