Alexey Lutsenko wins Paris-Nice stage five after 20km solo attack

Astana's Alexey Lutsenko rides alone for 16km to win stage five of Paris-Nice and move up to second overall in the standings

Alexey Lutsenko wins stage five of the 2016 Paris-Nice (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) took a great victory on stage five of Paris-Nice, attacking in the final 20km and soloing to the finish line, 21 seconds ahead of the peloton.

The Kazakh rider bridged to the lone remaining breakaway rider, Antoine Duschene (Direct Energie), before riding alone for the final 16km of the stage to Salon-de-Provence.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.