Mäder lays ghosts of Paris-Nice to rest with Giro d'Italia summit win

TOPSHOT Team Bahrain rider Switzerlands Gino Mader celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win during the sixth stage of the Giro dItalia 2021 cycling race 160 km between Grotte di Frasassi and Ascoli Piceno San Giacomo on May 13 2021 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Gino Mäder (Bahrain Victorious) celebrates his stage 6 win (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

If Gino Mäder (Bahrain Victorious) was determined that one thing would not happen to him again as he closed in to win stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia, it was that his personal history of the 2021 Paris-Nice would not repeat itself.

On stage 7 of Paris-Nice, Mäder was pipped to the line by Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) as the Slovenian star shot past him to claim the win.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.