ProTeam Lotto Dstny shows colours at Paris-Nice but returns without targeted stage win

Sports director Maxime Monfort looks back on seven days of racing at Paris-Nice.
Race 12 March 2023

The eight-day Paris-Nice came to an end with the traditional stage in Nice today. Lotto Dstny showed its colours during the Race to the Sun, but could not go home with a targeted stage win. There was the fifth place in the opening stage for Arnaud De Lie, who made his debut on the WorldTour stage racing scene. Brent Van Moer, Pascal Eenkhoorn and Harry Sweeny went on the attack during the closing weekend but could not clinch a result. With three stage wins and the general classification to his name, the Slovenian Pogacar was the big winner of Paris-Nice. Sports director Maxime Monfort looks back on seven days of racing.

“Beforehand, we targeted a stage win at Paris-Nice, which makes the overall balance a bit disappointing. It is up to us to learn from this week and turn this into an advantage towards the coming races. But we also need to remember a lot of positives, I saw a group with first and foremost a good shape, but also with the necessary grinta and desire to race. Apart from Thomas De Gendt, who was forced to abandon due to a crash, this tough Paris-Nice will have a positive effect on the shape of our guys. This is only promising with the upcoming races in mind’, concludes Maxime Monfort.

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