Struggling Arnaud De Lie abandons Paris-Nice with cobbled Classics in mind

Arnaud De Lie
Arnaud De Lie (Image credit: Getty Images)

Arnaud De Lie has withdrawn from Paris-Nice after struggling during Tuesday’s team time trial in Auxerre. The Belgian was a non-starter on stage 4 to Mont Brouilly, with his Lotto-Dstny team stating he had not fully recovered from his crash at Le Samyn last week.

“After consultation with the team’s management and performance department, it was decided that Arnaud De Lie will not take the start anymore in the fourth stage of Paris-Nice,” read the Lotto-Dstny statement.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.