Biniam Girmay finished sixth in the opening stage of his first Paris-Nice (2.UWT) and repeated this performance on day three at the end of an explosive final with a slightly uphill finish in Dun-le-Palestel.
Earlier today, his teammates took their responsibilty in the lead of the peloton behind an escaped trio with a maximal advantage of 5 minutes.
Before the bunch sprint, three hills of third category within the final 70 kilometer provoked a selection among the sprinters. Girmay was well surrounded by his teammates and reached the top of the final difficulty in front of a group of 50 units.
In the battle for the best positions in the approach of the red flag, the Eritrean rider was pushed into the lawn edge and quickly gained back his position in the front thanks to an ultimate effort of Georg Zimmermann, before Loïc Vliegen powerfully launched the sprint with 900 meter to go. With his sixth place, the 21 year old continues his strong efforts in his first Paris-Nice.