Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Leaders at the start
Race leader Luis León Sánchez took the start line with best young rider Marc Soler. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Henao #1
2017 Paris-Nice champion Sergio Henao gets to ride with the #1 number plate for the 2018 edition. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Astana leads
Luis Leon Sanchez tucked into the Astana train. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Mechanical
Fabio Sabatini needed some mechanical assistance in stage 5. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Mechanical
The problem was addressed by a Quick-Step Floors mechanic and Sabatini was back on the road. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Four-man break
Julien El Fares led a four-man break on stage 5. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Declercq
Tim Declercq and the Quick-Step Floors team is hoping for a high GC placing from Julien Alaphilippe. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Politt in the break
Nils Politt attacked out of the break just prior of the final climb of the day. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Politt attack
Nils Politt went clear of the break but was later joined by Jerome Cousin when he bridged across on the final climb. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Cousin sprints
Jérôme Cousin sat on Nils Politt’s wheel for the last 10 kilometers refusing to work until the final 200 meters when he came around Politt to take the stage. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Cousin wins
Jérôme Cousin celebrated a tactical victory in Sisteron. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Politt finish
Nils Politt was the key to the break surviving in stage 5 but came up short of the win. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Cousin podium
Jérôme Cousin got his first World Tour win on stage 5 of Paris-Nice. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Paris-Nice 2018, stage 5: Sanchez podium
Luis León Sánchez leads the overall at Paris-Nice after 5 stages of racing. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images