By Susan Westemeyer
Italian Davide Rebellin is slowly working his way up in the Paris-Nice. The Gerolsteiner captain moved up to ninth in GC after Tuesday's second stage, only 13 seconds behind leader Franco Pellizotti.
Rebellin and youngster Thomas Fothen finished in the first group, two seconds behind the winner. "That was good today, the team rode really well," said Director Sportif Udo Bölts. "Davide is coming along well. And Thomas was very strong again and supported his captain well in the finale."