Wout Poels and Sergio Henao held firm on the general classification at Paris-Nice following a testing fifth stage.
Everybody wanted to be at the front but we were able to take the climb in the first positions.
1. Jerome Cousin (Direct Energie) 3:57:25
2. Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) +2"
3. Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) +6"
4. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana)
5. Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Team Emirates)
1. Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) 17:45:26
2. Wout Poels (Team Sky) +15"
9. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) +48"