Paris: Ireland's Sam Bennett surged with 200-km to go to snatch his stage three win in Paris-Nice.
This was his second stage win after the one he clinched two years ago in Chalons-sur-Saone. The Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter was the freshest of the field in the finale and he overpowered Australia's Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), who had to be content with his second runner-up spot in this edition while Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) was third.
Race leader Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), winner of the first two stages, returned to the front too late to be a contender this time. The Dutchman still retained his overall leader's yellow jersey with a six-second lead over Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) and 11 seconds over Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana Pro Team)