"I suffered a lot. I want to thank everyone who made it possible, my team-mates and my wife. This is the greatest victory in my career and to win it like this at the last meter of Paris-Nice is simply unbelievable. Paris-Nice is such a great race and there were so many great rivals like Alberto Contador. It was tough, but I didn't ask myself any questions. I knew I had to suffer until the last minutes but I had to do it for myself an for the greatness of Colombian cycling."
Sergio Henao: "I suffered a lot"
interview12.03.2017Stage 8- Nice / Nice
History repeated itself on Sunday for Team Sky's Sergio Henao and Alberto Contador, who battled it out in a nail-biting final stage of Paris-Nice before the Spaniard was forced to concede defeat for two seconds. Already beaten a year ago by a slim four-second margin by another Team Sky rider, Geraint Thomas, the 2007 and 2010 winner of the Race to the Sun again failed by the blink of an eye as the British outfit conquered their fifth final victory in six years with four different riders....
"The first goal was to secure the polka-dot jersey and I managed to do it in the stage. The gap never went up too much and we knew that Cote de Peille and Col d'Eze are ideal for attacks and that's what happened again when Contador went. A stage win would have been icing on the cake but Contador was too strong. It was a good day, a great show, which proved that short stages could be exciting. I spend a pleasant day on the bike."
Jersey wearers after the stage 8
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