Nacer Bouhanni wins first stage
NEMOURS, France -- Nacer Bouhanni of France overtook Italian veteran Alessandro Petacchi in a sprint to the line Monday to win the first stage of the Paris-Nice race.
Bouhanni passed Petacchi in the last 100 meters, completing the flat 121-mile ride from Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Nemours in 4 hours, 47 minutes, 24 seconds. Italian sprinter Elia Viviani finished third in the same time.
Bouhanni took the yellow jersey from countryman Damien Gaudin, winner of Sunday's short prologue. ...
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