Team Quick Step left Nice happy after the final 119km stage of Paris-Nice on Sunday. Sylvain Chavanel and Kevin Seeldraeyers defended two leaders' jerseys. Chavanel took home the green points jersey and finished third overall while Seeldraeyers claimed the title of best young rider after he finished seventh overall.
Despite a crash with about 15 km to go, Chavanel took third position in the general standings and won the points classification ahead of Alberto Contador and Antonio Colom.
"In today's stage I lost the overall second place," said Chavanel after the finish, "but I can't be disappointed. It's my best Paris-Nice ever. I won the white jersey in this race in 2003, and this year the green one, and I took third place on the podium with a stage victory. What more can I ask for?"
"It was not easy," said the 22-year-old Belgian Seeldraeyers of his race. "The stage was hard and now I have to say that I'm really tired, however satisfied!
"It was my first Paris-Nice and also the first best young rider jersey of my career. I'm very proud of it."
The Quick Step team finished fifth overall.