The 32-year-old Slovene finished third on the final stage around Nice on Sunday. In the overall standings Roglic referred the British Simon Yates with a lead of 29 seconds in second place. In the previous year, Roglic had gone as a leader in the last stage, but had fallen over and had to leave the overall victory to the Berlin Maximilian Schachmann.
- Cycling, 80. Departure Paris-Nice, 8th (and last) Stage in Nice (115.6 km)
- Final station after 8 stages
The 115.6 kilometers long end stages through the hills in the north Nizzas won Yates. The 29-year-old had attacked Roglic on the Col d’èze a good 19 kilometers in front of the destination. Yates’ maximum lead was 26 seconds, Roglic closed the gap in the descent, especially by the work of Edelhelfer Wout van Aert almost completely.
Cycling, 80. Departure Paris-Nice, 8th (and last) Stage in Nice (115.6 km)
1. Simon Yates (United Kingdom / Team BikeExchange-Jayco) 2:52:59 Hours, 2. Wout Van Aert (Belgium / Jumbo Visa), 3. Primoz Roglic (Slovenia / Jumbo-Visa) Both 0:09 minutes ago, 4. Brandon McNaulty (USA / UAE Emirates), 5th Sören Kragh Andersen (Team DSM), 6. Küng (Switzerland / Groupama-FDJ) All 1:44,… 24. Georg Zimmermann (Augsburg / Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux ) 6:34,… 54. John Degenkolb (Gera / DSM), 55. Nico Denz (Waldshut-Tiengen / DSM) Both 17:43
Final station after 8 stages
1. Roglic 29:19:15 hours, 2. Simon Yates 0:29 minutes ago, 3. Daniel Felipe Martinez (Colombia / Ineos Grenadiers) 2:37, 4th Adam Yates (United Kingdom / Ineos Grenadiers) 3:29, 5. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Arkea Samsic) 3:43, 6. Jack Haig (Australia / Bahrain-Victorious) 3:51,… 23rd Zimmermann 26:28,… 41. Degenkolb 51:48,… 58, Denz 1:35:34 hours (SID)