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Stage three at Paris-Nice cancelled after snow

Stage three at Paris-Nice cancelled after snow
By Eurosport

09/03/2016 at 16:22Updated 09/03/2016 at 21:09

Stage three of Paris-Nice was abandoned after significant snow made conditions treacherous for the riders.

Officials neutralised the peloton with 70 kilometres remaining of the 165.5km trek from Cusset to Mont Brouilly – initially with the intention of restarting the race.

However, after deliberations, race organisers announced the stage had been cancelled.

"The race jury and direction decided to cancel today's third stage because of the weather conditions," read a statement. "The times will not be taken into account but the points scored at the first intermediate sprint of the day and on the climbs completed so far will count."

"The road was extremely slippery and the safety was no longer guaranteed. We are sorry. That's Paris-Nice. We promise we'll come back to Mont-Brouilly. It's a pity but the riders will start again tomorrow from Julienas."

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