PARIS-NICE (STAGE 7) Le Broc>>Valdeblore La Colmiane (119.2k)
Primoz Roglic has taken his third stage victory in Paris-Nice. The leader of Jumbo-Visma waited a long time in the queen stage to take his chance. The Swiss Gino Mäder seemed on the final climb on his way to the best victory of his career, but Roglic put a stop to it in the last meters of this tuff climb!! We also saw a remarkable Sam Bennet chasing points with “going up the road” in a mountain stage with 10 other riders including who else then “King of breaks” Thomas De Ghent (see photo below) Sam got 3 points at an intermediate sprint to keep his second in the point GC safe for another day…He will be starting in green again tomorrow as the leader of that competition is Roglic and he wears yellow. Tomorrow the last stage is again a climber stage and I wouldn’t be surprised the Slovenian wins again with such amazing form lately
Tirreno-Adriatico (Stage 4) Terni>>Prati di Tivo (148k)
Wout van Aert fought for every second in Tirreno-Adriatico on the tough final climb, but without the support of his teammates, he was no match for Tadej Pogacar. The Tour de France 2020 winner catapulted away alone and now has a 35-second bonus over Van Aert in the standings. With an amazing effort of Wout Van Aert who fought all the way to the finish and reduced the damage, but lost his jersey…He will start tomorrow in Green on another hard day in the mountains…3 more days to go, so still a chance of taking the blue jersey back. Ryan Mullen was 126th in a big group about 22minutes down, his efforts being in the first half of the race working for his team Trek.