Contador comes up short again as Henao secures overall victory in Paris-Nice

Sergio Henao wins Paris-Nice 2017

Sergio Henao (Team Sky) won Paris-Nice after a dramatic final stage that was won by David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors).

Contador went on the attack with 52 kilometres to go, dropping Henao on the Côte de Peille. Towards the end of the race as the riders went downhill Henao started to make up ground. He started to close the gap on Contador and he forced the race right down to the wire in a dramatic finish.

A frantic run back to the finish saw the maillot jaune finish inside an elite group of chasers, 21 seconds back on the Spaniard and eventual stage winner David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors).

Bonus seconds were not enough for Contador (Trek-Segafredo) who missed out by the narrowest of margins, just two seconds back after a brave ride.

Henao wrapped up Team Sky’s fifth victory in six years at the prestigious stage race, laying the foundations with a battling performance in the cross-winds in the opening pair of stages.

Paris-Nice 2017 – stage 8 results (Nice-Nice):

1David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)2:48:53
2Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


3Marc Soler (Movistar)


4Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida)


5Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)


6Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)


7Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)


8Gorka Izagirre (Movistar)


9Arnold Jeannesson (Foruneo-Vital Concept)


10Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie)


Final general classification:

1Sergio Henao (Team Sky)


2Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


3Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)


4Gorka Izagirre (Movistar)


5Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)


6Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


7Jon Izaguirre (Bahrain Merida)


8Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb)


9Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)


10Richie Porte (BMC)



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