2. stage of this year's Paris-Nice was in advance not destined to be a nøgleetape in relation to the total victory.
But how did it delete, not at all.
Sidevinden split the ad, and it was a reduced group, without many forhåndsfavoritter, who came to the goal.
Trek-Segafredos Vincenzo Nibali were with - well protected and helped by, among others, the Danish world champion Mads Pedersen - and although the Italian took the stage victory, which went to NTT's Giacomo Nizzolo, so got the Italian distanced several competitors for the overall victory.
Among other Nairo Quintana and Julian Alaphilippe, who both had accidents in the form of crash and puncture, since sidevinden really played the riders again.
It did it with about 30 km to the goal race, where Mads Pedersen was one of the most active front in the field. Along with several other tempomaskiner arranged for him to go was constantly high.
It cost in the past in the field, and broke into several parts.
Forrest had Mads Pedersen in the company of his captain Vincenzo Nibali, one of the only ones with them-the ambitions of the appearance of the possibility to eliminate some competitors.
Why was Mads Pedersen directed forward and the tactic succeeded.
The Danish world champion slammed back and made sure that the heavily decimated jagtende group behind had only visual contact and to the main panel threw barely a minute and a half.
at the Front it was, however, a sprinteropgør between Nizzolo and German Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), while Pedersen's teammate Jasper Stuyven took the third place.
But it did not really fly in the Pedersen's delight.
- We had been told on the radio that now came sidevinden. We saw that we had all of them, we should, and then we could just as well open.
- It is a successful day - we would have won with Jasper. When the splitter finally, we were not (Alex) Kirsch with, and he should have done some of my work
- But it was nice to run a little crosswind, and to see that his legs were better than yesterday, said Mads Pedersen for the Danish TV2.
Mads Würtz Schmidt (Israel Startup Nation) drove himself into a 6.-space and advanced to the exactly also the position in the general classification, still kept by German Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), while Vincenzo Nibali is the best placed of the favorites 28 seconds after.
on Tuesday, there is again a flat stage, which on paper is for the sprinters before the 15-km-long individual time trial on Wednesday. The race ends Sunday in Nice.
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