19 km from the finish of the last stage, the Slovenian leads everyone away. Stage victory (the third) and success of the stage race. At 33″ arrive Vingegaard and Gaudu
Dominant. Devastating. Fun. Insatiable. Adjectives abound for Tadej Pogacar’s new solo. The Slovenian won his third stage at Paris-Nice, also taking the general classification. In the 118.4km Nice-Nice race, the 24-year-old from UAE Emirates made a gap with 19km to go on the ascent of the Col d’Eze. Behind Pogacar, 33” late, is Jonas Vingegaard who preceded the French David Gaudu in the vault of the beaten track.
With the victory of the Paris-Nice Pogacar becomes one of the riders capable of winning both the Tirreno-Adriatico and the French race in his career. He joins a small club which includes champions of the caliber of Contador, Rebellin, Rominger. An exciting start to the season for the Slovenian with an early season balance that speaks of 9 successes in 13 days of competition. The best way to approach the Milan-San Remo scheduled for Saturday.
1. Tadej Pogacar (Slo, Uae Emirates) in 2.51’02”
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Dan, Jumbo-Visma) at 33”
3. David Gaudu (Fra, Groupama-Fdj) at 33”
4. Simon Yates (GB, Team Jayco AlUla) at 33”
5. Matteo Jorgenson (USA, Movistar) at 33”
1. Tadej Pogacar (Slo, Uae Emirates) in 24.01’38”
2. David Gaudu (Fra, Groupama-Fdj) at 53”
3. Jonas Vingegaard (Dan, Jumbo-Visma) at 1’39”
4. Simon Yates (GB, Team Jayco AlUla) at 2’14”
5. Gino Mader (Svi, Bahrain Victorius) at 2’56”
March 12 – 3.20pm
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