Roglic defends 'no gifts' style racing in Paris-Nice

Paris-Nice 2021 stage 7
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) wins stage 7 of Paris-Nice (Image credit: Getty Images)

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), already a stage winner twice in his first Paris-Nice outing is not one to give gifts. Even the maillot jaune and a 41 second lead over defending champion Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) were not enough and he mowed down lone escapee Gino Mäder (Bahrain Victorious) in sight of the finish of stage 7 of Paris-Nice on Valdeblore La Colmiane to take the stage and pad his lead by another 11 seconds.

Mäder admitted he was close to tears after being denied his first professional victory after being the last survivor of the early breakaway on the 119km stage and Roglic felt some sympathy for the Swiss rider.

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