The Dutchman Wout Poels (Sky) is Friday, literally, off course cases in Paris-Nice. Poels fell a few kilometres before the end of the sixth stage. His team made short later known that he is the price is not more resumes. Poels was the ride started as the number two in the general classification, 15 seconds of the Spanish leader Luis Leon Sanchez.
How serious is the injury of Poels is still under research. Allegedly he’d broken his collarbone, but he is on the way to the hospital. The Dutch-Limburger was in preparation for the Tour of Italy, where he along with team mate and tour winner Chris Froome of start. It is planned that Poels also participate in the Tour de France. Normally, I won, even there, the leader of Sky, but the Brit awaits possible suspension.
The stage from Sisteron to the Mediterranean to about 198 kilometers with five climbs, was won by Frenchman Rudy Molard, Tim Wellens and Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe. Sanchez, who as number four on the finish, remains in front in the standings.
Saturday awaits the peloton again a hilly stage, about 175 km between Nice and Valdeblore La Colmiane. The finish line is on the last col of the first category.