Paris-Nice, the peloton, meanwhile, is in the final weekend arrived. Stage seven was the equivalent to the queen's stage. Nice, it was about 181,5 km to the Col de Turini. Along the way were also 5 other climbs on the program, but the eye-catcher was the long final climb. Who was responsible for 15 kilometers clambering and that at an average gradient of 7.3 percent. You understand it already: D-day for the favorites.
But what if the two biggest favorites in the same team? Everyone looked at Team Sky and in particular to Kwiatkowski and Bernal. That would be according to the great expectations among each other have to decide who on the Turini, the step to the final victory. Competitors Sanchez and Jungels went overboard, but that happened five minutes behind a large leading group.
And there was a Belgian half-price virtual in the yellow. In the 39-man flight of the day was Philippe Gilbert, the best-placed rider. Also De Gendt and Declercq were on the Belgian side. De Gendt sprokkelde some extra points for his mountains jersey, but it was Gilbert that yellow smoke. Bernal and Kwiatkowski continued to look at each other. The indecision in the Sky worked to our fellow countryman, even on the Turini is still virtual in the yellow.