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The Epic Finale of Paris-Nice

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Mar 13, 2016 – “I’m not believing anything until it is official,” Geraint Thomas said moments after crossing the finish line on the final stage of the Paris-Nice race. In what can only be described as an epic day of racing, Thomas managed to hold onto his yellow jersey in this historic event by a mere four seconds after enduring repeated attacks from Spanish champion Alberto Contador.

Photos and Words by James Startt

Thomas said he felt good throughout the short, hilly 134-kilometer stage until mid-way up the final climb, the Col d’Eze, situated on the outskirts of Nice. “Then I just exploded. That was the hardest last 20 kilometers of my career,” he said, before adding, “Tonight I’m gonna’ get totally hammered! Days like that don’t happen very often.”

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