This is an unbelievable feeling – I won Paris-Nice! And if that wasn't enough, I could defend the yellow jersey from the first stage on. I fulfilled a dream with this win.
A big thank you to my team! The guys always held me out of the wind, at times in extreme weather conditions. They controlled the race, especially in the last and next-to-last stages. That was really strong! The showdown on Saturday came on the final climb. We pretty much expected that. I felt good, but the last two kilometers were extremely hard. From the start I had planned to give everything I had. That is why I went all out, rode myself empty and am incredibly happy that it worked out.
And the support that you, my dear fans, gave me in the last few days is really incredible! You are the best! Yours, Maximilian.
Photo: Roth Foto | Paris-Nice, Stage 7 | 14 Mar 2020