Richie Porte wins final stage time trial to take Paris-Nice overall

Australian time trial champion clocked the fastest time to overhaul a 36 second deficit to win the overall, as Geraint Thomas finishes fifth on GC

Photo: Graham Watson

Team Sky's Richie Porte recorded a winning time of 20-23 on the uphill time trial on Col d'Eze, which was enough to see off overnight GC leader Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal) and the challenge of Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep). The stage win gave Porte the overall victory at Paris-Nice by 30 seconds.

German time trial champion Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) set the early benchmark, powering his way up the 9.6km parcours in a time of 20-52. In the end this was only enough to finish in fourth place, 29 seconds down on Porte.

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