Paris-Nice 2017: Greipel outsprints Démare and Groenewegen, Alaphilippe still leader

andre greipel 2017 - Paris-Nice 2017: Greipel outsprints Démare and Groenewegen, Alaphilippe still leaderThe route of stage 5 in Paris-Nice amounts to almost 200 kilometres. The race boils down to a bunch sprint in Bourg de Péage with Andre Greipel fastest. The German bests Démare and Groenewegen on the line, while Julian Alaphilippe retains in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Paris-Nice 2017

1. André Greipel (ger)
2. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
3. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
4. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
5. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
6. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den) s.t.
7. Marcel Kittel (ger)
8. Bryan Coquard (fra) s.t.
9. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
10. Sam Bennett (irl) s.t.

GC after 5th stage
1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Tony Gallopin (fra) + 0.33
3. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 0.47
4. Sergio Henao (col) + 1.05
5. Daniel Martin (irl) + 1.20
6. Philippe Gilbert (bel) + 1.24
7. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 1.28
8. Arnaud Démare (fra) + 1.29
9. Alberto Contador (spa) + 1.31
10. Rudy Molard (fra) + 1.32

13. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 2.01
15. Simon Yates (gbr) + 2.16
17. Warren Barguil (fra) + 2.58
20. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 3.49

Race report
It doesn’t take long for a break to sneak away. Axel Domont, Natnael Berhane, Pierre-Luc Perichon, Lilian Calmejane, Federico Zurlo and Remy di Gregorio race to a maximum lead of more than 7 minutes.

With 12 kms left the escapees are reeled in.

The ensuing sprint is won by André Greipel. Relatively easy, while Démare and Groenewegen battle it out for second place with the Frenchman slightly faster.

Read about the route of the 5th stage in Paris-Nice 2017.

Paris – Nice 2017 stage 5: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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