March 10-17, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Nice, Road - WorldTour

Sam Bennett wins stage 6 as Kwiatkowski maintains overall lead

Egan Bernal (Team Sky) claimed his second WorldTour title after taking overall victory at Paris-Nice. Bernal withstood a long-range attack from Nairo Quintana (Movistar) to keep a hold of the yellow jersey he had taken the day before. Quintana had to settle for second place overall with Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) moving up to third place. 

The final stage of Paris-Nice has been a dramatic showdown in recent years and organisers decided to keep the short, explosive parcours that has helped deliver it. At just 110 kilometres, the stage was full gas almost from the start and a large group of 37 riders escaped on the second climb of the day. 

Quintana had three teammates in the move and bridged across to them midway through the stage. At times, Quintana had the virtual race lead but he would not be able to hold onto the time needed to overhaul Bernal in the standings. 

Meanwhile, Ion Izagirre (Astana) had been in the breakaway all day and he took his opportunity to strike out alone in the final kilometres. He avoided crashing, as he had done on this stage last year, and had plenty of time to celebrate his stage win.

Brief Paris-Nice stage 8 results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team2:41:10 
2Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:18 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb  
4Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First  
5Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
6Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
7Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
8Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:20 
9Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education First  
10Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:22 
General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky29:17:02 
2Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:39 
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:01:03 
4Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:21 
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:45 
6George Bennett (NZl) Team Jumbo-Visma0:02:20 
7Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:03:02 
8Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:03:06 
9Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:03:12 
10Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:04:07 
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