Matteo Jorgenson seals American dream with overall victory at Paris-Nice

Remco Evenepoel wins eighth and final stage in rain-soaked 'Race to the Sun'

Matteo Jorgenson in the white jersey at Paris-Nice
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On a proud day for American cycling, Matteo Jorgenson (Visma-Lease a Bike) claimed the biggest victory of his career so far, winning the overall title at Paris-Nice

The 24-year-old from Idaho went into Sunday's final stage in second on the general classification, four seconds behind his friend and compatriot Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates). He then rode astutely into Nice, tagging onto a trio of attacks from Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) with 44km to go, and following the Belgian to the line. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.