A double crash for Primoz Roglic on Sunday put paid to his bid to win the tour. It was the worse case,freak scenario you dread when you are an overnight leader. He managed to overcome his first crash to rejoin the bunch. His second crash proved fatal to his chances. Max Schachmann managed to win Paris-Nice by besting the second and third placed overall(Aleksandr Vlasov) and Ion Izagirre Insausti on the final day. Max and the leading riders’ decision to allow the games-man in him to take over and not sit up and allow Primoz to get back into contention will be a topic of discussion this week in the cycling world. Magnus Cort of Denmark won the stage by the way.

1Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe28:49:51
2Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana-Premier Tech0:00:19
3Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech0:00:23
4Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange0:00:41
5Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Team DSM0:00:42
6Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis0:01:14
7Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious0:01:18
8Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar Team0:01:29
9Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:01:31
10Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious0:01:32
Overall standings