A few photos from Côte de Coursegouls, a cat 2 climb 50 kilometers into the penultimate stage of Paris-Nice.
Thomas De Gendt lead the break away.
Andrew Talansky would later abandon the stage while Antoine Duschene earned the polka dot jersey after several days of hard riding in the break.
The peloton approached.
Simon Yates and teammates pulled for Michael Matthews in the leader’s jersey. The sprinter would lose the jersey today with Geraint Thomas taking it after the final climb up La Madone.
Brandle, Bouhanni, and Boonen.
Five additional categorized climbs awaited the peloton.
An Etixx Quick Step rider attempted to bridge back to the main field.
Tyler Farrar and a teammate were far back but not the last riders on the road.