Soler leaves Yates behind to win Paris-Nice

Soler leaves Yates behind to win Paris-Nice

Soler's name now features in the Paris-Nice records alongside Spanish greats such as Miguel Indurain and Alberto Contador.

Soler (Movistar) started the final stage held in and around Nice with a 37sec deficit on Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and ended it with his biggest career victory by just four seconds. Their advantage was never that great, but it proved to be enough for Soler to claim his first WorldTour win, while De La Cruz claimed the final stage win for the second year running.

The Movistar rider jumped away from the group of favorites with more than 50 kilometers left in the 110-km mountainous ride around Nice to take third place in the eighth stage won by fellow Spaniard David de la Cruz of Team Sky. I had a stage win yesterday.

Astana Pro Team's Omar Fraile finished just behind De la Cruz, while the Paris-Nice victor finished in third.

"I was just empty in the finale there", said Yates, who had taken the leader's jersey after winning the previous stage.

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"In the final climb, Astana controlled the pace but (team mate) Roman (Kreuziger) and I made a decision to accelerate and we went for it", said Yates.

This triumph continues a strong start to the 2018 season for Soler, who finished third behind Tim Wellens and Wout Poels at last month's Ruta del Sol.

Bahrain-Merida's Gorka Izagirre claimed third place. "I'm getting closer. previous year I lost (the Tour of Romandie) on the last day as well, by 20 seconds".

Jonathan Hivert played things perfectly as he sprinted out of the wheel of Luis Leon Sanchez on stage two, while Rudy Molard also bided his time to take victory with a late attack on stage six.

However bets of a French Tour de France victor in 2018 might be a bit premature with all of the victories coming from established riders in either sprints or breakaways and only one French rider, Alexis Vuillermoz, finishing in the top 10 overall.

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