Paris - Nice 2022: Laporte wins ahead of Roglic and Van Aert

Christophe Laporte - Paris - Nice 2022: Laporte wins ahead of Roglic and Van Aertimage: Cor VosJumbo-Visma puts down a marker in the 1st stage of Paris-Nice. Christophe Laporte wins the race ahead of Primoz Poglic and Wout van Aert. Obviously, the Frenchman is the first GC leader (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Paris-Nice 202

1. Christophe Laporte (fra)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
3. Wout van Aert (bel) z.t
4. Pierre Latour (fra) + 0.19
5. Mads Pedersen (den) + 0.22
6. Biniam Girmat Hailu (eri) s.t.
7. Iván García (spa) s.t.
8. Fred Wright (gbr) s.t.
9. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
10. Florian Sénéchal (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Christophe Laporte (fra)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.04
3. Wout van Aert (bel) + 0.06
4. Pierre Latour (fra) + 0.29
5. Mads Pedersen (den) + 0.32
6. Biniam Girmat Hailu (eri) s.t.
7. Iván García (spa) s.t.
8. Fred Wright (gbr) s.t.
9. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
10. Florian Sénéchal (fra) s.t.

55. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) + 0.46

Race report
Matthew Holmes jumps clear at kilometre 4 and Aimé De Gendt tracks him down. The two open up a gap of 3 minutes before the peloton takes control.

Holmes wins the KOM sprints on the Côte de Vétheuil and Côte de la route des Crêtes.

The duo is caught with 73 kilometres to go, while Frederik Frison escapes some 20 kilometres later. Alexis Gougeard and Yevgeniy Fedorov rejoin the Belgian and the three put more than 1 minute into the peloton. They are caught with 10 kilometres remaining.

Roglic, Van Aert and Laporte open up a gap on the climb in the finale. The Jumbo Visma trio forges on in TTT style and finishes 22 seconds ahead of the main group. Domestique Laporte is granted the yellow jersey and crosses the line in first position.

Most GC riders finish in the main group, but defending champion Schachmann comes home 14 seconds later in the third group.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2022 Paris-Nice.

Paris-Nice 2022 stage 1: route, profiles, more

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Christophe Laporte


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