Richie Porte wins Paris-Nice queen stage as Sergio Henao takes overall lead

Paris-Nice's highest-ever finish provides plenty of action as the general classification is shaken up to set up a grand finale on Sunday

Richie Porte wins stage seven of 2017 Paris-Nice.

(Image credit: ASO/A.Broadway)

Richie Porte (BMC Racing) salvaged his 2017 Paris-Nice in the best possible way on Saturday, winning the race's big climbing stage. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) moved into the overall race lead after a strong performance.

After the frustration of the previous week, where he had lost over 15 minutes overall, double Paris-Nice winner Porte attacked solo in the final four kilometres of the stage to Col de la Couillole to net the victory.

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