Cycling: Bouhanni lands 1st Paris-Nice stage

French champion Nacer Bouhanni, riding for FDJ, won the opening stage of the Paris-Nice on Monday, taking the 195km race from Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Nemours in a sprint finish.

Bouhanni saw off previous race leader and prologue winner Damien Gaudin to take the yellow jersey and also outpaced Italian Alessandro Petacchi and Belgian Jens Debusschere to add to a Tour of Oman stage success earlier this season.

Tuesday's second stage is a 200.5km ride from Vimory to Cerilly.