Connect to share and comment

Cycling: Slagter wins Paris-Nice seventh stage

Dutch rider Tom-Jelte Slagter of the Garmin team won the seventh and penultimate stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race on Saturday. Slagter won a sprint finish uphill ahead of world champion Rui Costa of Portugal and yellow jersey holder Carlos Betancur of Colombia. Britain's Geraint Thomas, second overall at the start from Mougins, lost ground after a fall 5km from the finish line after the 195.5km stage at Biot. Slagter, 24, also won Wednesday's stage at Belleville.

Cycling-Slagter wins Tour Down Under, Greipel pedals to milestone

Jan 27 (Reuters) - Dutch cyclist Tom-Jelte Slagter won the overall title at the Tour Down Under on Sunday for his first major victory as Germant sprint ace Andre Greipel claimed the final stage in Adelaide for his 100th career win. Slagter entered the final stage with a 13-second cushion over Spaniard Javier Moreno and all he needed was to stay out of trouble. The Dutch 23-year-old rookie did exactly that over the 90 kilometre city circuit to finish 17 seconds ahead of Moreno.
Syndicate content