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De Weert hopeful to continue Paris-Nice

Kevin de Weert (Quick Step) crashed 50 kilometres before the finish of stage two in Paris-Nice, marked by heavy cross winds. He injured his left hand and wrist but will likely be able to start the third stage on Tuesday.

"An AG2R rider went down in front of me and it was impossible for me to avoid him," De Weert told the Gazet van Antwerpen. "My whole left hand is cut open and I think I probably strained some ligaments in my left wrist. I also injured both knees."

De Weert was able to get back to the peloton, which had slowed down after the crash. "I am certain I can start the third stage," he told Het Laatste Nieuws.