Geraint Thomas maintained Team Sky's grip on Paris-Nice on Sunday, narrowly winning the 74th edition of the Race to the Sun on the aptly-named Promenade des Anglais for the British outfit's fourth victory in five years in the event. But it was a tense battle for the Welshman, harassed all day by Alberto Contador (Tinkoff), who attacked repeatedly on the last two climbs before finishing second in both the stage and overall, missing his third Paris-Nice crown by a slim four seconds....
"I was hoping for another result. I don't like second places. I did everything I could to make up for lost time and in the end I nearly won. Yesterday it didn't quite work but I told myself there were opportunities left to take today. We were really motivated and we tried everything. At last I'm confident I made the show even if I didn't succeed. In any case, Geraint Thomas played it well, he has a very strong Team Sky around him. But he could be beaten. The bright side is that I could see...
The race in videos
- Onboard - Étape 7 - Paris-Nice 2016
- Summary - Stage 7 (Nice / Nice) - Paris...
The race in pictures
Paris-Nice 2016 - 13/03/2016 - Etape 7 - Nice > Nice - (141 km) - Podium final, le maillot à pois, DUCHESNE Antoine, 2ème, CONTADOR Alberto, Tinkoff, le maillot jaune, THOMAS Geraint, Team SKY, 3ème PORTE Richie, BMC Racing Team, le maillot vert, MATTHEWS Michael, Orica GreenEDGE © ASO/G.Demouveaux
Nice: cycling under your skin
A significant cycling region will be playing host to the finish of the 74th edition of Paris-Nice once again. The...
Paris-Nice 2016 route
Running from Sunday March 6th to 13th 2016, the 74th Paris-Nice will be made up of 1 prologue and 7 stages and will cover a total distance of 1,290 kilometres.
The city stages
- Mont Brouilly
- La Madone d’Utelle
Jersey wearers after the stage 7
- 03/13Thomas fends off Contador challenge...
- 03/13Onboard - Étape 7 - Paris-Nice 2016
- 03/13Summary - Stage 7 (Nice / Nice) -...
- 03/13Alberto Contador: "I don"t like...
- 03/13Richie Porte: "A little surprise"
- 03/13Duchesne: "My greatest achievement"
- 03/13Tim Wellens: "A great victory"
- 03/13Geraint Thomas: "I'm over the moon"
- 03/12Sky ready to maintain Paris-Nice...
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