André Greipel storms to Paris-Nice 2017 stage five win

German powerhouse André Greipel makes the most of the last sprint stage of 2017 Paris-Nice as the race heads into the mountains

André Greipel wins stage five of 2017 Paris-Nice

(Image credit: ASO)

André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) used his experience and power to navigate through a tricky finish to win stage five of 2017 Paris-Nice on Thursday.

Several of the sprinters' trains were disrupted on the run-in to Bourg-de-Péage after a series of roundabouts, turns and a draggy rise into a headwind to the line.

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