Richie Porte (BMC) avenged his woes in the beginning of Paris-Nice with a spectacular stage win at Col de la Couillole, the highest ever finish of the Race to the Sun on Saturday. While the Australian, who lost more than 15 minutes in the echelons, rain and wind of the first two stages, was no threat overall, Colombian Sergio Henao (Sky) made the best of the day's three first-category climbs to finish fourth in the stage and take the yellow jersey away from Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe...
"It was a very fast stage with several hard climbs at full speed and this long final ascent. The team did a great job and now we hold this jersey. Every rider dreams of winning Paris-Nice and of wearing this yellow jersey. We'll see what we can do tomorrow. Colombian riders are doing great right now. I hope everything will be alright for Nairo in Tirreno and for me here."
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The stage in pictures
Paris-Nice 2017 - 11/03/2017 - Etape 7 - Nice / Col de la Couillole (177km) - Richie PORTE (BMC RACING TEAM) © ASO/K.D.Thorstad
Jersey wearers after the stage 8
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