Sergio Henao and Poels joint leaders for Team Sky at Paris-Nice

Sergio Henao (Team Sky) celebrates 2017 Paris-Nice victory

Defending champion Sergio Henao will share leadership at Team Sky with Wout Poels at Paris-Nice . The pair will be backed by a strong climbing line-up of David de la Cruz, Sebastian Henao and Diego Rosa, with Ian Stannard and Dylan van Baarle providing the manpower for the flatter stages. Henao won last year’s Paris-Nice by just two seconds over Alberto Contador, who made a concerted effort to break the Colombian on the final stage. Henao was 40 seconds back on Contador at one point, but a determined chase into Nice helped him to retain his race lead by a slender margin. De la Cruz, riding for Quick-Step Floors at the time, won the stage and denied Contador the vital seconds he needed to win the overall classification. This season, Henao has got off to a good start with victory at the Colombian national championships and fourth place overall at ...

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