Stage summary10.03.2013 in 17:26Porte, an Australian at home in Nice
Richie Porte became the first Australian to win Paris-Nice when he sealed victory in the final time trial on Col d'Eze on Sunday. The 28-year-old Tasmanian clocked 19:16 to emulate his Team Sky leader Bradley Wiggins, who achieved the same double last year. It was an even more emotional day for Porte as he usually serves as a luxury domestique for his leaders but above all because it was earned on his training roads as he lives in Monaco.
At the top, the Montagne de Lure stage winner...
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|16:50||Top five overall standings|
Top five results in the general classification of Paris-Nice:
1. Richie Porte (Australia, SKY)
2. Andrew Talansky (U.S., GRS) 55 seconds behind
3. Jean-Christophe Peraud (France, ALM) 1:21
4. Tejay Van Garderen, (U.S., BMC) 1:44
5. Sylvian Chavanel (France, OPQ) 1:47
|16:47||Top five results|
Top five results in the 9.6-kms 7th stage of Paris-Nice:
2. Andrew Talansky (U.S. BMC) 23 secs behind
3. Nairo Quintana (Colombia, MOV) 27 secs behind
4. Jean-Christophe Peraud (France, ALM) 32 secs behind
5. Tejay Van Garderen (U.S., BMC) 52 secs behind
|16:45||Porte wins stage and Paris-Nice|
In 19:15, Australia's Richie Porte (SKY) wins the final stage of Paris-Nice and becomes the first Australian to win the Race to the Sun.
|16:43||Talansky in the lead|
In 19:39, Andrew Talansky (GRS) takes the lead with a four seconds lead over Quintana.
|16:42||Good time for Chavanel|
Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ) is 7th fastest in 20:21, 38 seconds behind Quintana.
|16:42||Peraud had crashed at the start|
Second fastest at the moment, Jean-Christophe Peraud (ALM) crashed in the first turn...
Second last year, on the heels of Bradley Wiggins, Lieuwe Westra is very disappointing in 20:51.
|16:39||Porte a comofrtable leader at half-mark|
The Australian yellow jersey holder is 21 seconds faster than Andrew Talansky (GRS) at the intermediate timing.
|16:38||Peraud under 20 minutes|
Jean-Christophe Peraud (ALM) beats the 20 minute mark in 19:48 but is five seconds behind Quintana. He clocks a very similar time as last year's.
|16:36||Van Garderen second fastest|
Second time for Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) in 20:08, 25 seconds behind Quintana.
|16:31||Peraud fastest at the intermediate|
Jean-Christophe Peraud (ALM) is fastest at the intermediate in 11:51.
|16:31||Spilak takes second place|
Simon Spilak (KAT) clocks the second best time in 20:11, 28 seconds behind Quintana.
|16:30||Ulissi second fastest|
Diego Ulissi (LAM) is second fatest on the finish line in 20:16, 33 seconds behind Quintana.
|16:29||Van Garderen 4th at half-mark|
At the intermediate check, Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) is fourth fastest in 12 minutes, slightly behind Diego Ulissi (LAM).
|16:25||Porte is on course|
Yellos jersey holder Richie Porte (SKY) is on course. All the riders in this Paris-Nice have now started.
|16:24||Spilak fastest at half-mark|
Fourth in Paris-Nice last year, and also fourth on the stage to Col d'Eze, Simon Spilak (KAT) is fastest ay the intermediate time check on 11:53.
|16:23||Ulissi on 12 minutes at the intermediate|
Former junior world champion Diego Ulissi (LAM) is second fastest at the intermediate timing, five seconds behind Quintana.
|16:20||Van Garderen on the course|
Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) is on the course. The last five starters will soon be on their way to fight it out for the outcome of this Paris-Nice.
|16:14||Good time for Jeannesson|
Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) clocks the 4th fastest time in 20:33.
|16:13||Quintana would have been third in 2012|
Nairo Quintana (MOV) was one of the favourites on this Paris-Nice and was slightly disappointing on Montagne de Lure. His time of 19:43 would have placed him on the podium last year.
|16:11||Quintana under 20 minutes|
Nairo Quintana (MOV) is the first rider under 20 minutes in 19:43 at an average speed of 29.2 kph. He leaves Scarponi 36 seconds adrift.
At the intermediate timing (km 5.6) Colombia's Nairo Quintana (MOV) is the first rider under 12 minutes in 11:55.
|16:06||Scarponi in the lead|
Michele Scarponi (LAM) is now in the lead. The former Giro winner improved on Ion Izagirre's time by three seconds.
Ion Izaguirre Inausti (EUS) is the new provisional leader on 20:22. He improves Copppel's time by 11 seconds.
|15:26||Best time for Coppel|
20:33 for Jerome Coppel (COF), the fastest time by 14 seconds over Javier Moreno (MOV) .
|15:22||Tschopp will keep the polka-dot jersey|
Johann Tshcopp (IAM) finished in 21:28. The Swiss is the best climber in this Paris-Nice.
|15:16||Javier Moreno the new leader|
Spain's Javier Moreno (MOV) is the new leader in 20:47. He bettered Cattaneo's time by four seconds.
|15:05||Cattaneo improves Roy's mark|
In 20:51, Italy's Mattia Cattaneo (LAM) improves Jeremy Roy's mark by eight seconds.
|15:02||Sutherland now second fastest|
Australia's Rory Sutherland (TST) is now second fastest in 21:17, 18 seconds behind Jeremy Roy.
|15:00||Second fastest for Herrada Lopez|
Jesus Herrada Lopze (MOV) is second fastest now on 21:23.
|14:54||Viviani improves his time|
Former green jersey holder Elia Viviani today tweeted that his goal today was to improve on his time last year. Mission accomplished: 22:32 against 23:18 last year.
|14:52||Wiggins holds Col d'Eze record|
The Briton holds the fastest time on the climb in 19:12 (30 kph) but on a shorter course than the one on which Sean Kelly clocked 19:45 in 1986 at an average speed of 30.4 kph.
|14:14||Roy under 21:00|
France's Jeremy Roy (FDJ) leads comofrtably now in 20:59.
Prologue winner Damien Gaudin (EUC) is fastest on 22:11.
David Millar (GRS) finishes in a disappointing 23:51.
|14:03||First time for Flens|
Rick Flens (BLA) is the first rider to finish in 22:35.
|14:02||In the press today|
|13:59||Tweets of the day|
Andrew Talansky @andrewtalansky
ELIA VIVIANI @eliaviviani
PHILIPPE GILBERT @PhilippeGilbert
Katusha are leading the team standings with a 45 seconds lead over AG2R and a 1:08 gap over Astana.
The polka-dot jersey is on the back of Swiss Johann Tschopp (IAM), who can no longer be caught by closest rival Thierry Hupond of France (ARG). His 40 points lead should lead the Swiss to ride safely towards the podium up Col d'Eze.
Andrew Talansky (GRS) leads fellow-American Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) by 20 seconds and Italian Diego Ulissi (LAM) by 22. The white jersey could still change hands on Col d'Eze.
|13:44||Millar started too|
David Millar (GRS) started too. The Scot is in the unusual position of starting a time trial in second position.
|13:43||Rick Flens gone|
The first starter of the day, Dutchman Rick Flens (BLA) is now on the course.
Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ) is a solid leader on 76 points, but he can still be caught by Andrew Talansky (GRS), who lies 15 points behind him and should normally finish ahead of him in the time trial up Col d'Eze. Borut Bozic (AST) is one point behind Talansky bur probably missed his chance in the final sprint to Nice on stage 6.
Richie Porte (SKY) retained his yellow jersey thanks to a great teamwork by Vasili Kiryienka and David Lopez Garcia in the descent towards Nice in stage 6. The Australian tackles the climb to the Col d'Eze, above his residence of Monaco, with a 32 seconds lead over American Andrew Talansky (GRS). Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ) took the third place overall, 42 seconds adrift, thanks to his stage victory on Promenade des Anglais.
|13:40||Welcome on stage 7|
Welcome on the 7th and final stage of Paris-Nice, a 9.6-kms individual time trial from Nice to Col d'Eze.
Jersey wearers after the stage 7
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