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Gustav Larsson wins Paris-Nice prologue

Gustav Larsson wins Paris-Nice prologue

Gustav Larsson beat British rider Bradley Wiggins by one second to win the opening prologue stage of the Paris-Nice race on Sunday.
The Swede completed the 9.4-kilometer (5.8-mile) route from Dampierre-en-Yvelines to Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse on the outskirts of Paris in 11 minutes, 19 seconds. Veteran American rider Levi Leipheimer finished four seconds behind Larsson in third place.
Monday's second stage is a mostly flat trek over 185.5 kilometers (115 miles) from Mantes-la-Jolie to Orleans.
German rider Tony Martin, who won the Paris-Nice race last year, finished 25 seconds off the lead in 28th place.
The race ends next Sunday.