Madouas: "A good omen"
"The balance of the week is positive since we leave Paris-Nice with something. We haven’t been lucky but we’ve been aggressive. I crashed at the beginning of the week but I’m happy to finish with a day where I felt great. That’s also what I came for. I punctured at the beginning of the stage so it was kind of a 110km individual time-trial today. That’s...
Almeida: "We kept fighting and we got a reward"
"It was a pretty hard day, short but really hard, cold, rainy… I lost a few metres on the climb but everything was under control. I lost contact on the final descent but I knew I’d be safe. It was a good day out there. The team did a good job. [To take the white jersey] is a good victory I’d say. We started the race wanting more, but the race is what it is,...
Van Aert: "It was up to me to bring Roglic to the line"
"We managed to take the overall. It was harder than we hoped, harder than expected. Today was a really difficult day to control. I was lucky to take it easy yesterday, so I could focus on being there today. [Primoz Roglic] didn’t have his best legs, so it was up to me to bring him to the line. We knew we were losing time on the climb, but I think already on the last...
Simon Yates: "I was prepared"
"I think the GC was too far away, to that much time would have been a really big ask, so I’m very happy with the stage win. The overall victory is always in the back of your mind when you open gaps, but I knew I’d lose time on the downhill. I’m not a big guy, it was a difficult task against the two guys behind. The conditions were difficult but I’ve had...
Roglic: "I'm happier than last year!"
"It never goes without a bit drama. It was a super hard last one, but I have to say I'm happier than last year! And I have to say a big thanks to my whole team! We saw they’re half human, half motor, Wout [Van Aert] can do everything! I was definitely not strong enough [to do it alone today]. I was really suffering and fighting over the climb. Luckily, I knew Wout had...
Roglic survives Yates’ assault
Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) shook Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) with a stunning attack on the final day of Paris-Nice, but the Slovenian star retained the overall lead with a strong support from Wout van Aert. The battle was on from the start and the intensity never dropped. Dani Martinez (Ineos Grenadiers) attacked with 50km to go, launching an unbridled battle for the stage...
GC top 5
1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)
2. Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco), +29''
3. Daniel Martinez (Ineos Grenadiers), +2'37''
4. Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers), +3'29''
5. Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic), +3'43''
1. Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco)
2. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), +9''
3. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), s.t.
4. Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates), +1'44''
5. Soren Kragh Andersen (Team DSM), s.t.
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