Crash mode activation stalls Cavagna attack at Paris-Nice

CHIROUBLES FRANCE MARCH 10 Remi Cavagna of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Luis Leon Sanchez Gil of Spain and Team Astana Premier Tech during the 79th Paris Nice 2021 Stage 4 a 1875km stage from ChalonSurSane to Chiroubles 702m ParisNice on March 10 2021 in Chiroubles France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Remi Cavagna of Deceuninck-QuickStep had mechanical halt his late attack on stage 4 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-QuickStep) suffered a second frustration in the space of 24 hours at Paris-Nice as his late attack on stage 4 was brought to an abrupt halt when he got stuck in the wrong gear. 

The Frenchman was attempting to rebound from the disappointment of the previous day's time trial, where he finished second by a mere 0.83 seconds, having had to touch the brakes when passing his minute man. 

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