Driving All the Way
Simon Slipak (Katusha) drives hard on the pedals willing himself faster as he rounds the final corner of the climb and of Paris Nice. Slipak's effort was enough to register the newest best time on the stage. Unlike the best times before him, he only has a couple of guys following him up the hill. Regardless of where he places on the stage, his ride has been enough to get him onto the podium at the final awards presentation at the end of the day. Behind him one of the Gendarmerie directs his team car out of the finishing straight.