Monday March 10th, 2014

Stage 2Rambouillet / Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche

Start 11h00 GMT 2+

Key moments

Stage summary10.03.2014 in 16:30Hofland surprises even himself

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The stage was set for a remake of Sunday's final showdown between Nacer Bouhanni and John Degenkolb at the finish of the long second stage in St Georges-sur-Baulche, but victory went to a third man, Moreno Hofland, who stole the show for his greatest victory to date.

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interview10.03.2014 in 17:14Moreno Hofland - A little surprise

Moreno Hofland (BEL) surprised pre-stage favorites John Degenkolb (GIA) and Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) but also admitted he had surprised himself by winning stage 2.

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interview10.03.2014 in 17:12Nacer Bouhanni - My knee was not a problem

 "I had a slight fear thinking back on my crash last year with the yell jersey on. But it was a nice day and everything went right. In the first 100 kilometers, I felt pain in my knee but then it went off as the ride went on. In the end I was not thinking about it anymore. In any case, it was not a problem from my sprint. I was only a little short on strength in the last 200 metros to be able to battle it out with Degenkolb and Hofland. Maybe I should have moved a little earlier to be in...

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Sporting stakes09.03.2014 in 17:06Bouhanni must beware of the jinx

Nacer Bouhanni's record in Paris-Nice is such a mixture of joy and pain that he will be keen to break the jinx which saw him out of the race a year ago after only a day in the yellow jersey. The FDJ sprinter crashed and broke teeth in the previous edition and he will undoubtedly be closely watched and looked after by his team-mates in today's long 205-kms ride from Rambouillet to St Georges-sur-Baulche near Auxerre in Burgundy. Hopefully, his ailing knee will have fully recovered when and if...

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Jersey wearers after the stage 8

Classifications after the stage 8


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