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Paris-Nice: Second stage shortened

Because of heavy snowfall in the Puy de Dôme central region of France, which hosts the second stage of Paris-Nice today, the race itinerary has had to be changed. Starting in Châtre, the riders will sign in for the stage as planned, but then drive in their respective team buses to Aigueperse (km 144,5 of the original course), where the peloton will depart at 15.00 CET for a very short stage of 46,5 km.

Last year, stage four of the "race to the sun" had to be cancelled because of the winterly weather. Tomorrow's stage through the Massif Central, a mountain range in central France, could also encounter some difficulties.

Cyclingnews is covering the event Live, starting 15.00 CET. To view the real-time updates, click here.
A stage one diary entry from Tom Danielson (Discovery Channel) can be read here.

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