Stage summary14.03.2014 in 16:14Betancur in pole position for the final weekend
Carlos Betancur(ALM) emerged as the clear favourite to win the 72nd edition of Paris-Nice after his second back-to-back stage victory in Fayence, handing him the race leader's yellow jersey at the expense of Geraint Thomas (SKY) on Friday.read more
interview14.03.2014 in 17:14Betancur - "I'm a very ambitious rider"
"I knew it was going to be long day, with a lot of kilometres, but that the finale suited me. My AG2R team were very cohesive and this is the result of their great work. It would have been difficult to do better than we did today.
I think Geraint Thomas remains one of my most dangerous rivals as well as Nibali but AG2R are among the best teams to help me in the mountains and to defend the yellow jersey.
(Former Italian pro) Michele Bartoli is like a father for me, I live one...
Sporting stakes13.03.2014 in 16:48To make history again?
Fayence remains famous in the history of Paris-Nice for Alberto Contador's spectacular faltering in the 2009 edition but Friday's sixth stage, the longest this year at 221.5 km, has all it takes to make history. The general classification could hardly be tighter with 20 riders inside 20 seconds and the terrain is probably the most favourable this year for attacks and chances to take time. Geraint Thomas was fearing for his yellow jersey in yesterday's stage, thinking that sprinters like John...read more
Jersey wearers after the stage 8
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