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Paris-Nice Gallery: Sanchez rides into race lead, Hivert wins stage 3

Jonathan Hivert claims the third stage of Paris-Nice as Luis León Sánchez snatches the yellow jersey from Arnaud Démare.
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Viviani
Elia Viviani ahead of Paris-Nice’s third stage. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Groenewegen
Dylan Groenewegen at the start of Paris-Nice stage 3. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Bouhanni
Nacer Bouhanni spending time with the fans before the start of the third stage of Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: McLay
Daniel McLay and others were bundled up at the start of Paris-Nice stage 3. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Gallopin
Tony Gallopin heading to the start of stage 3 at Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Démare and Groenewegen at the start
Arnaud Démare and Dylan Groenewegen lined up at the head of affairs for stage 3 of Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: The pack
The Paris-Nice peloton rolling through the countryside on stage 3. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: The yellow jersey
Arnaud Démare started the day in the race lead. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Alexander Kristoff
Alexander Kristoff tucked into the Paris-Nice peloton on stage 3. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Démare in conversation
Arnaud Démare having a chat with teammates on the third stage of Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Thomson and Kasperkiewicz
Jay Thomson and Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz in the early break in stage 3 of Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Quick-Step
Quick-Step Floors in the peloton during the third stage of Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Sky
Sky’s Paris-Nice contingent in the pack during stage 3. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: The peloton winds it up
The Paris-Nice peloton allowed the early break to get some space before the sprinters’ teams began to show interest in bringing the race back together. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Démare in the pack
Race leader Arnaud Démare in the Paris-Nice peloton. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Alaphilippe and Wellens
Julian Alaphilippe tried to make a late escape in the third stage of Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: The winning move
Jonathan Hivert, Luis León Sánchez, and Rémy di Gregorio jumped away in the finale of Paris-Nice’s third stage. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Hivert gets the win
Jonathan Hivert outsprinted the other escapees to win the third stage of Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Victory celebation
Jonathan Hivert celebrating the win at the end of Paris-Nice’s third stage. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: Sánchez in yellow
Luis León Sánchez took over control of the race lead after the third stage of Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 3: New race leader
Luis Léon Sánchez closed out the third stage of Paris-Nice with a 28-second GC lead. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images