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Paris-Nice Gallery: Bennett beats top sprinters in stage 3

Irishman Sam Bennett gets the better of Alexander Kristoff, Marcel Kittel, and other top sprinters in Paris-Nice stage 3.
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Alaphilippe team bus
Julian Alaphilippe exited the Quick-Step bus wearing the best young rider’s jersey, ready to take the start line of stage 3. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Kristoff
On a day for the sprinters, Alexander Kristoff was looking for his first win at Paris-Nice. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Peloton
The stage 3 route was 190 kilometers of mostly flat terrain from Chablis to Chalon-sur-Saone, with one categorized climb along the way. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Breakaway
Ben King led Romain Ombaud and Pierre Latour in the break on stage 3. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Hayman
For now Matt Hayman is building his form at Paris-Nice, in preparation to defend his title at Paris-Roubaix in April. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Hardy
Romain Hardy held the lead in the mountains classification over Pierre Latour and Ben King. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Demare in yellow
Arnaud Demare led Paris-Nice and rode in the peloton protected by his FDJ teammates. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Three-man break
Pierre Latour attacked out of the break on the only categorized climb of the day, dropping King from the group in the process. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Zakarin leads
Ilnur Zakarin led Team Katusha as the peloton tried to reel in the break. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Peloton chases
The sprinters teams came to the front in the closing kilometers. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Two-man break
The two-man break of Romain Ombaud and Pierre Latour pushed on and stayed away until about two kilometers to go. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Bennett wins
Sam Bennett followed wheels and jockeyed for position on his way to victory on stage 3 of Paris-Nice. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Bennett podium
Stage 3 marked two days in a row for first-time WorldTour victories, with Bennett collecting his ahead of Alexander Kristoff and John Degenkolb. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Paris-Nice 2017, stage 3: Demare podium
In addition to holding the lead in the overall, Arnaud Demare led the points classification at Paris-Nice. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com