Paris-Nice

Stage 6) Peynier > Brignoles

FR France, Friday 15 March 2019
176.5 km

Paris-Nice: Sénéchal sprints to top 10 in Brignoles

Paris-Nice: Sénéchal sprints to top 10 in Brignoles

For the first time in history, Brignoles was chosen by the organisers to host a stage finish at Paris-Nice, which came at the end of a long and hard day instead of the straightforward one which many had expected, during which the riders had to face a hilly route and strong winds. Several teams, including Deceuninck – Quick-Step, took advantage of these conditions to break the peloton on the second classified climb of the day, with the help of Tim “El Tractor” Declercq, who shown effortless power as the fragmented the pack.

In Brignoles, a city with a rich architectural heritage which goes all the way back to the 12th century, only some 40-odd riders went under the flamme rouge and fought for the win, which was bagged by Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe), who beat Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) on the line. Le Samyn winner Florian Sénéchal carried the flag for our team and came home seventh, for his maiden top 10 stage finish at the “Race to the Sun”.

The general classification, where Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Bob Jungels is fifth, will change on Saturday, when the iconic Col du Turini (14.9 kilometers, 7.3%) is set to feature at the end of the penultimate stage, which has a highly selective route that could break many of the yellow jersey contenders’ hopes.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
4:12:35
2 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
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3 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
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4 John Degenkolb
Trek - Segafredo
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5 Bryan Coquard
Vital Concept - B
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6 Anthony Turgis
Direct Energie
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7 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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8 Oliver Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
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9 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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10 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
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30 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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34 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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51 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:03
69 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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105 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1005 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Michał Kwiatkowski
Team Sky
21:35:36
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
0:18
3 Luis León Sánchez Gil
Astana Pro Team
0:22
4 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
1:00
5 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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6 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
1:04
7 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
1:08
8 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
1:17
9 Rudy Molard
Groupama - FDJ
1:21
10 Romain Bardet
AG2R La Mondiale
1:24
16 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:01
76 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
28:22
100 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
32:42
122 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
38:24
130 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
43:29
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
37 pt
2 Michał Kwiatkowski
Team Sky
33 pt
3 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
32 pt
4 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
24 pt
5 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
24 pt
6 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
22 pt
7 Luis León Sánchez Gil
Astana Pro Team
20 pt
8 Magnus Cort Nielsen
Astana Pro Team
18 pt
9 Simon Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
15 pt
10 Bryan Coquard
Vital Concept - B
14 pt
16 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
29 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
21:35:54
2 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
2:08
3 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain Merida
11:34
4 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
13:28
5 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team Sky
15:44
6 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
15:47
7 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
16:04
8 Scott Davies
Team Dimension Data
16:50
9 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
19:18
10 Anthony Turgis
Direct Energie
22:40
1 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
29 pt
2 Damien Gaudin
Direct Energie
21 pt
3 Alessandro De Marchi
CCC Team
20 pt
4 Jack Bauer
Mitchelton-Scott
10 pt
5 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
10 pt
6 Eduard Michael Grosu
Delko Marseille Provence
9 pt
7 Mauro Finetto
Delko Marseille Provence
7 pt
8 Élie Gesbert
Team Arkéa Samsic
7 pt
9 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain Merida
6 pt
10 Julien Bernard
Trek - Segafredo
5 pt
14 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Team Sky 64:50:26
2 AG2R La Mondiale 1:41
3 Bahrain Merida 3:20
4 Movistar Team 5:42
5 Astana Pro Team 5:52
6 Trek - Segafredo 10:44
7 Direct Energie 12:54
8 Mitchelton-Scott 12:56
9 BORA - hansgrohe 13:14
10 Groupama - FDJ 13:32

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