Lucas Hamilton: Paris-Nice is part of the GC learning curve

Lucas Hamilton (Team BikeExchange)
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Team Bike Exchange's Lucas Hamilton is using his first European race of the year, Paris-Nice, as a way to progress as a general classification rider ahead of his planned Grand Tour leadership position later this year.

The 25-year-old Australian is taking responsibility for the overall at Paris Nice, while Michael Matthews hunts for stage wins for the team at the eight-day tour, which started on Sunday. It is a significant step-up for Hamilton to make in his debut appearance at the ‘Race to the Sun’, as he leaps back into WorldTour racing after a stint in Australia and at training camp. 

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Simone Giuliani
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Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.