Primož Roglič breaks Bahrain hearts to take irrepressible third win on stage seven of Paris-Nice

Gino Mäder had his pocket picked on the line as Roglič took yet another stage win

Primož Roglič wins stage seven of Paris-Nice 2021 (Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

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It looked as if the young Gino Mäder (Bahrain-Victorious) was about to take a career-changing stage win at Paris-Nice...but that was before Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) decided he wouldn't mind a third stage win to take his career tally up to 50 and add even more time to his lead at the top of the general classification.

After Mäder had survived the day's break to be left alone off the front in the closing kilometres, Roglič surged from the GC group behind to nearly bring the 24-year-old Swiss rider back into the fold, but Mäder's hope remained alive as the Slovenian and Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) hesitated in the final kilometre.

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