Over the Top PN20-5
Frequent readers will know that I love a title that can have more than one meaning. This one is another of those titles. Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) had come over the top of Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-McLaren), as well as Tiesj Benoot (Sunweb) and the fading Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), to take the win in Plaiser. The slight climb to the finish required Schachmann to have the legs to literally come over the top of the climb to claim the first Yellow Jersey of the 2020 Paris Nice. So the opening GC battle is now Schachmann followed by Dylan Teuns and then Tiesj Benoot.