5 conclusions from Paris-Nice

Paris-Nice 2021
(Image credit: Bettini)

Although like last year’s race, this 79th edition of Paris-Nice was affected by a rapid spread of the coronavirus, the organisers did at least manage to negotiate a path to complete a full eight stages, albeit with the final two were shortened.

As always, “the race to the sun” provided plenty of dramatic action, including Primoz Roglic's latest show of force that netted him three stage wins before he was ultimately undermined by two crashes on the final stage. That opened the door to 2020 champion Max Schachmann, who became the first rider to defend the title since Alexandre Vinokourov in 2003.

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