Brandon McNulty solos to stage 5 win at Paris-Nice


Brandon McNulty earned a solo victory on stage 5 at Paris-Nice as Primoz Roglic took the overall race lead in Saint-Saveur-de-Montagut.

McNulty was part of a 10-man breakaway group on the 188.8 kilometre hilly stage. The UAE Team Emirates rider launched an attack with 39 kilometres remaining, as the group climbed the Col de la Mure.

Franck Bonnamour and Matteo Jorgenson crossed the line at 1:58 down, with the general classification group ending 5:42 behind the winner. The group did not feature race leader Wout van Aert, with the Belgian having been dropped inside the final 40 kilometres of the stage.

The yellow jersey passes to Roglic, who becomes the third Jumbo rider to lead this year’s race after Christophe Laporte and Van Aert.

Racing will continue tomorrow with the 6th stage seeing the peloton complete a 213.6km course from Courthézon to Aubagne.


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