Aleksandr Vlasov wins atop La Madone d'Utelle on stage seven of Paris-Nice

Brandon McNulty remains in the overall lead of the race despite losing time to the other GC contenders

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Aleksandr Vlasov took his first victory of the season on the mountaintop finish to La Madone d'Utelle on stage seven of Paris-Nice. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider launched a counter-attack with 4km to go, as those in the group behind looked around and marked each other.

Vlasov had not been a threat in the general classification, as he found himself nearly three minutes down at the start of the day. However, this victory brings him further into contention, as he moved himself up to tenth overall ahead of tomorrow’s final stage around Nice.

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