The final sprint battle in Paris is as much a test of positioning through the vital final chicane and a rider's ability to endure 20 grueling stages as it is of their top top-end speed.
Michael Matthews was disappointed after he finished seventh place in the sprint on Wednesday. Reporter Rob Arnold was there to chronicle the moment
Sunweb staff is relieved Matthews didn't suffer worse injuries in crosswinds crash during Paris-Nice stage 1.
Michael Matthews sprints to his first WorldTour one-day victory, timing his winning kick perfectly on the long uphill finish.