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March 17/19 21:11 pm - Paris-Nice: Stage 8 and Final GC


Posted by Editoress on 03/17/19
 

Harassed all day by a formidable Nairo Quintana, Egan Bernal (Sky) kept his cool to win the 77th edition of Paris-Nice at 22. While some expected Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quick Step) to challenge the young Colombian in this finale around Nice, it was Quintana who led a fierce battle, à la Contador, to try and topple his compatriot. But Team Sky were too solid and won the Race to the Sun for the 6th time in the last seven years. Quintana was rewarded for his efforts by a second place at the end of the final stage won on Promenade des Anglais by Spain's Ion Izagirre (Astana)

De Gendt takes polka-dot
129 riders started at 14:06 from Nice. Four riders did not start, Tony Gallopin (AG2R), Alexander Kristoff (UAE), Daniel McLay (Education First) and Christophe Laporte (Cofidis). On the first climb of the day, a group of 37 riders emerged after a chase of Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick Step): Soler, Annacona, Carretero (Movistar), Yates, Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott), Lopez, Houle, Ion Izagirre, Sanchez (Astana), De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Pozzovivo, Colbrelli, Garcia, Teuns (Bahrain-Merida), Konrad, Grosschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe), Naesen (AG2R), Sergio Henao (UAE), Bernard, (Trek-Segafredo) Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Zakarin, Politt, Spilak (Katusha), Gesbert, Moinard (Arkea Samsic), Martinez, Van Garderen (Education First), Kelderman (Sunweb), Edet, Perrichon (Cofidis), Antunes, De Marchi (CCC), Calmejane, Hivert (Direct Energie), Pacher (Vital Concept), El Fares (Delko-Marseille-Provence). At the top of the Cote de Levens, Thomas De Gendt, picked up seven points and strengthened his grip on the KOM leader jersey.

Quintana attacks
In the descent Matteo Trentin broke clear and reached the top of Cote de Chateauneuf (2nd cat, km 36.5) with a 10 second lead over his former breakaway companions. Tejay van Garderen (Education First) and Julien El Fares (Delko-Marseille-Provence) chased him on the 2nd category Col de Calaison and reached the top alongside the European champion with a 30-second lead over their former breakaway companions. On the 1st category Cote de Peille, when Tejay van Garderen went on his own, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) surged away from the front of the peloton and joined forces with team-mates Marc Soler and Hector Carrretero to try and upset Team Sky and his compatriot Egan Bernal. At the top of the climb, the hyperactive Quintana was leading a group of 12, comprising himself, last year's winner Marc Soler (Movistar), stage 5 winner Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Van Garderen, Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), Ion Izagirre (Astana), 2009 winner Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana), Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida), Felix Grossschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe), Oliver Naesen (AG2R), Stage 7 winner Daniel Martinez (Education First) and Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb).

Izagirre wins stage
With a 50 second lead over the Bernal bunch, Quintana found himself the virtual leader of the Race to the Sun and he moved closer by winning the intermediate sprint of La Turbie (km 78.5) to cut his gap with Bernal to 43 seconds. On the Col d'Eze, where he lost team-mate Soler, Quintana took the race into his hands, reaching the top in the front with a 55 seconds lead over the yellow jersey group. On the descent, the former Giro and Vuelta winner joined forces with Education First Daniel Martinez and Tejay Van Garderen and the gap remained around 55 seconds. On the descent to Nice, Quintana expressed discontent at his breakaway companions for not working with him and Ion Izagirre, 4th in Paris-Nice last year, responded by attacking on a road on which he crashed a year ago. The Spaniard went on his own to clinch a brilliant stage win, yet another for his Astana team. Behind him, the Bernal group controlled and limited the damage, allowing the young Colombian to claim the most prestigious win of his career with a 39 second advantage over Quintana and 1:03 over his team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski, who worked for him all day.

 

Lone Canadian entry, Hougo Houle (Astana Pro Team) finished 38th on teh stage at 6:00 back and ended the race in 21st overall at 15:20 back.

 

Egan Bernal (Team Sky)
Green Jersey: Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)
Polka Dot Jersey: Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal)
White Jersey: Egan Bernal (Team Sky)

 

Results

Stage 8: Nice to Nice, 110 km
1 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Esp) Astana Pro Team 2:41:10
2 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale zt 0:18
3 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:18
4 Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First 0:18
5 Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:18
6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:18
7 Luis León Sanchez (Esp) Astana Pro Team 0:18
8 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 0:20
9 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education First 0:20
10 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:22
11 Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 0:26
12 Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:26
13 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:26
14 George Bennett (NZl) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:26
15 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:26
16 Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:26
17 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky 0:26
18 Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida 0:26
19 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky 0:26
20 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie 1:17
21 Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkéa-Samsic 1:23
22 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha Alpecin 1:41
23 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CCC Team 1:43
24 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky 1:45
25 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 1:55
26 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:57
27 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Sky 2:41
28 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 4:05
29 Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC Team 4:05
30 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 4:05
31 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Esp) Mitchelton-Scott 4:05
32 Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 4:40
33 Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 6:00
34 Quentin Pacher (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 6:00
35 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 6:00
36 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6:00
37 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 6:00
38 Hugo Houle (Can) Astana Pro Team 6:00
39 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 6:00
40 Ivan Garcia (Esp) Bahrain-Merida 6:00
41 Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6:00
42 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 6:00
43 Victor De La Parte (Esp) CCC Team 6:00
44 Amael Moinard (Fra) Team Arkéa-Samsic 6:00
45 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 7:32
46 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott 8:38
47 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 8:38
48 Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team 8:38
49 Hector Carretero (Esp) Movistar Team 8:38
50 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC Team 9:15
51 Marc Soler (Esp) Movistar Team 9:15
52 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 10:30
53 Sergio Henao (Col) UAE Team Emirates 10:30
54 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky 10:30
55 Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Sky 10:30
56 Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 11:01
57 Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha Alpecin 12:02
58 Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Direct Energie 12:02
59 Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie 12:02
60 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 12:02
61 Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 12:02
62 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 12:02
63 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ 12:02
64 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Arkéa-Samsic 12:02
65 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-Merida 12:02
66 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 12:02
67 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha Alpecin 12:02
68 Jesper Hansen (Den) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 12:02
69 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 12:02
70 Imanol Erviti (Esp) Movistar Team 12:02
71 Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education First 12:02
72 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo 12:02
73 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 14:12
74 Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro Team 14:12
75 Casper Pedersen (Den) Team Sunweb 14:46
76 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 16:40
77 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha Alpecin 16:40
78 Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 16:40
79 John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo 16:40
80 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 16:40
81 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 16:40
82 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 16:40
83 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team 16:40
84 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 16:40
85 Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 16:40
86 Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension Data 16:40
87 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ 16:40
88 Reto Hollenstein (Sui) Team Katusha Alpecin 16:40
89 Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 16:40
90 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 16:40
91 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 16:40
92 Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 16:40
93 Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team Jumbo-Visma 16:40
94 Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 16:40
95 Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First 16:40
96 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 16:40
97 Patrick Müller (Sui) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 16:40
98 Will Barta (USA) CCC Team 16:40
99 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 16:40
100 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal 16:40
101 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data 16:40
102 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data 16:40
103 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal 16:40
104 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 16:40
105 Anthony Turgis (Fra) Direct Energie 16:40
106 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 16:40
107 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 16:40
108 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 16:40
109 Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 16:40
110 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 16:40
111 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UAE Team Emirates 16:40
112 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Movistar Team 16:40
113 André Greipel (Ger) Team Arkéa-Samsic 16:40
114 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Direct Energie 16:40
115 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team Sunweb 16:40
116 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 16:40
117 Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott 18:39
118 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 21:58
DNF Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott
DNF Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
DNF Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNF Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNF Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNF Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quick-Step
DNF Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
DNF Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb
DNF Damien Gaudin (Fra) Direct Energie
DNF Kevin Reza (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel
DNF Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNS Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNS Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
DNS Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First
DNS Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
 
Final GC
1 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky 29:17:02
2 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team at 0:39
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky 1:03
4 Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 1:21
5 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:45
6 George Bennett (NZl) Team Jumbo-Visma 2:20
7 Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 3:02
8 Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 3:06
9 Luis León Sanchez (Esp) Astana Pro Team 3:12
10 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha Alpecin 4:07
11 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 4:07
12 Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 4:10
13 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 5:36
14 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb 5:57
15 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 6:19
16 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 7:28
17 Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida 7:37
18 Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First 9:27
19 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education First 12:31
20 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 14:23
21 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Esp) Astana Pro Team 14:52
22 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14:56
23 Hugo Houle (Can) Astana Pro Team 15:20
24 Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 19:32
25 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 22:30
26 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 22:42
27 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CCC Team 22:59
28 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 23:44
29 Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC Team 24:38
30 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 25:41
31 Sergio Henao (Col) UAE Team Emirates 26:12
32 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky 26:23
33 Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team 27:34
34 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 29:13
35 Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 29:52
36 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 29:57
37 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 30:21
38 Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkéa-Samsic 30:24
39 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 30:34
40 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 31:56
41 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Sky 31:57
42 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie 34:24
43 Victor De La Parte (Esp) CCC Team 35:02
44 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC Team 35:29
45 Quentin Pacher (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 36:20
46 Ivan Garcia (Esp) Bahrain-Merida 36:47
47 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 36:56
48 Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha Alpecin 37:22
49 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 37:54
50 Marc Soler (Esp) Movistar Team 38:55
51 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott 39:00
52 Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data 41:50
53 Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 43:12
54 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo 43:54
55 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 45:53
56 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Esp) Mitchelton-Scott 47:36
57 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky 48:04
58 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 48:15
59 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha Alpecin 49:19
60 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-Merida 49:19
61 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 50:12
62 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 51:15
63 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Direct Energie 52:08
64 Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 52:57
65 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 54:24
66 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 54:49
67 Jesper Hansen (Den) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 56:00
68 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal 56:15
69 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 57:03
70 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 57:27
71 Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro Team 59:00
72 Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 59:19
73 Anthony Turgis (Fra) Direct Energie 59:23
74 Amael Moinard (Fra) Team Arkéa-Samsic 59:40
75 John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo 59:57
76 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 1:01:24
77 Hector Carretero (Esp) Movistar Team 1:01:39
78 Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 1:01:41
79 Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:02:26
80 Imanol Erviti (Esp) Movistar Team 1:02:30
81 Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Sky 1:03:13
82 Reto Hollenstein (Sui) Team Katusha Alpecin 1:04:22
83 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Arkéa-Samsic 1:04:29
84 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1:06:01
85 Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 1:07:01
86 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 1:07:06
87 Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team Jumbo-Visma 1:07:34
88 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ 1:08:17
89 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team 1:08:43
90 Patrick Müller (Sui) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 1:09:07
91 Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First 1:09:09
92 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 1:09:29
93 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha Alpecin 1:09:38
94 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Movistar Team 1:09:45
95 André Greipel (Ger) Team Arkéa-Samsic 1:09:58
96 Casper Pedersen (Den) Team Sunweb 1:10:02
97 Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott 1:10:33
98 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team Sunweb 1:10:46
99 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 1:11:18
100 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:11:55
101 Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie 1:13:47
102 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ 1:14:38
103 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 1:14:49
104 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 1:14:53
105 Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Direct Energie 1:15:27
106 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 1:16:52
107 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data 1:17:16
108 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 1:19:12
109 Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education First 1:20:01
110 Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:21:16
111 Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 1:22:56
112 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:25:59
113 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UAE Team Emirates 1:27:06
114 Will Barta (USA) CCC Team 1:29:19
115 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-Quick-Step 1:29:34
116 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel 1:31:19
117 Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 1:37:17
118 Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension Data 1:37:27

 

 

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