Simon Yates claimed his first win of 2017, attacking alone to win a hilly stage 6 at Paris-Nice, and Julian Alaphilippe fought hard to keep
The 34-year-old Spaniard will need big rides in the three climbing stages, Friday-Sunday, that conclude the race.
Faced with a stiff headwind, Andre Greipel out-smarts and overpowers the Paris-Nice sprinters to win stage 5.
"The Gorilla" André Greipel sprints to victory in stage 5 of Paris-Nice, beating Milano-Sanremo champion Arnaud Démare in Bourg-de-Péage.
Julian Alaphilippe claims his first win of 2017, beating Alberto Contador in Paris-Nice's individual time trial to Mont Brouilly.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe wins on home turf Wednesday, beating two-time Paris-Nice champ Alberto Contador and taking the overall lead.
Irishman Sam Bennett gets the better of Alexander Kristoff, Marcel Kittel, and other top sprinters in Paris-Nice stage 3.
Sam Bennett stunned the sprint heavies Tuesday, winning his first career WorldTour race in stage 3 of Paris-Nice.
Fierce, howling crosswinds ripped apart the peloton in the opening two days of racing at the annual ride through France.