Kwiatkowski extends Paris-Nice lead

14 Mar 2019

Kwiatkowski extends Paris-Nice lead

Paris-Nice stage 5 (ITT). Barbentane - Barbentane, 25.5km

Michal Kwiatkowski extended his overall lead at Paris-Nice after finishing third in the individual time trial as Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won stage five.

Egan Bernal also produced an excellent performance to finish sixth on the stage, 15 seconds behind Yates  to move up to second overall.

Kwiatkowski now holds a 19 second advantage over teammate Bernal and is 28 seconds ahead of Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) with three stages remaining.

Egan Bernal

“I just tried to good a good time trial, I expected to lose time, but when I was in the race, the Sport Director [Nico Portal] was telling me I was doing well at the intermediate splits.

“Overall, we are in a good position in the team, Kwiato in a yellow jersey and he is a good climber too so we have options."

Stage five result

1. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) 30:26
2. Nils Politt (Katusha) +7” 
3. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) +11” 
4. Tejay Van Garderen (EF Education First) +15” 
5. Daniel Martinez (EF Education First) s.t.
6. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) s.t.

Overall standings

1. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) 17:23:00
2. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) +19"

3. Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) +28"
4. Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) +1'01"
5. Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick Step) s.t.