Paris-Nice 2021: Bennett sprints to victory, Roglic still leader

Sam Bennett pn - Paris-Nice 2021: Bennett sprints to victory, Roglic still leaderimage: Cor VosThe 5th stage of Paris-Nice is an uneventful race before Sam Bennett powers to an impressive victory ahead of Nacer Bouhanni and Pascal Ackermann. Primoz Roglic keeps the yellow jersey, 31 seconds ahead of Max Schachmann. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Paris-Nice 2021

1. Sam Bennett (irl)
2. Nacer Bouhanni (fra) s.t.
3. Pascal Ackermann (ger) s.t.
4. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
5. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
6. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
7. Bryan Coquard (fra) s.t.
8. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
9. Rudy Barbier (fra) s.t.
10. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) + 0.31
3. Brandon McNulty (usa) + 0.37
4. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.40
5. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.41
6. Matteo Jorgenson (usa) + 0.58
7. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 1.04
8. Lucas Hamilton (aus) + 1.08
9. Luis Léon Sánchez (spa) + 1.11
10. Pierre Latour (fra) + 1.12

Race report
The peloton takes it easy and remains bunched for 130 kilometres before a group with only Belgians tries to break clear. Oliver Naesen, Philippe Gilbert, Yves Lampaert, Louis Vervaeke, Dries De Bondt, Victor Campenaerts, Jasper Stuyven, Edward Theuns, Thomas De Gendt, Tim Declercq and Stan De Wulf are not given any leash.

Ion Izagirre gains 3 bonus seconds en route, Max Schachmann takes 4.

In the ensuing sprint Sam Bennett is a class of his own, while Nacer Bouhanni and Pascal Ackermann round out the podium.

The GC remains largely unchanged, although Schachmann moves 4 seconds closer to leader Roglic.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage Paris-Nice 2021.

Paris-Nice 2021 stage 5: route, profiles, more

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