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Schachmann defended the title
Primož Roglič was the king of the show during the 2021 Paris-Nice. However, on the very last day, he fell twice, losing the yellow on the crash-filled final stage. The Slovenian managed to get back to the peloton after the first fall but was then caught on the wrong end of a split in a bunch. The second crash cost him dearly and Schachmann deleted the 52-second gap to claim the title. In the end, Roglič lost three minutes and dropped out of the top 10.
We defended the @parisnice title. I’d rather have won in a different way but our sport often writes dramatic & unexpected stories. After improving day by day in the mountains, it turned out to be quite a finale and I’m grateful to my teammates for their support in the past week. pic.twitter.com/2Cn50iGi3P
— Maximilian Schachman (@MaxSchachmann) March 14, 2021
Magnus Cort (EF Education-Nippo) won the sprint to claim the stage, successfully holding off Christophe Laporte (Cofidis).
Final general classification
- Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) – 28:49:51
- Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana – Premier Tech) + 19s
- Ion Izagirre (Astana – Premier Tech) + 23s
- Lucas Hamilton (BikeExchange) + 41s
- Tiesj Benoot (Team DSM) + 42s
- Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) + 1:14
- Jack Haig (Bahrain-Victorious) + 1:18
- Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) + 1:29
- Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Ag2r Citroën) + 1:31
- Gino Mäder (Bahrain-Victorious) + 1:32
— Brodie Mai Chapman (@Brodie_Mai) March 11, 2021
— Trek-Segafredo (@TrekSegafredo) March 10, 2021