Grenadiers trio wrap-up strong GC finishes

10 Mar 2024

Grenadiers trio wrap-up strong GC finishes

Paris-Nice - Stage 8 » Nice › Nice, 109.3km Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 7 » San Benedetto del Tronto › San Benedetto del Tronto, 154km

Egan Bernal retained seventh place overall at Paris-Nice to complete the famous stage race and continue his strong start to the year.

The Colombian did well to manage his efforts during a tricky final stage in the hills above Nice. The race fractured following a fast start, with Bernal caught behind a split and forced to chase on wet, technical roads.

Laurens De Plus played a key support role on the day, dropping back from the yellow jersey group to support his team-mate. In the end Bernal would cross the line ninth, enough to ensure he remained in his overnight seventh spot. De Plus came home in the group behind on the way to 13th overall.

The Cote de Peille saw the key attack from the lead group, with Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) forging ahead alongside Matteo Jorgensen (Visma | Lease a Bike). The pair combined well to ride to the finish together, with Evenepoel taking the stage and Jorgensen moving into yellow, sealing the overall victory.

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Thymen Arensman and Tom Pidcock held station on the final day at Tirreno-Adriatico as stage seven ended in a bunch kick.

Arensman came home sixth, with Pidcock ninth overall on the Adriatic Coast. The team did a good job to support the duo on the final day, which concluded in a bunch sprint won by Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek).

On his birthday Luke Rowe spent the day up the road in a six-man breakaway group. They combined well before being reeled in as the peloton took the bell.

Jonas Vingegaard (Visma | Lease a Bike) finished safely to secure the overall victory, 1:24 ahead of Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates).