NICE, France – Former Tour de France runner-up Primoz Roglic won the Paris-Nice race for the first time, while British rider Simon Yates finished eighth and final stage after a fierce attack.
Yates accelerated up the Col d’Eze near Monaco, and Roglic had it in the beginning before the excellent teammate Wout van Aert, a specialist in classics, helped the Slovenian catch up with the overall victory.
The 32-year-old Roglic, who has won the last three Spanish Vueltaas but narrowly lost in the Tour de France 2020, finished 29 seconds ahead of Yates overall.
Roglic celebrated with his young son on the podium.
Colombian rider Daniel Martinez finished 2 minutes, 37 seconds behind Roglic in third place overall.
Yates completed the eighth stage, a 116-kilometer (72-mile) route around the southern city of Nice, in a second in under 2 hours and 53 minutes.
Van Aert and Roglic were both nine seconds behind him.
Roglic Holds Yates to Win Paris-Nice for the First Time, originally featured on NBCSports.com