Overnight race leader Primoz Roglic reaffirmed his superiority at Paris-Nice on Saturday, winning the penultimate stage atop the Col de Turini. The Slovenian Jumbo-Visma rider outsprinted Daniel Martinez (Ineos Grenadiers) to take the victory, two seconds ahead of his main general classification rider Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco).
Roglic is now 47 seconds clear of Yates with one stage remaining, and looks set to win the race for the first time in his career. He had been poised to win overall last year but crashed twice on the final stage, dislocating his shoulder and finishing well back.
Ireland’s Ryan Mullen (Bora-hansgrohe) was involved in the day’s long distance breakaway but was eventually reeled in before the final battle among the general classification contenders. He and Sam Bennett rolled in as part of a large group 26 minutes behind.
In Croatia, Archie Ryan showed fine early season form in finishing sixth on stage two of the Istrian Spring …