Michael Mørkøv in the break at Paris-Nice

Michael Mørkøv in the break at Paris-Nice

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl started the hardest stage of the race so far with just five riders – after Classics specialists Yves Lampaert and Zdenek Stybar were forced to abandon due to sinusitis – and continued it by being represented by Michael Mørkøv in the ten-man breakaway that zipped clear after just a couple of kilometers.

The experienced Dane – Olympic and World Champion in the spectacular Madison race last season – helped the escapees take out their margin to more than six minutes before dropping out from that leading group on the tough slopes of Col de la Mûre (7.6km, 8.3%), where the lighter riders began attacking.

A debutant at Paris-Nice, Mauri Vansevenant carried the flag for Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl on the final two ascents of the stage, even countering an attack with around twenty kilometers to go, that kept the favourites’ group together. The 22-year-old Belgian finished in Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut together with the GC contenders some six minutes behind winner Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) and made a huge jump in the overall standings, sitting in 16th place with three stages to go.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
4:53:30
2 Franck Bonnamour
1:58
3 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
1:58
4 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
2:30
5 Laurent Pichon
Team Arkéa Samsic
4:01
6 Anthony Turgis
TotalEnergies
4:02
7 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
4:57
8 Owain Doull
EF Education-EasyPost
4:57
9 Pierre Latour
TotalEnergies
5:43
10 Quentin Pacher
Groupama - FDJ
5:43
13 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
5:43
38 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:04
78 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
17:28
95 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
24:22
116 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
24:22
DNS Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
-04:53:30
DNS Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
-04:53:30
1 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
16:50:28
2 Simon Yates
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:39
3 Pierre Latour
TotalEnergies
0:41
4 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
INEOS Grenadiers
0:56
5 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:59
6 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
1:11
7 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team DSM
1:26
8 Jack Haig
Bahrain - Victorious
1:35
9 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Team Arkéa Samsic
1:45
10 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Cofidis
2:01
16 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:56
47 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
13:32
96 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
34:06
100 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
35:11
113 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
44:40
1 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
47 pt
2 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
29 pt
3 Christophe Laporte
Jumbo-Visma
27 pt
4 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
26 pt
5 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
19 pt
6 Pierre Latour
TotalEnergies
16 pt
7 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
15 pt
8 Franck Bonnamour
13 pt
9 Bryan Coquard
Cofidis
12 pt
10 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
11 pt
30 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3 pt
37 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
39 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
28 pt
2 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
20 pt
3 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
12 pt
4 Matthew Holmes
Lotto Soudal
12 pt
5 Alexis Gougeard
7 pt
6 Owain Doull
EF Education-EasyPost
7 pt
7 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
6 pt
8 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
6 pt
9 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
6 pt
10 Franck Bonnamour
6 pt
24 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
16:52:53
2 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:31
3 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
0:33
4 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:43
5 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
5:26
6 Fred Wright
Bahrain - Victorious
6:32
7 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
6:59
8 Yevgeniy Fedorov
Astana Qazaqstan Team
8:23
9 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
10:59
10 Johan Jacobs
Movistar Team
11:26
1 UAE Team Emirates 50:33:06
2 TotalEnergies 1:58
3 INEOS Grenadiers 4:49
4 Team Arkéa Samsic 10:06
5 Bahrain - Victorious 10:44
6 Cofidis 10:52
7 Movistar Team 10:58
8 Jumbo-Visma 11:30
9 Lotto Soudal 12:49
10 Trek - Segafredo 14:26

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