Paris-Nice 2015: Close win Kwiatkowski over Dennis in prologue

Michal KwiatkowskiParis-Nice opens with a prologue in 6.7 kilometres. Michal Kwiatkowski and Rohan Dennis are in a class of their own, with the Pole being a split-second faster. (Slideshow route/profile)

Paris – Nice 2015: Results prologue

1. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol)
2. Rohan Dennis (aus) s.t.
3. Tony Martin (ger) + 0.07
4. Luis León Sánchez (spa) + 0.10
5. Lars Boom (nld) s.t.
6. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
7. Sylvain Chavanel (fra) s.t.
8. Michael Matthews(aus) + 0.12
9. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.13
10. Geraint Thomas (aus) + 0.14
11. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
12. Bradley Wiggins (gbr) + 0.15
13. Richie Porte (aus) s.t.
14. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.16

GC after the prologue
1. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol)
2. Rohan Dennis (aus) s.t.
3. Tony Martin (ger) + 0.07
4. Luis León Sánchez (spa) + 0.10
5. Lars Boom (nld) s.t.
6. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
7. Sylvain Chavanel (fra) s.t.
8. Michael Matthews(aus) + 0.12
9. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.13
10. Geraint Thomas (aus) + 0.14

11. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
12. Bradley Wiggins (gbr) + 0.15
13. Richie Porte (aus) s.t.
14. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.16
26. Jean-Christophe Peraud (fra) + 0.21
29. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
38. Tim Wellens (bel) + 0.25
39. Andrew Talansky (usa) s.t.

Racereport
Young Dutchman Dylan van Baarle is the second riders to roll of the ramp and in 8’04” he delivers the best performance. That is until he is bested bij Giacomo Nizzolo. Next in line to deliver a ‘best performance’ is Tiago Machado: 8’00”.

But when Rohan Dennis is on his bike we are talking a whole different class: 7’40”. Even specialists like Lars Boom, Tony Martin, Bradley Wiggins and Tom Dumoulin don’t make it.

The only one to best Dennis is Michal Kwiatkowski. In 7’40” he is a split-second faster.

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