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Paris-Nice stage 2: Giacomo Nizzolo wins sprint, Schachmann holds GC lead

General classification contenders Vincenzo Nibali and Sergio Higuita finished safely in the front group, in a rainy and windy stage.

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Stage 2 of the 2020 Paris-Nice was won by Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT Pro Cycling), who opened a clear, bike-length lead on stage 1 winner Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the final 100m. Jasper Stuyven rounds out the podium, finishing just a bike-length behind Ackermann.

“Actually we didn’t expect the rain today so it was even harder to get it.”

Nizzolo finished second in the 2020 Kuurne-Brusseles-Kuurne, just a week prior.

Maximilian Schachmann retains his lead of the general classification, finishing in eighth on the day.

General classification contenders Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) and Sergio Higuita (EF Pro Cycling) finished safely in the front group.

With about 40km remaining, the race was blown apart by crosswinds, forcing stage- and gc favorites to take refuge in echelons.

Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic) crashed at 25km, and was forced to chase back on, assisted by Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) who had missed the selection due to a puncture at 30km remaining. The two would go on to finish 1:28 back of the NIzzolo group.

A confident Nizzolo also said, “What can I say? I’m really happy and I look forward for the next races now.”

Stage 3, Tuesday, travels from Chalette-sur-Loing to La Châtre, 212km.

Paris - Nice Stage 2 Results

1NIZZOLO GiacomoNTT Pro Cycling3:49:57
2ACKERMANN PascalBORA - hansgrohe0:00
3STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo0:00
4POLITT NilsIsrael Start-Up Nation0:00
5HIGUITA SergioEF Pro Cycling0:00
6WÜRTZ SCHMIDT MadsIsrael Start-Up Nation0:00
7NIBALI VincenzoTrek - Segafredo0:03
8SCHACHMANN MaximilianBORA - hansgrohe0:03
9GROßSCHARTNER FelixBORA - hansgrohe0:03
10NEILANDS KristsIsrael Start-Up Nation0:03
11SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe0:03
12WALSCHEID MaxNTT Pro Cycling0:18
13VIVIANI EliaCofidis0:18
14HOFSTETTER HugoIsrael Start-Up Nation0:18
15NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale0:18
16ŠIŠKEVIČIUS EvaldasNIPPO DELKO One Provence0:18
17KIRSCH AlexTrek - Segafredo0:18
18BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale0:18
19KONRAD PatrickBORA - hansgrohe0:18
20PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ0:18
21MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ0:18
22PEDERSEN MadsTrek - Segafredo0:18
23GOGL MichaelNTT Pro Cycling0:18
24CHEREL MikaëlAG2R La Mondiale0:18
25VANMARCKE SepEF Pro Cycling0:18
26PARET-PEINTRE AurélienAG2R La Mondiale0:18
27LADAGNOUS MatthieuGroupama - FDJ0:18
28KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ0:18
29PASQUALON AndreaCircus - Wanty Gobert0:36
30RAJOVIĆ DušanNIPPO DELKO One Provence0:36
31DEGENKOLB JohnLotto Soudal0:36
32MATTHEWS MichaelTeam Sunweb0:36
33LUDVIGSSON TobiasGroupama - FDJ0:36
34BENOOT TiesjTeam Sunweb0:36
35GIBBONS RyanNTT Pro Cycling0:36
36TOUZÉ DamienCofidis0:36
37DUCHESNE AntoineGroupama - FDJ0:36
38KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb0:36
39GILBERT PhilippeLotto Soudal0:36
40DOUBEY FabienCircus - Wanty Gobert0:36
41KANGERT TanelEF Pro Cycling0:36
42TEUNS DylanBahrain - McLaren0:36
43BETTIOL AlbertoEF Pro Cycling0:36
44LEMOINE CyrilCofidis0:36
45WOODS MichaelEF Pro Cycling0:36
46HAUSSLER HeinrichBahrain - McLaren0:36
47GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain - McLaren0:36
48SCULLY TomEF Pro Cycling0:47
49SCHWARZMANN MichaelBORA - hansgrohe1:17
50EEKHOFF NilsTeam Sunweb1:22
51MØRKØV MichaelDeceuninck - Quick Step1:25
52CAMPENAERTS VictorNTT Pro Cycling1:25
53ALAPHILIPPE JulianDeceuninck - Quick Step1:25
54QUINTANA NairoTeam Arkéa Samsic1:25
55ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb1:25
56COQUARD BryanB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM1:25
57LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ1:25
58BOL CeesTeam Sunweb1:25
59BOUHANNI NacerTeam Arkéa Samsic1:25
60DE BUYST JasperLotto Soudal1:25
61THEUNS EdwardTrek - Segafredo1:25
62ŠTYBAR ZdeněkDeceuninck - Quick Step1:25
63SWIFT ConnorTeam Arkéa Samsic1:31
64ASGREEN KasperDeceuninck - Quick Step1:44
65CALMEJANE LilianTeam Total Direct Energie2:21
66MARTIN GuillaumeCofidis2:21
67JUNGELS BobDeceuninck - Quick Step2:21
68BARTHE CyrilB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM3:05
69MULLEN RyanTrek - Segafredo3:05
70VAN POPPEL BoyCircus - Wanty Gobert3:05
71TRATNIK JanBahrain - McLaren3:05
72VAN GARDEREN TejayEF Pro Cycling3:05
73VERMOTE JulienCofidis3:05
74SARREAU MarcGroupama - FDJ3:05
75ALLEGAERT PietCofidis3:05
76SAGAN JurajBORA - hansgrohe3:05
77BILBAO PelloBahrain - McLaren3:05
78DECLERCQ TimDeceuninck - Quick Step3:05
79DE GENDT AiméCircus - Wanty Gobert3:05
80BOIVIN GuillaumeIsrael Start-Up Nation3:05
81DENZ NicoTeam Sunweb3:05
82VALGREN MichaelNTT Pro Cycling3:05
83BACKAERT FrederikB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM3:05
84DRUCKER JempyBORA - hansgrohe3:05
85VAN GESTEL DriesTeam Total Direct Energie3:05
86BENNETT SamDeceuninck - Quick Step3:05
87COSNEFROY BenoîtAG2R La Mondiale3:05
88KLUGE RogerLotto Soudal3:05
89NAVARDAUSKAS RamūnasNIPPO DELKO One Provence3:37
90COMBAUD RomainNIPPO DELKO One Provence3:37
91DÍAZ José ManuelNIPPO DELKO One Provence3:37
92MEURISSE XandroCircus - Wanty Gobert3:37
93ROSA DiegoTeam Arkéa Samsic3:37
94ANACONA WinnerTeam Arkéa Samsic3:37
95PERNSTEINER HermannBahrain - McLaren3:37
96ARMÉE SanderLotto Soudal3:37
97EL FARES JulienNIPPO DELKO One Provence3:37
98TRARIEUX JulienNIPPO DELKO One Provence3:37
99PETERS NansAG2R La Mondiale3:37
100KREUZIGER RomanNTT Pro Cycling3:37
101PORTE RichieTrek - Segafredo3:37
102NOVAK DomenBahrain - McLaren3:37
103SCHÖNBERGER SebastianB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM3:37
104CARUSO DamianoBahrain - McLaren3:37
105LAMPAERT YvesDeceuninck - Quick Step3:37
106TERPSTRA NikiTeam Total Direct Energie3:37
107SIMON JulienTeam Total Direct Energie3:37
108DEBUSSCHERE JensB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM3:37
109VANSPEYBROUCK PieterCircus - Wanty Gobert3:37
110PACHER QuentinB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM3:37
111CRADDOCK LawsonEF Pro Cycling3:37
112DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal5:29
113HAMILTON ChrisTeam Sunweb5:35
114O'CONNOR BenNTT Pro Cycling5:35
115EDET NicolasCofidis5:35
116LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale5:35
117ELISSONDE KennyTrek - Segafredo5:35
118PETIT AdrienTeam Total Direct Energie5:35
119GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale5:35
120GAUTIER CyrilB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM5:35
121DEVRIENDT TomCircus - Wanty Gobert5:35
122PEREZ AnthonyCofidis5:35
123TURGIS AnthonyTeam Total Direct Energie5:35
124FRISON FrederikLotto Soudal5:35
125BONIFAZIO NiccolòTeam Total Direct Energie9:11
126EWAN CalebLotto Soudal9:11
127REZA KévinB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM9:11
128VAN ASBROECK TomIsrael Start-Up Nation9:33
129QUINTANA DayerTeam Arkéa Samsic9:33
130BARBIER RudyIsrael Start-Up Nation9:33
131BIERMANS JentheIsrael Start-Up Nation9:33
132MCLAY DanielTeam Arkéa Samsic11:21
133HIVERT JonathanTeam Total Direct Energie11:21
1SCHACHMANN MaximilianBORA - hansgrohe7:22:06
2NIZZOLO GiacomoNTT Pro Cycling0:15
3STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo0:21
4HIGUITA SergioEF Pro Cycling0:23
5POLITT NilsIsrael Start-Up Nation0:25
6WÜRTZ SCHMIDT MadsIsrael Start-Up Nation0:25
7GROßSCHARTNER FelixBORA - hansgrohe0:28
8NEILANDS KristsIsrael Start-Up Nation0:28
9NIBALI VincenzoTrek - Segafredo0:28
10BENOOT TiesjTeam Sunweb0:38
11TEUNS DylanBahrain - McLaren0:40
12MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ0:42
13SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe0:42
14NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale0:43
15PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ0:43
16DEGENKOLB JohnLotto Soudal1:01
17GILBERT PhilippeLotto Soudal1:01
18MATTHEWS MichaelTeam Sunweb1:01
19DOUBEY FabienCircus - Wanty Gobert1:01
20KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb1:01
21KANGERT TanelEF Pro Cycling1:01
22WOODS MichaelEF Pro Cycling1:01
23KONRAD PatrickBORA - hansgrohe1:16
24ALAPHILIPPE JulianDeceuninck - Quick Step1:32
25BOL CeesTeam Sunweb1:50
26ŠTYBAR ZdeněkDeceuninck - Quick Step1:50
27QUINTANA NairoTeam Arkéa Samsic1:50
28ARNDT NikiasTeam Sunweb1:50
29ASGREEN KasperDeceuninck - Quick Step2:09
30CAMPENAERTS VictorNTT Pro Cycling2:14
31LEMOINE CyrilCofidis2:22
32GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain - McLaren2:29
33BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale3:10
34ŠIŠKEVIČIUS EvaldasNIPPO DELKO One Provence3:10
35KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ3:10
36DE BUYST JasperLotto Soudal3:19
37SWIFT ConnorTeam Arkéa Samsic3:25
38PASQUALON AndreaCircus - Wanty Gobert3:28
39BILBAO PelloBahrain - McLaren3:29
40LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ3:51
41RAJOVIĆ DušanNIPPO DELKO One Provence3:52
42GIBBONS RyanNTT Pro Cycling3:52
43LAMPAERT YvesDeceuninck - Quick Step4:02
44HOFSTETTER HugoIsrael Start-Up Nation4:09
45LADAGNOUS MatthieuGroupama - FDJ4:09
46HAUSSLER HeinrichBahrain - McLaren4:12
47PARET-PEINTRE AurélienAG2R La Mondiale4:15
48LUDVIGSSON TobiasGroupama - FDJ4:27
49DUCHESNE AntoineGroupama - FDJ4:27
50BETTIOL AlbertoEF Pro Cycling4:27
51JUNGELS BobDeceuninck - Quick Step4:31
52TOUZÉ DamienCofidis4:33
53THEUNS EdwardTrek - Segafredo4:44
54VAN GARDEREN TejayEF Pro Cycling4:59
55MARTIN GuillaumeCofidis5:13
56CALMEJANE LilianTeam Total Direct Energie5:13
57BOUHANNI NacerTeam Arkéa Samsic5:16
58MØRKØV MichaelDeceuninck - Quick Step5:22
59VALGREN MichaelNTT Pro Cycling5:57
60CHEREL MikaëlAG2R La Mondiale6:04
61VERMOTE JulienCofidis6:12
62BACKAERT FrederikB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM6:12
63KREUZIGER RomanNTT Pro Cycling6:29
64EL FARES JulienNIPPO DELKO One Provence6:29
65PORTE RichieTrek - Segafredo6:29
66SCHÖNBERGER SebastianB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM6:29
67PACHER QuentinB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM6:29
68CRADDOCK LawsonEF Pro Cycling6:29
69VAN GESTEL DriesTeam Total Direct Energie6:31
70ANACONA WinnerTeam Arkéa Samsic6:44
71ARMÉE SanderLotto Soudal6:44
72CARUSO DamianoBahrain - McLaren6:44
73PERNSTEINER HermannBahrain - McLaren6:53
74SARREAU MarcGroupama - FDJ6:56
75DRUCKER JempyBORA - hansgrohe6:56
76DECLERCQ TimDeceuninck - Quick Step6:56
77DÍAZ José ManuelNIPPO DELKO One Provence7:00
78DE GENDT AiméCircus - Wanty Gobert7:02
79MEURISSE XandroCircus - Wanty Gobert7:03
80ALLEGAERT PietCofidis7:25
81BENNETT SamDeceuninck - Quick Step7:25
82TRARIEUX JulienNIPPO DELKO One Provence7:28
83TERPSTRA NikiTeam Total Direct Energie7:28
84VANSPEYBROUCK PieterCircus - Wanty Gobert7:34
85EDET NicolasCofidis8:51
86DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal8:55
87FRISON FrederikLotto Soudal9:01
88BOIVIN GuillaumeIsrael Start-Up Nation9:11
89GAUTIER CyrilB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM9:26
90PEREZ AnthonyCofidis9:32
91SCULLY TomEF Pro Cycling9:48
92VIVIANI EliaCofidis10:01
93COSNEFROY BenoîtAG2R La Mondiale10:38
94EEKHOFF NilsTeam Sunweb11:05
95VAN ASBROECK TomIsrael Start-Up Nation12:25
96BIERMANS JentheIsrael Start-Up Nation12:25
97TRATNIK JanBahrain - McLaren12:48
98SAGAN JurajBORA - hansgrohe12:48
99DEBUSSCHERE JensB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM13:20
100QUINTANA DayerTeam Arkéa Samsic13:24
101BONIFAZIO NiccolòTeam Total Direct Energie13:31
102COQUARD BryanB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM13:38
103BARBIER RudyIsrael Start-Up Nation13:49
104KLUGE RogerLotto Soudal14:06
105NOVAK DomenBahrain - McLaren14:38
106DENZ NicoTeam Sunweb14:42
107ACKERMANN PascalBORA - hansgrohe14:51
108NAVARDAUSKAS RamūnasNIPPO DELKO One Provence15:14
109WALSCHEID MaxNTT Pro Cycling15:15
110GOGL MichaelNTT Pro Cycling15:15
111KIRSCH AlexTrek - Segafredo15:15
112PEDERSEN MadsTrek - Segafredo15:15
113VANMARCKE SepEF Pro Cycling15:15
114HAMILTON ChrisTeam Sunweb15:18
115ELISSONDE KennyTrek - Segafredo15:18
116LATOUR PierreAG2R La Mondiale15:18
117GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale15:18
118SCHWARZMANN MichaelBORA - hansgrohe16:14
119MULLEN RyanTrek - Segafredo18:02
120BARTHE CyrilB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM18:02
121VAN POPPEL BoyCircus - Wanty Gobert18:02
122COMBAUD RomainNIPPO DELKO One Provence18:34
123ROSA DiegoTeam Arkéa Samsic18:34
124PETERS NansAG2R La Mondiale18:34
125SIMON JulienTeam Total Direct Energie18:34
126EWAN CalebLotto Soudal20:12
127O'CONNOR BenNTT Pro Cycling20:32
128PETIT AdrienTeam Total Direct Energie20:32
129TURGIS AnthonyTeam Total Direct Energie20:32
130DEVRIENDT TomCircus - Wanty Gobert20:32
131REZA KévinB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM21:24
132HIVERT JonathanTeam Total Direct Energie26:16
133MCLAY DanielTeam Arkéa Samsic26:18
1SCHACHMANN MaximilianBORA - hansgrohe21
2NIZZOLO GiacomoNTT Pro Cycling19
3ALAPHILIPPE JulianDeceuninck - Quick Step13
4BENOOT TiesjTeam Sunweb13
5POLITT NilsIsrael Start-Up Nation12
6TEUNS DylanBahrain - McLaren12
7ACKERMANN PascalBORA - hansgrohe12
8HIGUITA SergioEF Pro Cycling11
9STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo9
10BOL CeesTeam Sunweb6
11WÜRTZ SCHMIDT MadsIsrael Start-Up Nation5
12GROßSCHARTNER FelixBORA - hansgrohe4
13NIBALI VincenzoTrek - Segafredo4
14DÍAZ José ManuelNIPPO DELKO One Provence3
15HIVERT JonathanTeam Total Direct Energie2
16NEILANDS KristsIsrael Start-Up Nation1
17MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ1
18SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe1
19GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain - McLaren1
20BILBAO PelloBahrain - McLaren1
21LAMPAERT YvesDeceuninck - Quick Step1
1HIVERT JonathanTeam Total Direct Energie20
2DÍAZ José ManuelNIPPO DELKO One Provence6
3BENOOT TiesjTeam Sunweb4
4VAN GESTEL DriesTeam Total Direct Energie3
5ALAPHILIPPE JulianDeceuninck - Quick Step2
6SAGAN JurajBORA - hansgrohe2
7COMBAUD RomainNIPPO DELKO One Provence2
8TEUNS DylanBahrain - McLaren1
9DENZ NicoTeam Sunweb1
1HIGUITA SergioEF Pro Cycling7:22:29
2BOL CeesTeam Sunweb1:27
3ASGREEN KasperDeceuninck - Quick Step1:46
4GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain - McLaren2:06
5SWIFT ConnorTeam Arkéa Samsic3:02
6RAJOVIĆ DušanNIPPO DELKO One Provence3:29
7PARET-PEINTRE AurélienAG2R La Mondiale3:52
8TOUZÉ DamienCofidis4:10
9DÍAZ José ManuelNIPPO DELKO One Provence6:37
10ALLEGAERT PietCofidis7:02
11COSNEFROY BenoîtAG2R La Mondiale10:15
12EEKHOFF NilsTeam Sunweb10:42
13BIERMANS JentheIsrael Start-Up Nation12:02
14NOVAK DomenBahrain - McLaren14:15
15PEDERSEN MadsTrek - Segafredo14:52
16HAMILTON ChrisTeam Sunweb14:55
17BARTHE CyrilB&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM17:39
18O'CONNOR BenNTT Pro Cycling20:09
1Israel Start-Up Nation 22:07:36
2BORA - hansgrohe0:03
3EF Pro Cycling0:51
4Team Sunweb1:30
5Trek - Segafredo2:45
6Groupama - FDJ2:52
7Bahrain - McLaren2:59
8NTT Pro Cycling3:24
9Deceuninck - Quick Step4:00
10Lotto Soudal4:03
11AG2R La Mondiale6:50
13Team Arkéa Samsic8:29
14Circus - Wanty Gobert9:42
15NIPPO DELKO One Provence12:13
16B&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM15:08
17Team Total Direct Energie17:54

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