A stage for the attackers at Paris-Nice

A stage for the attackers at Paris-Nice

Mantes-la-Ville, a small town in the Yvelines department, located some 50 kilometers from the country’s capital, welcomed the bunch for the start of the 80th edition, which got underway Sunday afternoon with a 159.8km stage that on paper should have belonged to the sprinters, but witnessed a completely different scenario four hours later.

The day’s main difficulty was always going to be Côte de Breuil Bois Robert, a 1.2km climb averaging 6% which awaited the riders inside the final ten kilometers. Before reaching its bottom, two breakaway groups animated the stage, both being caught thanks the effort of a coalition of teams, including Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, whose Iljo Keisse did again a top job.

When the pace intensified on the final hill of the stage, the likes of Fabio Jakobsen and Zdenek Stybar were in a good position as the group was thinning out with every meter ticked off. The latter responded to a sudden acceleration that came 700 meters from the top and managed to remain with the small group that rode clear from the peloton until close to the top of the hill. While at the front Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) claimed the victory, what was left of the peloton arrived some 20-odd seconds later, and Florian Sénéchal sprinted to his second top 10 of the season, after last weekend’s ninth place in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Christophe Laporte
Jumbo-Visma
3:48:38
2 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
3 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
4 Pierre Latour
TotalEnergies
0:19
5 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
0:22
6 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:22
7 Iván García Cortina
Movistar Team
0:22
8 Fred Wright
Bahrain - Victorious
0:22
9 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:22
10 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:22
45 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:22
49 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:22
70 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:22
72 Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:38
146 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:46
147 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:46
1 Christophe Laporte
Jumbo-Visma
3:48:28
2 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
0:04
3 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
0:06
4 Pierre Latour
TotalEnergies
0:29
5 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
0:32
6 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:32
7 Iván García Cortina
Movistar Team
0:32
8 Fred Wright
Bahrain - Victorious
0:32
9 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:32
10 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:32
45 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:32
49 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:32
70 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:32
72 Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:48
146 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:56
147 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6:56
1 Christophe Laporte
Jumbo-Visma
15 pt
2 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
12 pt
3 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
9 pt
4 Pierre Latour
TotalEnergies
7 pt
5 Yevgeniy Fedorov
Astana Qazaqstan Team
6 pt
6 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
6 pt
7 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
5 pt
8 Iván García Cortina
Movistar Team
4 pt
9 Fred Wright
Bahrain - Victorious
3 pt
10 Alexis Gougeard
3 pt
13 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Matthew Holmes
Lotto Soudal
6 pt
2 Aimé De Gendt
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
4 pt
3 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
3 pt
4 Alexis Gougeard
3 pt
5 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
2 pt
6 Frederik Frison
Lotto Soudal
2 pt
7 Christophe Laporte
Jumbo-Visma
1 pt
8 Yevgeniy Fedorov
Astana Qazaqstan Team
1 pt
9 Senne Leysen
Alpecin-Fenix
1 pt
10 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
3:49:00
2 Fred Wright
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
3 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
4 Samuele Battistella
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:00
5 Nils Eekhoff
Team DSM
0:00
6 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
0:00
7 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
8 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
0:00
9 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
10 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:00
11 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
1 Jumbo-Visma 11:25:54
2 TotalEnergies 1:03
3 Trek - Segafredo 1:06
4 Movistar Team 1:06
5 AG2R Citroën Team 1:06
6 Bahrain - Victorious 1:06
7 Cofidis 1:06
8 Team DSM 1:06
9 Groupama - FDJ 1:06
10 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 1:06

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