Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) was an early victim at Paris-Nice, crashing out on stage 1 to Saint-Germain-en-Laye on Sunday. The Australian came into the French race looking to improve his form ahead of Milan-San Remo but was left on the deck on the first stage. Matthews made his season debut in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and, despite a fall in the Belgian one-day race, was able finish 12th. Team Sunweb confirmed the news of Matthews' fall and subsequent departure from the race on Twitter. Full details are expected to be released later today. ADVERTISEMENT Matthews had a winning record in Paris-Nice, winning three stages between 2015 and 2016. More to follow.
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