Paris-Nice: Britain's Yates in contention with two stages remaining

Simon Yates

Britain’s Simon Yates won stage six of the Paris-Nice to move up to eighth overall with two stages remaining.

The 24-year-old escaped the peloton on the penultimate climb for a solo finish on the 193.5km route from Aubagne to Fayence.

Yates finished 17 seconds clear, leaving him one minute and 37 seconds behind leader Julian Alaphilippe who retained the yellow jersey.

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