Benoot won the Paris-Nice's 6th stage, dominated by Sunweb. Kangert 9th in GC
It was a hard 161,5km long stage from Sorgues to Apt today in the Paris-Nice. There was a very strong breakaway with Romain Bardet (Ag2r LaMondiale) ahead of the race for most of the stage, but things started to happen in the bunch already more than 40km to go, Sunweb started to launch their attacks- Nikias Arndt at first, then Sören Kragh Andersen and finally Tiesj Benoot, who finished it off with the stage win. The second place belong to his teammate Michael Matthews, he was the fastest from the chasing 11 men strong group.
The race leader Maximillian Schachmann (Bora hansgrohe) crashed inside the final kilometer in a downhill bend, but was able to finish and got the same time with other race favourites.
Tanel Kangert (EF Pro Cycling) was 15th of the stage and climbed to 9th in the GC.
There were many riders going home today before and after the race as many riders and teams are afraid that they will get stuck behind borders, if more serious decisions are taken in the fight against coronavirus. Krists Neilands (Israel Start Up Nation) left the race too with his teammates. Evaldas Šiškevičius and Ramunas Navardauskas from Nippo Delko Provence One are still in the race.
The race organiser ASO announced that tomorrow's stage is the last of this year's Paris-Nice. The 166km long stage will have a 16km long finishing climb and it will be the decisive one in the GC.