Team Jumbo-Visma (France) - Press Release: Olav Kooij has won the fifth stage of Paris-Nice. The 21-year-old sprinter got off the wheel of Mads Pedersen after more than two hundred kilometres, following a strong lead-out from Edoardo Affini, and pushed his bike across the line first. It is Kooij's second victory at WorldTour level, having won a stage at the Tour of Poland last season.
The longest stage of this edition of the "Race to the Sun" had to be climbed right from the start. Some second- and third-category climbs were perfect for a possible breakaway, but it did not materialise.