Bennett shines as the race advances between doubts

The Irishman won the sprint in Bollène shortly after the organization confirmed that the round will not end in Nice due to the virus.

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The Paris-Nice will not conclude in the city of the Côte d'Azur due to the reimposition of a weekend closure due to the health crisis, according to the regional government. The company organizing the race, ASO, is now studying how to relocate the start of the seventh day and the starting and finishing point of the eighth and last. The final stage of the 2020 Paris-Nice was canceled after the announcement the day before of France's first lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. This time it will not be suspended, but alternatives are being sought.

The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, explained in his social networks that he had requested that the goal of its traditional location on the Paseo de los Ingleses be changed so that local residents could use it in the exercise period allowed by the blockade. The metropolitan area is under its third isolation after the Maritime Alps authorities described the public health situation as "very worrying" and the pressure on hospital resources as "extremely high" .

Y while ASO shuffles options so that the appointment has its two decisive partials, with a high finish in La Colmiane and the usual chain of ports (Levens, Châteauneuf, Calaïson, Peille, Èze and Quatre Chemins) around Nice, Sam Bennett prevailed with an imperial sprint at Bollène just five minutes after the triumph in the Tirreno-Adriatico of Julian Alaphilippe, his Deceuninck partner. The Irishman has four victories in 2021.

Tony Martin suffered a spectacular blow 35 km from the resolution that led to his abandonment, shocked and with the clavicle and the right elbow touched. Primoz Roglic, leader of the round, dropped to the ground, but was not affected by the fall of his partner. Although Max Schachmann, defender of the title, cut four seconds in bonuses and placed 31 "behind the Slovenian, second overall. Ion Izagirre also scratched another three, fourth to 40 ”. This Friday, 202 kilometers and five heights (two of 3rd, two of 2nd and one of 1st) on the way to Biot.

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