Paris-Nice - Max Schachmann: I don't know if I can be too happy about the victory at the moment
Mar 15 2021 04:43 am CET

Paris-Nice - Max Schachmann: I don't know if I can be too happy about the victory at the moment
Paris-Nice - Max Schachmann: I don't know if I can be too happy about the victory at the moment
Paris-Nice

Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe) has taken the overall win of Paris-Nice for the second time in a row on a day in which Primoz Roglic suffered two crashes.

Schachmann started the last stage of the French race in the second position of the General Classification, 52 seconds behind Roglic. But it was not the day of the Slovenian as he crashed twice and although he tried to return to the pack, it was impossible for him to make contact again and dropped to the 15th position.

"I'm happy about winning the general classification, however, I have some mixed feelings," said Schachmann. "All the events came thick and fast today: I had a mechanical ahead of the first climb and had to chase hard to get back on, and Primoz then crashed twice. We tried to wait for him, but when he went down for the second time, we had a strong leading group in front of us and were trying to fight for the stage win. Several teams were riding very hard out in front and we didn't want to lose our current position.

"It was just crazy today. I don't know if I can be too happy about the victory at the moment, because it's never the ideal way to win a race. Of course, our goal this year coming into the race was to defend our victory from last year, and now I'm standing here on the last day in the yellow jersey. That was a bit unexpected and I am still somewhat speechless. I have to say thanks again to the whole team, which worked so hard all week and supported me well to make this possible."







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