The Paris-Nice got underway with a 6.1km prologue earlier today. Michael Matthews (Orica-Greenedge) clocked the best time of the day to take the first yellow jersey of the race. Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) was 2nd and Patrick Bevin (Cannondale) finished 3rd. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka did not have a specialist for today’s violent prologue effort, as our roster is concentrated on the tough climbing stages still to come this week. Our fastest finisher on the day would be Tyler Farrar, the American’s 8’14” was just 35 seconds off Matthew’s winning time. Our remaining 7 African Team riders all finished within a minute and 4 seconds.