Paris-Nice - Stage 8 » Nice › Nice, 115.6km Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 7 » San Benedetto del Tronto › San Benedetto del Tronto, 159km

Dani Martinez battled back from a final stage puncture to clinch third place overall at Paris-Nice.
The Colombian had enlivened the final run into Nice with an early attack, launching clear with 49 kilometres still to race. Blowing the race apart, Martinez had formed part of a five-man lead group before his puncture with 32km to go.
The time loss dropped him 45 seconds back, removing all hope of a stage win. Eventually recombining with teammates Omar Fraile and Adam Yates, the team were able to ensure an overall podium.
Yates also wrapped up fourth place overall as the Grenadiers duo finished together on the Promenade des Anglais. Fraile himself had put in a major turn on the front to help string out the race with 50km to go, providing the launchpad for Martinez’s move.
Out front Simon Yates claimed the stage win, after being hunted down late on by Jumbo-Visma duo Primoz Roglic and Wout Van Aert. The late charge ensured Roglic wrapped up the yellow jersey after eight exciting stages.

- Dani Martinez

"Today was a hard stage. The plan was to try and win the stage and stay on the podium, or move further up on the podium. Until the last climb it was good as we were in a group of five guys. But I punctured a rear wheel and that changed everything. I lost time, and in my head I had only one goal, which was to catch Nairo Quintana, as he put my podium at risk. 

"When we caught him and we knew the stage was gone, I was happy to take the podium. I’m also happy because my performance was good."

Tirreno-Adriatico also saw a strong GC finish, with Richie Porte confirming fourth place on the final day.

Stage seven was a test for the sprinters, and with Elia Viviani unable to start the finale due to illness, all the focus was on getting the Tasmanian safely to the finsih.

Fourth represented a strong result in Porte's first stage race of the season,  2:44 back on runaway winner Tadej Pogacar.