Paris-Nice

Stage 2) Oinville-Sur-Montcient - Amilly

FR France Monday 08 March 2021 188 km

Bennett in green at Paris-Nice

Bennett in green at Paris-Nice

Sam Bennett swapped the Paris-Nice yellow jersey for the green one, which he already had in his possession following his emphatic victory on the opening day, after sprinting to a top 5 in Amilly, where the peloton returned after four years.

Apart from several echelons attempts, some which had Deceuninck – Quick-Step as protagonist, Monday’s 188km trek was a rather quiet one, as the peloton remained attentive at all times to avoid being caught out on the open roads of the Loiret department. The stage culminated in a bunch sprint, but a messy one, due to the numerous roundabouts, narrow roads and sharp corners that the riders had to navigate inside the closing kilometers.

Because of this, Sam Bennett had to start his sprint from far back, but he still produced an incredible turn of speed and finished fifth, as Cees Bol (Team DSM) took the win. Due to the bonifications game, the 30-year-old lost the yellow jersey, but on the bright side he got to retain the green jersey, which he will now sport during Tuesday’s individual time trial.

“It was a crazy finale and I just couldn’t get to the front. Then, after the last corner I was waiting and waiting, but it turns out I waited too much and the line came quicker than expected. I sprinted from too far back and couldn’t fight for victory, which is a shame, as the legs were there. The team was good again, we are confident and we’ll try again over the next days”, Sam said after the podium ceremony.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images

Race details

1 Cees Bol
Team DSM
4:27:59
2 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
3 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
0:00
4 Bryan Coquard
0:00
5 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
6 John Degenkolb
Lotto Soudal
0:00
7 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
8 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
9 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
10 Rudy Barbier
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
15 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
23 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
26 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
46 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
108 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
133 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:34
1 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
8:19:23
2 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
0:04
3 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:04
4 Cees Bol
Team DSM
0:04
5 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
0:08
6 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:11
7 Tiesj Benoot
Team DSM
0:12
8 Florian Vermeersch
Lotto Soudal
0:12
9 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
0:13
10 Ben Swift
INEOS Grenadiers
0:13
11 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:13
32 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:14
50 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:14
54 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:14
95 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:14
135 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:48
1 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21 pt
2 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
21 pt
3 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
19 pt
4 Cees Bol
Team DSM
15 pt
5 Bryan Coquard
13 pt
6 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
12 pt
7 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
9 pt
8 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
9 pt
9 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
7 pt
10 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
5 pt
20 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Fabien Doubey
Team Total Direct Energie
10 pt
2 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
3 pt
3 Sander Armée
Team Qhubeka ASSOS
3 pt
4 Julien Bernard
Trek - Segafredo
3 pt
5 Stefano Oldani
Lotto Soudal
2 pt
6 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
7 Anthony Perez
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
2 pt
8 Amund Grøndahl Jansen
Team BikeExchange
2 pt
9 Dries De Bondt
Alpecin-Fenix
2 pt
10 Bruno Armirail
Groupama - FDJ
1 pt
1 Florian Vermeersch
Lotto Soudal
8:19:35
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:02
3 Damien Touzé
AG2R Citroën Team
0:02
4 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
0:02
5 Johan Jacobs
Movistar Team
0:02
6 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
0:02
7 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
0:02
8 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
0:02
9 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:02
10 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R Citroën Team
0:02
1 Israel Start-Up Nation 24:58:51
2 Team DSM 0:00
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:00
4 BORA - hansgrohe 0:00
5 Alpecin-Fenix 0:00
6 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 0:00
7 UAE-Team Emirates 0:00
8 Lotto Soudal 0:00
9 Array 0:00
10 Movistar Team 0:00

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