Paris-Nice 2017: Sam Bennett outsprints Kristoff and Degenkolb

sam bennett - Paris-Nice 2017 stage 3: Sam Bennett outsprints packStage 3 in Paris-Nice is played out on a 190 kilometres route. The riders enjoy tail wind, yet the pace is relaxed. The race boils down to a bunch sprint with Sam Bennett besting Kristoff and Degenkolb. Démare is still in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Paris-Nice

1. Sam Bennett (irl)
2. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
3. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
4. Marcel Kittel (ger) s.t.
5. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
6. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
7. André Greipel (ger) s.t.
8. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
9. Kristian Sbaragli (ita) s.t.
10. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den) s.t.

GC after 3rd stage
1. Arnaud Démare (fra)
2. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 0.06
3. Alexander Kristoff (nor) + 0.13
4. Philippe Gilbert (bel) + 0.17
5. Tony Gallopin (fra) + 0.19
6. Romain Hardy (fra) + 0.21
7. Daniel Martin (irl) + 0.23
8. Sergio Henao (col) s.t.
9. Rudy Molard (fra) s.t.
10. Kristjan Koren (slo) + 0.31

14. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 1.01
17. Warren Barguil (fra) + 1.17
19. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 1.18
20. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
21. Alberto Contador (spa) s.t.
25. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 2.42

Race report
Pierre-Roger Latour, Benjamin King and Romain Combaud break from the gun and race to a maximum lead of 8 minutes. The two French riders, Latour and Combaud, are the last escapees and they are caught in the final kilometre.

In the sprint Sam Bennett outpowered each and everyone, besting Kristoff with a bike length and claiming his first-ever WorldTour victory.

Read about the route of the 3rd Paris-Nice stage in 2017.

Paris-Nice 2017 stage 3: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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