Riding Away PN20-8
The crosswinds were playing their part again today. This group had managed to drop a number of the big names (with big expectations) of this year's Paris Nice. They were building a 20 second lead on a number of contenders. Leading the push to pull away were Mads Schmidt (Israel Start Up Nation) and Mads Pedersen, current World Champion (Trek-Segafredo). Some of those benefitting from their efforts were the race leader Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nils Politt (Israel Start Up Nation) and Segio Higuita (EF Pro Cycling). While still cold, it was nice to see the sun peak out and cast some shadows on the race.