Vansevenant doesn’t give up at Paris-Nice

Vansevenant doesn’t give up at Paris-Nice

Rain, cold temperatures and strong made for an unfamiliar welcome in Nice, from where stage 8 got underway. Together with Côte de Levens, Côte de Châteauneuf, Côte de Berre les Alpes, Côte de Peille and Col d’Èze – all crammed in just 116 kilometers – the weather made for a race of attrition that took its toll on many riders.

One of these was Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl’s Mauri Vansevenant, who before the start was lying in 15th place after a couple of strong performances in the mountains. The Belgian crashed on the wet roads of the descent leading to the second classified climbs of the day and despite getting back in the saddle, he found himself in no man’s land, trailing by several minutes a strong 21-man group containing many of the general classification favourites.

Despite any chance of a good result slipping away from him, Mauri summoned the strength needed to carry on and completed the stage, arriving on the famous Promenade des Anglais completely exhausted, but with his morale high having overcome one of the toughest challenges he has faced in his short pro career.

“I’m happy for Mauri, for what he showed today. It’s been a hard Paris-Nice, but he did well, learned a lot and it’s something it will stay with him for the rest of his career. Overall, it was a difficult race for us. We had a promising start after Fabio’s win, but then many of the riders got sick and had to drop out. But this is cycling and all that we can do is come back stronger and focus on the next races”, said Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl sports director Tom Steels.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Simon Yates
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
2:52:59
2 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
0:09
3 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
0:09
4 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
1:44
5 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team DSM
1:44
6 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
1:44
7 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R Citroën Team
1:44
8 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
1:44
9 Wout Poels
Bahrain - Victorious
1:44
10 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Cofidis
1:44
57 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
17:43
DNF Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
-02:52:59
DNF Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
-02:52:59
1 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
29:19:15
2 Simon Yates
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:29
3 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
INEOS Grenadiers
2:37
4 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
3:29
5 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Team Arkéa Samsic
3:43
6 Jack Haig
Bahrain - Victorious
3:51
7 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Cofidis
4:52
8 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
5:43
9 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis
5:48
10 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R Citroën Team
6:32
20 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
22:51
1 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
72 pt
2 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
50 pt
3 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
44 pt
4 Simon Yates
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
33 pt
5 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
31 pt
6 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
18 pt
7 Pierre Latour
TotalEnergies
16 pt
8 Franck Bonnamour
16 pt
9 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
INEOS Grenadiers
15 pt
10 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
12 pt
34 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
44 pt
2 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
24 pt
3 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
22 pt
4 Simon Yates
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
14 pt
5 Quentin Pacher
Groupama - FDJ
13 pt
6 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
12 pt
7 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
INEOS Grenadiers
11 pt
8 Victor Koretzky
9 pt
9 Owain Doull
EF Education-EasyPost
7 pt
10 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
6 pt
1 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
29:24:58
2 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
2:30
3 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
4:22
4 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
17:08
5 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
20:45
6 Fred Wright
Bahrain - Victorious
28:09
7 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
30:05
8 Finn Fisher-Black
UAE Team Emirates
41:50
9 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
52:57
10 Tobias Bayer
Alpecin-Fenix
1:02:59
1 UAE Team Emirates 88:19:56
2 INEOS Grenadiers 7:32
3 Jumbo-Visma 13:10
4 Bahrain - Victorious 20:33
5 Trek - Segafredo 37:31
6 TotalEnergies 38:40
7 Movistar Team 44:16
8 Team Arkéa Samsic 49:51
9 Team DSM 50:24
10 Groupama - FDJ 53:50

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