UEFA Champions League

Neuville beats Ogier to win season-opening Monte Carlo Rally

MONACO (AP) Belgian driver Thierry Neuville won the season-opening Monte Carlo rally on Sunday, finishing ahead of six-time world champion Sebastien Ogier and overnight leader Elfyn Evans.

Ogier had won the past six Monte Carlo rallies, including the race's closest-ever finish when he beat Neuville by just 2.2 seconds last year.

Driving a Hyundai i20 in the mountains above Monaco, Neuville dominated Sunday's four special stages to jump from third place overnight and beat Ogier by 12.6 seconds, and Evans by 14.3.