Valverde Wins Stage 3 at Paris-Nice

Schleck withdraws, U.S. riders 2nd and 3rd

Mar 6, 2012
Outside Magazine

Spain's Alejandro Valverde continued his comeback from a two-year doping suspension with a victory on Tuesday on stage three of the Paris-Nice road race. Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins finished the stage in 20th position but maintained a six-second lead in general classification ahead of American riders Levi Leipheimer and Tejay van Garden. Andy Schleck, the 2011 Tour de France runner up, withdrew from the race on Tuesday morning with a stomach illness. Valverde returned to professional cycling in January with a runner-up finish at Australia's Tour Down Under.


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