Sky's Sergio Henao took a narrow overall victory at Paris-Nice on Sunday, finishing the eight-day race with a mere two-second advantage over Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo). Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors) rounded out the GC podium in third.
Contador attacked the GC favourites with over 50 kilometres left to race, soon forming a lead group that worked up a gap of a minute over a yellow jersey-wearing Henao, and even picking up a few bonus seconds along the way. Henao clawed back much of the advantage in the final kilometres, however, tightening the race up as Contador prepared to contest a two-man sprint for the stage victory.
Quick-Step Floors' David de la Cruz bested Contador at the line, claiming the all-important 10 bonus seconds on offer at the finish, leaving Contador with a six-second bonus for second place. 21 seconds later, Henao arrived just in the nick of time to defend the jersey by two seconds, wrapping up the overall victory.
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