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This edition of Paris-Nice has been beset by rider abandons . Another 14 riders, including the unfortunate Geniets , abandoned today, leaving a peloton of just 96 riders.
João Almeida finished the day in fifth place, 11 seconds behind Roglič.
"It was a whole day up and down," he said after the race. "The bunch is quite small so you’re either on the front or back, there is not so long the bunch. In the last climb I just did my efforts. I could manage a good effort and I ended up in the front and I’m really happy with the result.
"We didn’t start the race feeling good but we’re starting to come back. Of course the jersey is something and we’re happy with it. If we keep things like they are now, I’ll be happy. No pressures."
06:15:36"It was a hard stage," Roglič said. "From the very start it was all the time high pace. In the end I had the legs, obviously. It went good, quite fast. I had luckily the legs and I could follow them – and sprint for the victory."Looking ahead to the final, decisive stage of Paris-Nice, Roglič stressed how difficult the day will be. "Tomorrow probably it looks like the weather will not be the best. I know the stage, it’s on my local roads, but it will be very […]