Paris-Nice Stage 4: Stybar 5th After Making the Chase Group, Now 8th GC
After a race of bunch sprints, there was finally a breakaway that made it in the 4th stage of Paris-Nice on Wednesday. Two riders attacked on the final, Category 2 climb and were able to hold off a chase group to make it to the finish line.
Tom-Jelte Slagter (Garmin-Sharp) won the stage, while Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) was 2nd, and Wilco Kelderman (Belkin Pro Cycling Team) was 3rd.
OPQS rider Zdenek Stybar made it into a select group that put time on the yellow jersey wearer, John Degenkob of Giant-Shimano.
As a result of the gaps between groups, and Stybar placing 5th in the stage, he is now 8th in the GC, 19" back from new race leader Thomas.