Yellow jersey race goes downhill

The race for the yellow jersey is frequently decided on the slopes of France's daunting peaks, but rarely is it lost on the downhill side. Nevertheless, Saturday's stage of Paris-Nice saw race leader Robert Gesink lose the overall on the descent of the col de Tanneron. The Rabobank rider who flew up to the finish of Thursday's stage on the Mont Ventoux demonstrated that his climbing skills far outpace his ability to ride downhill quickly.

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