Paris-Nice: Mathieu Burgaudeau takes stunning solo win on stage 6

Frenchman takes the win after a late attack and holding off the sprinters.

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Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) managed to hold off the sprinters to take his first career victory on stage 6 of Paris-Nice after a late solo move in the final 10km.

The 23-year-old countered a late move by Quentin Pacher (Groupama-FDJ) to go solo into the final 10km, taking advantage of a short punchy climb. Behind, a disorganized peloton looked at each other for too long. The sprinters were right on Burgaudeau’s wheel as he crossed the line but the Frenchman hung on to deny Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma).

Primož Roglič stayed safe in the peloton and held onto his overall lead, and the yellow jersey.

The sixth stage of the 80th edition of Paris-Nice stayed in the mountains with a 213.6km route between Courthézon and Aubagne.

Only 111 riders started the stage after 23 riders abandoned at the start of stage 5, with a further 10 riders not starting on Friday.

Unlike yesterday, the break didn’t look like it was going to stay away, with mountains jersey wearer Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) joined by Kazakhstani champion Yevgeniy Fedorov (Astana), Johan Jacobs (Movistar), Victor Koretzky (B&B Hotels), Julius van den Berg (EF Education-EasyPost) and Sebastien Grignard (Lotto-Soudal) going clear.

The Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert, Cofidis and Trek-Segafredo led peloton only allowed the break around four minutes, with the gap being dragged down to two minutes with 76km to go.

Grignard was the first rider in the break to lose touch and drop back towards the peloton with 58km to go at the base of the penultimate climb. He was caught 4km later.

Moments later the break shattered with Madouas the first to drop back. But one of his mountain jersey rivals, Matt Holmes (Lotto-Soudal), kicked out of the peloton so Madouas followed.

Meanwhile, up front it was Jacobs and Koretzky who led with Van den Berg trying to bridge. Holmes swiftly dropped Madouas as he went in search of mountain points.

Danish powerhouse Søren Kragh Andersen (Team DSM) attempted to get away from the Trek-Segafredo led peloton. The 27-year-old took some exceptionally big risks on the tighter bends,, pulling out a big lead on the chasers going into the final 20km.

Kragh Andersen’s efforts saw a split in the peloton which included DSM’s sprinter Cees Bol and GC leader Andreas Leknessund.

He was brought back 5km later by Trek-Segafredo as the American-registered team looked to set up Pedersen.

Quinten Pacher (Groupama-FDJ) attacked with Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) following the intermediate sprint. Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) followed too as Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) kicked round them all to take the bonus seconds at the top.

Burgaudeau continued his efforts over the top as wave after wave of attacks came in the chasing bunch. However, they were all brought back as Burgaudeau extended his lead with 6km to go. It looked as though Jumbo-Visma and Trek-Segafredo had done enough to rescue the win but in the closing few meters Burgaudeau hung on for an unlikely but well-deserved win.

Stage 7 of the race sees the race head to its only summit finish with a 155.2km stage from Nice to the Col de Turini where the climbers will have their fun.

Paris - Nice Stage 6 Results

1BURGAUDEAU MathieuTotalEnergies5:33:06
2PEDERSEN MadsTrek - Segafredo0:00
3VAN AERT WoutJumbo-Visma0:00
4GIRMAY BiniamIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux0:00
5COQUARD BryanCofidis0:00
6MEZGEC LukaTeam BikeExchange - Jayco0:00
7GARCÍA CORTINA IvánMovistar Team0:00
8GODON DorianAG2R Citroën Team0:00
9SÉNÉCHAL FlorianQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team0:00
10MOZZATO LucaB&B Hotels - KTM0:00
11BONIFAZIO NiccolòTotalEnergies0:00
12STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo0:00
13DEGENKOLB JohnTeam DSM0:00
14ZIMMERMANN GeorgIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux0:00
15VAN POPPEL DannyBORA - hansgrohe0:00
16WRIGHT FredBahrain - Victorious0:00
17NAESEN OliverAG2R Citroën Team0:00
18JORGENSON MatteoMovistar Team0:00
20LATOUR PierreTotalEnergies0:00
21BONNAMOUR FranckB&B Hotels - KTM0:00
22DOUBEY FabienTotalEnergies0:00
23IZAGIRRE IonCofidis0:00
24ROGLIČ PrimožJumbo-Visma0:00
25FELLINE FabioAstana Qazaqstan Team0:00
26VLIEGEN LoïcIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux0:00
27MARTIN GuillaumeCofidis0:00
28DE LA CRUZ DavidAstana Qazaqstan Team0:00
29QUINTANA NairoTeam Arkéa Samsic0:00
30YATES AdamINEOS Grenadiers0:00
31VLASOV AleksandrBORA - hansgrohe0:00
32PACHER QuentinGroupama - FDJ0:00
33BAYER TobiasAlpecin-Fenix0:00
34HOULE HugoIsrael - Premier Tech0:00
35HAIG JackBahrain - Victorious0:00
36MARTÍNEZ Daniel FelipeINEOS Grenadiers0:00
37MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo0:00
38PARET-PEINTRE AurélienAG2R Citroën Team0:00
39VANSEVENANT MauriQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team0:00
40YATES SimonTeam BikeExchange - Jayco0:00
41SWIFT ConnorTeam Arkéa Samsic0:00
42VUILLERMOZ AlexisTotalEnergies0:00
43TOUZÉ DamienAG2R Citroën Team0:00
44LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ0:00
45LAPORTE ChristopheJumbo-Visma0:00
46ALMEIDA JoãoUAE Team Emirates0:00
47LEKNESSUND AndreasTeam DSM0:00
48CRAS SteffLotto Soudal0:00
49ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team0:00
50MCNULTY BrandonUAE Team Emirates0:00
51SCHULTZ NickTeam BikeExchange - Jayco0:00
52IZAGIRRE GorkaMovistar Team0:00
53HAYTER EthanINEOS Grenadiers0:00
54JACOBS JohanMovistar Team0:00
55KIRSCH AlexTrek - Segafredo0:00
56VAN BAARLE DylanINEOS Grenadiers0:00
57EDET NicolasTeam Arkéa Samsic0:00
58POELS WoutBahrain - Victorious0:22
59FRAILE OmarINEOS Grenadiers1:07
60PICHON LaurentTeam Arkéa Samsic1:44
61DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal2:19
62TORRES AlbertMovistar Team2:19
63KRUIJSWIJK StevenJumbo-Visma2:19
64NOVAK DomenBahrain - Victorious2:19
65HOLMES MatthewLotto Soudal2:19
66KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ2:19
67LEMOINE CyrilB&B Hotels - KTM2:19
68KORETZKY VictorB&B Hotels - KTM2:19
69DILLIER SilvanAlpecin-Fenix2:19
70MOLANO Juan SebastiánUAE Team Emirates2:19
71GUGLIELMI SimonTeam Arkéa Samsic0:00
72MÜHLBERGER GregorMovistar Team3:55
73DENNIS RohanJumbo-Visma4:50
74FISHER-BLACK FinnUAE Team Emirates5:33
75GAUDU DavidGroupama - FDJ5:58
76BERNARD JulienTrek - Segafredo5:58
77VAN DEN BERG JuliusEF Education-EasyPost5:58
78BOL CeesTeam DSM5:58
79STORER MichaelGroupama - FDJ5:58
80CLAEYS DimitriIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux5:58
81HAMILTON LucasTeam BikeExchange - Jayco7:44
82DE BOD StefanAstana Qazaqstan Team9:00
83LECROQ JérémyB&B Hotels - KTM9:26
84LOUVEL MatisTeam Arkéa Samsic9:26
85GOUGEARD AlexisB&B Hotels - KTM9:26
86FRISON FrederikLotto Soudal9:26
87GILBERT PhilippeLotto Soudal9:26
88LEYSEN SenneAlpecin-Fenix11:36
89ROWE LukeINEOS Grenadiers11:36
90DOULL OwainEF Education-EasyPost11:36
91TAARAMÄE ReinIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux11:36
92VAN HOOYDONCK NathanJumbo-Visma13:43
93TURGIS AnthonyTotalEnergies15:23
94MULLEN RyanBORA - hansgrohe15:23
95DENZ NicoTeam DSM15:23
96WALSCHEID MaxCofidis15:23
97FEDOROV YevgeniyAstana Qazaqstan Team15:23
98MADOUAS ValentinGroupama - FDJ15:23
99GENIETS KevinGroupama - FDJ15:23
100VERGAERDE OttoTrek - Segafredo15:23
101AMADOR AndreyINEOS Grenadiers15:23
102STEWART CampbellTeam BikeExchange - Jayco15:23
103KEISSE IljoQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team15:23
104MØRKØV MichaelQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team15:23
105GRIGNARD SébastienLotto Soudal15:23
106VANHOUCKE HarmLotto Soudal15:23
107TEUNISSEN MikeJumbo-Visma15:23
108BENNETT SamBORA - hansgrohe15:23
109CARR SimonEF Education-EasyPost16:51
110SOUPE GeoffreyTotalEnergies21:00
1ROGLIČ PrimožJumbo-Visma 22:23:34
2YATES SimonTeam BikeExchange - Jayco0:39
3LATOUR PierreTotalEnergies0:41
4MARTÍNEZ Daniel FelipeINEOS Grenadiers0:56
5VLASOV AleksandrBORA - hansgrohe0:59
6YATES AdamINEOS Grenadiers1:11
8HAIG JackBahrain - Victorious1:35
9QUINTANA NairoTeam Arkéa Samsic1:45
10IZAGIRRE IonCofidis2:01
11HOULE HugoIsrael - Premier Tech2:03
12DE LA CRUZ DavidAstana Qazaqstan Team2:03
13PARET-PEINTRE AurélienAG2R Citroën Team2:24
14JORGENSON MatteoMovistar Team2:25
15MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo2:40
16VANSEVENANT MauriQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team2:56
17LEKNESSUND AndreasTeam DSM2:58
18ALMEIDA JoãoUAE Team Emirates3:08
19MARTIN GuillaumeCofidis3:15
20VAN BAARLE DylanINEOS Grenadiers5:05
21BONNAMOUR FranckB&B Hotels - KTM5:17
22PEDERSEN MadsTrek - Segafredo7:02
23MCNULTY BrandonUAE Team Emirates7:51
24DOUBEY FabienTotalEnergies8:17
25PACHER QuentinGroupama - FDJ8:38
26NAESEN OliverAG2R Citroën Team8:56
27WRIGHT FredBahrain - Victorious8:57
28VUILLERMOZ AlexisTotalEnergies9:23
29POELS WoutBahrain - Victorious9:33
30CRAS SteffLotto Soudal9:54
31TOUZÉ DamienAG2R Citroën Team10:00
32KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ11:04
33FELLINE FabioAstana Qazaqstan Team11:14
34DILLIER SilvanAlpecin-Fenix11:16
35PICHON LaurentTeam Arkéa Samsic11:24
36KIRSCH AlexTrek - Segafredo11:43
37BURGAUDEAU MathieuTotalEnergies13:11
38STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo13:16
39COQUARD BryanCofidis13:26
40SÉNÉCHAL FlorianQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team13:32
41JACOBS JohanMovistar Team13:50
42IZAGIRRE GorkaMovistar Team15:02
43MÜHLBERGER GregorMovistar Team15:14
44ZIMMERMANN GeorgIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux15:19
45GIRMAY BiniamIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux15:28
46DEGENKOLB JohnTeam DSM15:46
47GARCÍA CORTINA IvánMovistar Team15:53
48KRUIJSWIJK StevenJumbo-Visma15:55
49SWIFT ConnorTeam Arkéa Samsic16:21
50MOLANO Juan SebastiánUAE Team Emirates16:57
51GODON DorianAG2R Citroën Team17:17
52SCHULTZ NickTeam BikeExchange - Jayco17:19
53VAN AERT WoutJumbo-Visma18:25
54LAPORTE ChristopheJumbo-Visma18:55
55GILBERT PhilippeLotto Soudal20:05
56MEZGEC LukaTeam BikeExchange - Jayco20:43
57LE GAC OlivierGroupama - FDJ20:46
58MOZZATO LucaB&B Hotels - KTM22:03
59TAARAMÄE ReinIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux22:05
60ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team22:12
61HAYTER EthanINEOS Grenadiers22:38
62VLIEGEN LoïcIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux22:39
63EDET NicolasTeam Arkéa Samsic23:30
64VANHOUCKE HarmLotto Soudal24:47
65TURGIS AnthonyTotalEnergies25:16
66FEDOROV YevgeniyAstana Qazaqstan Team26:09
67DOULL OwainEF Education-EasyPost26:23
68VAN POPPEL DannyBORA - hansgrohe28:24
69KORETZKY VictorB&B Hotels - KTM29:28
70LEMOINE CyrilB&B Hotels - KTM29:30
71BAYER TobiasAlpecin-Fenix32:40
72VAN DEN BERG JuliusEF Education-EasyPost32:54
73FRAILE OmarINEOS Grenadiers33:02
74GOUGEARD AlexisB&B Hotels - KTM33:13
75FISHER-BLACK FinnUAE Team Emirates34:12
76BONIFAZIO NiccolòTotalEnergies35:24
77FRISON FrederikLotto Soudal35:50
78DENNIS RohanJumbo-Visma35:53
79BERNARD JulienTrek - Segafredo36:03
80GAUDU DavidGroupama - FDJ36:37
81TORRES AlbertMovistar Team37:05
82MADOUAS ValentinGroupama - FDJ37:18
83GRIGNARD SébastienLotto Soudal37:41
84TEUNISSEN MikeJumbo-Visma38:34
85HOLMES MatthewLotto Soudal38:36
86VAN HOOYDONCK NathanJumbo-Visma38:57
87DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal42:17
88GUGLIELMI SimonTeam Arkéa Samsic42:26
89DE BOD StefanAstana Qazaqstan Team42:29
90GENIETS KevinGroupama - FDJ42:38
91CLAEYS DimitriIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux42:48
92STORER MichaelGroupama - FDJ43:25
93MULLEN RyanBORA - hansgrohe43:50
94BOL CeesTeam DSM45:12
95WALSCHEID MaxCofidis45:30
96CARR SimonEF Education-EasyPost46:38
97LECROQ JérémyB&B Hotels - KTM46:54
98NOVAK DomenBahrain - Victorious48:17
99LOUVEL MatisTeam Arkéa Samsic48:26
100BENNETT SamBORA - hansgrohe49:52
101MØRKØV MichaelQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team50:34
102VERGAERDE OttoTrek - Segafredo50:41
103ROWE LukeINEOS Grenadiers51:27
104HAMILTON LucasTeam BikeExchange - Jayco53:09
105SOUPE GeoffreyTotalEnergies55:47
106LEYSEN SenneAlpecin-Fenix58:45
107DENZ NicoTeam DSM59:32
108KEISSE IljoQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team1:00:03
109STEWART CampbellTeam BikeExchange - Jayco1:01:41
110AMADOR AndreyINEOS Grenadiers1:01:54
1VAN AERT WoutJumbo-Visma56
2PEDERSEN MadsTrek - Segafredo41
3LAPORTE ChristopheJumbo-Visma29
4ROGLIČ PrimožJumbo-Visma26
5MCNULTY BrandonUAE Team Emirates19
6BURGAUDEAU MathieuTotalEnergies18
7COQUARD BryanCofidis18
8GIRMAY BiniamIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux17
9LATOUR PierreTotalEnergies16
10BONNAMOUR FranckB&B Hotels - KTM13
11MEZGEC LukaTeam BikeExchange - Jayco12
12JORGENSON MatteoMovistar Team11
13TURGIS AnthonyTotalEnergies11
14DENNIS RohanJumbo-Visma9
15FEDOROV YevgeniyAstana Qazaqstan Team8
16GOUGEARD AlexisB&B Hotels - KTM8
17GARCÍA CORTINA IvánMovistar Team8
18WRIGHT FredBahrain - Victorious7
19KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ7
20HAYTER EthanINEOS Grenadiers7
21VANHOUCKE HarmLotto Soudal7
22YATES SimonTeam BikeExchange - Jayco6
23PICHON LaurentTeam Arkéa Samsic6
24DOULL OwainEF Education-EasyPost6
25STUYVEN JasperTrek - Segafredo5
26MOZZATO LucaB&B Hotels - KTM5
27MOLANO Juan SebastiánUAE Team Emirates4
28MADOUAS ValentinGroupama - FDJ4
29VAN DEN BERG JuliusEF Education-EasyPost3
30DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal3
31MØRKØV MichaelQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team3
32SÉNÉCHAL FlorianQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team3
33GODON DorianAG2R Citroën Team3
34VAN POPPEL DannyBORA - hansgrohe3
35FRISON FrederikLotto Soudal3
36NAESEN OliverAG2R Citroën Team2
37GILBERT PhilippeLotto Soudal2
38MARTÍNEZ Daniel FelipeINEOS Grenadiers1
39VANSEVENANT MauriQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team1
40MARTIN GuillaumeCofidis1
41PACHER QuentinGroupama - FDJ1
42JACOBS JohanMovistar Team1
43HOLMES MatthewLotto Soudal1
44BOL CeesTeam DSM1
1JORGENSON MatteoMovistar Team 22:25:59
2VANSEVENANT MauriQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team0:31
3LEKNESSUND AndreasTeam DSM0:33
4ALMEIDA JoãoUAE Team Emirates0:43
5MCNULTY BrandonUAE Team Emirates5:26
6WRIGHT FredBahrain - Victorious6:32
7BURGAUDEAU MathieuTotalEnergies10:46
8JACOBS JohanMovistar Team11:25
9ZIMMERMANN GeorgIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux12:54
10GIRMAY BiniamIntermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux13:03
11MOZZATO LucaB&B Hotels - KTM19:38
12HAYTER EthanINEOS Grenadiers20:13
13VANHOUCKE HarmLotto Soudal22:22
14FEDOROV YevgeniyAstana Qazaqstan Team23:44
15BAYER TobiasAlpecin-Fenix30:15
16FISHER-BLACK FinnUAE Team Emirates31:47
17GRIGNARD SébastienLotto Soudal35:16
18GUGLIELMI SimonTeam Arkéa Samsic40:01
19GENIETS KevinGroupama - FDJ40:13
20STORER MichaelGroupama - FDJ41:00
21CARR SimonEF Education-EasyPost44:13
22LOUVEL MatisTeam Arkéa Samsic46:01
23STEWART CampbellTeam BikeExchange - Jayco59:16
1MADOUAS ValentinGroupama - FDJ44
2VANHOUCKE HarmLotto Soudal20
3HOLMES MatthewLotto Soudal17
4MCNULTY BrandonUAE Team Emirates12
5KORETZKY VictorB&B Hotels - KTM9
6FEDOROV YevgeniyAstana Qazaqstan Team8
7GOUGEARD AlexisB&B Hotels - KTM7
8DOULL OwainEF Education-EasyPost7
9BURGAUDEAU MathieuTotalEnergies6
10DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal6
11JORGENSON MatteoMovistar Team6
12BONNAMOUR FranckB&B Hotels - KTM6
13ROGLIČ PrimožJumbo-Visma4
14GILBERT PhilippeLotto Soudal4
15VAN AERT WoutJumbo-Visma3
16JACOBS JohanMovistar Team3
17VAN DEN BERG JuliusEF Education-EasyPost3
18TURGIS AnthonyTotalEnergies2
19FRISON FrederikLotto Soudal2
20VAN HOOYDONCK NathanJumbo-Visma2
21LATOUR PierreTotalEnergies1
22POELS WoutBahrain - Victorious1
23PICHON LaurentTeam Arkéa Samsic1
24LAPORTE ChristopheJumbo-Visma1
25FRAILE OmarINEOS Grenadiers1
26GRIGNARD SébastienLotto Soudal1
27LEYSEN SenneAlpecin-Fenix1
28KEISSE IljoQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team1
1TotalEnergies 67:14:22
2UAE Team Emirates0:21
3INEOS Grenadiers2:51
4Team Arkéa Samsic8:08
6Movistar Team9:00
7Bahrain - Victorious9:08
9Trek - Segafredo12:28
10Team DSM13:11
11AG2R Citroën Team14:03
12Lotto Soudal15:29
13Groupama - FDJ15:46
14B&B Hotels - KTM24:17
15Team BikeExchange - Jayco27:22
16Astana Qazaqstan Team27:36
17Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux32:16
18Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team34:11
19BORA - hansgrohe55:18
20EF Education-EasyPost1:00:19

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