Paris-Nice: Shock & Joy

Shock & Joy!

Philippe Gilbert was ready to shine on the Promenade des Anglais with the help from his BMC boys.

I was as surprised as PhilGil was as the smooth Sylvain Chavanel came breezing by to win the stage. Home favorite Chava is riding so well, solid that is, maintaining third overall behind leader Richie Porte. Tomorrow is the decisive Col d'Eze TT stage.