French media -- delighted to see the country's first yellow jersey holder since Thomas Voeckler wore it in 2010 -- reveled in the fact that Gallopin
will lead France's most beloved race on the Bastille Day holiday Monday.
On the final straight, three riders attacked with under a kilometre to go: Elmiger (IAM), Gallopin
(RLP) and Nibali (AST).
That s work for the coming days," Alain Gallopin
, a sports director with Armstrong s team RadioShack, said in a team statement.
One hour after landing he was on his bike for training," RadioShack sports director Alain Gallopin
Contador, on the other hand, has a close relationship with sports director Alain Gallopin
, who has been grooming him this season, and with Portuguese teammate Sergio Paulinho.
Lotto Soudal (BEL): Tony Gallopin
(FRA), Tim Wellens (BEL)
A shredded peloton arrived next at 10sec with Spaniard Alejandro Valverde winning the sprint ahead Slovakia's Peter Sagan and Frenchman Tony Gallopin
Leaders after stage 5: 1 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step at 17hours 19mins 26secs, 2 Christopher Froome (Gbr) Team Sky at 12secs, 3 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team at 25secs, 4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo at 33secs, 5 Tony Gallopin
(Fra) Lotto Soudal at 38secs, 6 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team at 40secs, 7 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step at 46secs, 8 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo at 48secs, 9 Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky at 1min 15secs, 10 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step at 1min 16secs
(Lotto-Soudal) shadowed Rodriguez's surge and Froome followed too before finishing second to the Spaniard.
CYCLING TEAM SKY star Richie Porte is well-placed to snatch victory on the final stage of the Paris-Nice race today - after France's Tony Gallopin
surged into the overall lead.
The day belonged to Tony Gallopin
, with the Lotto-Soudal rider soloing to fine stage victory after making his winning move 30km from home.
Team Sky's Richie Porte lost the lead in the Paris-Nice race to hand French star Tony Gallopin
the advantage heading into today's final stage.