Tom Boonen may have been complaining about the cold in Paris-Nice Monday, but his form is heating up for the classics.
Arnaud Demare comes away with a sprint victory after a cold day in Northern France, and Michael Matthews defends yellow jersey.
French sprinter Arnaud Démare sprints to victory on a tricky Paris-Nice stage that includes dirt roads and short, punchy climbs.
Michael Matthews kicked off Paris-Nice with a surprise prologue victory over several strong time trialists, including runner-up Tom Dumoulin
Michael Matthews leads the general classification at Paris-Nice after nabbing a prologue victory ahead of Tom Dumoulin
Michael Matthews bumps Tom Dumoulin off the hot seat and holds on to take the win in the Paris-Nice prologue
Marcel Kittel, Alexander Kristoff, and André Greipel headline a strong roster of sprinters set to take on Paris-Nice
The Australian has sinusitis and will not compete at the eight-day "Race to the Sun," which starts with a prologue Sunday.
The first weekend of March offers dirty racing on Italy's white roads, the WorldTour's second race at Paris-Nice, and action in Belgium.
Porte, Thomas, and Bardet will be gunning for early season wins, but it's likely that Alberto Contador will win the "Race to the sun."