Team Garmin-Transitions dodged a bullet today in Paris-Nice, with strong winds causing many riders to crash. David Millar was able to make it into a key breakaway and moved up into third on the overall. Our newest director sportif Bingen Fernandez sent us this report:
Today it was one of those typical Paris-Nice stages — fast, cold, long and with a lot of crashes; but luckily not any for us. Still it was a very stressful day for the guys.
At 10 km to go 17 guys were in a break representing eight teams, and we had David Millar in it. This group took 17 seconds on the rest of the field. Because of that we now have David sitting third on the GC and Dan Martin and Tom Peterson just a few seconds behind.
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