Tratnik allmost in the Paris-Nice, Bonifazio won with a clear cap, Šiškevičius 18th
Updated: Mar 13
Jan Tratnik (Bahrein McLaren) was part of a 4 man breakeaway of this year's longest (227km) Paris-Nice stage today. At the final, he dropped his breakaway companions and continued alone inside the last 10km, but he was finally cought only 50m to go. Niccolo Bonifazio (Team Total Direct Energie) surprised everybody with his welltimed acceleration and won the stage ahead of Ivan Garcia Cortina (Bahrein McLaren) and Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe). All the main favorites of the race finished in the main field and there were no changes in the GC for the main contenders.
Evaldas Šiškevičius (Nippo Delko Provence One) finished 18th of the stage.
Tanel Kangert (EF Pro Cycling) and Krists Neilands (Israel Start Up Nation) are still holding in to 15th & 16 th position respectively in the GC. Tomorrow's 6th stage has more climbs in it and the last 6th climb (4.7km) of the day ends only 14km from the finish, but the main test will be the 16km long finishing climb on the 7th stage on Saturday.