'If you don't try then you never know': Simon Yates after final day win at Paris-Nice

BikeExchange-Jayco rider attacked on Col d'Èze to take stage eight and seal second overall

Simon Yates
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"I had to try something", Simon Yates explained after his attack on stage eight of Paris-Nice which brought him victory in Nice.

The Team BikeExchange-Jayco rider launched his solo effort on the Col d'Èze, the final classified climb of this year's race. While his advantage sometimes ticked up past 25 seconds, he was held in check by Primož Roglič and Wout van Aert of Jumbo-Visma, and remained second overall.

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