Martinez climbs up to third

12 Mar 2022

Martinez climbs up to third

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Paris-Nice - Stage 7 » Nice › Col de Turini, 155.2km

Daniel Martinez produced a strong ride at Paris-Nice to elevate himself to third place overall.
The Colombian was active on the Col de Turini climb, following the decisive attack of Primoz Roglic on the way to finishing second at the summit of stage seven.
Martinez had tried to distance his rivals, but second place now sees him move onto the overall podium with one day to go. The Grenadier sits a minute back on Roglic, with teammate Adam Yates also moving up to fourth overall.
The Brit kicked off the GC movement on the final climb with an acceleration with 7km to go. That forced out Roglic, and ultimately formed the final selection. Despite slipping back, Yates was able to finish eighth on the stage.
The queen stage saw some committed riding from the Grenadiers. Luke Rowe and Andrey Amador got through a lot of early work as the team took up the pace-setting, before Dylan van Baarle and Omar Fraile took over on the final approach to the climb.

Over at Tirreno-Adriatico, Richie Porte continued to ride superbly as he moved up to fourth overall. 

The Tasmanian fought his way into the GC selection across two ascents of the Monte Carpegna. A slight overshoot on the final descent saw him distanced from the fight for second and third, with Tadej Pogacar taking a dominant win out from.

With a single sprint stage remaining, Porte sits 2:44 off the lead, and 11 seconds behind third placed Mikel Landa.