Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie) won stage 3, going solo in the final straight to pick up the win. Luis Sanchez (Astana) will wear the yellow jersey tomorrow, after his third place. For Team Dimension Data, Jay Thomson featured in the first break of the day, while Natnael Berhane took a strong 13th for us. Stage 3 of Paris- Nice rolled out from Bourges this morning, heading to the finish point of Châtel-Guyon. The 210km stage, making it the longest of this year’s race, consisted of three 3rd category climbs. Once racing got underway, within the first km’s, Jay Thomson from our African team made it.

Tirreno-Adriatico gets underway on Wednesday and, excitingly, sees a return to racing for Mark Cavendish for our team. The Race of the Two Seas has become an important event as riders use the opportunity to find form ahead of Milan-San Remo in mid-March and this year sees a very strong field on the start line. Cavendish returns to racing following his crash in Abu Dhabi that saw him suffer a concussion and spend time off the bike on medical advice. Our African team features a strong supporting cast for the Manxman in the likes of Bernhard Eisel, Mark Renshaw, Julien Vermote and Scott Thwaites. While.