"Free" Chavanel in form at Paris-Nice

Omega Pharma-Quick Step has a powerful contingent at the ongoing Paris-Nice, counting last year's overall winner Tony Martin in its ranks but also Levi Leipheimer, Tom Boonen and Sylvain Chavanel. The Frenchman has healed his back problems after getting surgery during the winter, and has proven his good form by finishing sixth in the prologue in Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse on Sunday.

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