Poor Andrew Talansky (Cannondale Garmin) has the worst luck in Paris Nice. Today was no exception. Just before getting to the final climb of the day he had a rear tire puncture. His teammate, Ben King (who is from my adopted home town) sacrificed a rear wheel to his team leader and sent him on a hard chase to get back onto the peloton. Two other teammates joined in to help Talansky get back on expending all the energy they had to give. Talansky made the last effort on his own just as the final climb up to Croix de Chabouret began.