Paris-Nice 2007

After much battling between race organizers and the UCI, Paris-Nice finally went off as it should, keeping all happy except for Unibet.

David Millar nearly broke six-minutes with his 6:01 time, which is a promising result for his road towards re-earning the World TT Championship he lost as a result of his doping. Fans of the Millar Line will be pleased. Millar's result today clears the entire field of doping -- think of the money the Paris-Nice organizers could save with the testing.

David Millar rejected his wind-tunnel-determined TT position; Levi Leipheimer's new wind-tunnel-determined position finished 0:03 behind in sixth. Overall it was a tight grouping with the top five all within 2 seconds of Millar. Former Paris-Nice winner Bobby Julich finished just outside the top-ten at 0:06 back. Zabriskie finished 0:11 behind, so he appears to be telling the truth about his lighter winter training schedule designed for later-season peaking.

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