Hindley: I want to cement my place among top climbers

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Jai Hindley of Team DSM in his first Paris-Nice (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The speed of Jai Hindley’s rise towards the peloton’s elite GC riders is underlined by the fact that the 24-year-old Australian is making his pro racing debut in France at Paris-Nice.

The surprise runner-up at last year’s Giro d’Italia, Hindley is riding the “Race to the Sun” in support of Team DSM leader Tiesj Benoot, who was second last year and after stage 4 was in seventh overall. He is also using the event to get back into the racing rhythm.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).