Tondo's heroics pay off as he bags brilliant Paris-Nice win

Xavier Tondo solos to win, Paris-Nice 2010, stage five

Xavier Tondo produced the most heroic ride of the season so far to win the penultimate stage of Paris-Nice on Saturday.

The Spaniard did it the hard way, on the most difficult stage of the race - a 220-kilometre leg from Peynier to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, which crossed eight categorised climbs.

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