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58 seconds advantage

The Queen Stage today was not an easy one. It was 227 kilometers long and the last 100 kilometers were a really hard chase. The lead group was a strong one and the sprinter teams absolutely wanted a bunch sprint. Even if I wasn't a part of that, I am still in the yellow jersey after the fifth stage.

Whether I will wear it again tomorrow doesn't depend on the challenging stage, but on the decision whether the race will continue. The Italian pro cyclist association has requested the race be stopped due to the Corona virus. No matter what happens, I will continue to give my best.

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Photo: Roth Foto | Paris-Nice, Stage 5 | 12 Mar 2020

Bora-hansgrohe German Professional Cycling OƟwald Fahrzeugteile