Paris-Nice 2015: Richie Porte wins ITT and Paris-Nice

Richie PorteAll eyes are on Richie Porte and leader Tony Gallopin during the last 9.6 kilometres of Paris-Nice 2015. In the uphill ITT to Col d'Eze the Tasmanian blows his competion away and wins the Race to the Sun. Spilak offers a good performance and finishes second. Kwiatkowski and Spilak are second and third in the overall. (Slideshow route/profile)

Paris – Nice 2015: Results stage 7

1. Richie Porte (aus)
2. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.13
3. Rui Costa (spa) + 0.24
4. Tony Martin (ger) + 0.29
5. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) s.t.
6. Andrew Talansky (usa) + 0.37
7. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.39
8. Jon Izagirre (spa) + 0.50
9. Tim Wellens (bel) + 0.54
10. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 0.55

29. Tony Gallopin (fra) + 1.39

Overall Paris-Nice 2015
1. Richie Porte (aus)
2. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) + 0.30
3. Simon Spilak (slo) s.t.
4. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
5. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.41
6. Tony Gallopin (fra) + 1.03
7. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.04
8. Rafael Valls (spa) + 1.24
9. Gorka Izagirre (spa) 1.38
10. Tim Wellens (bel) + 2.18

15. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 5.21
16. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 5.41
39. Fabio Aru (ita) + 24.48

Race report
Porte was 36 seconds down on Gallopin at the start and halfway it is already clear de Frenchman didn’t stand a chance. The man from Tasmania puts 58 seconds into the leader and at the finish line it ballooned to over one and a half minute.

Simon Spilak offers a great performance. At the eleventh hour he climbs from place 7 onto the podium in Paris-Nice by storming up the hill in 20’36”.

Paris – Nice 2015 stage 7: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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Richie Porte

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