The Dane Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek) won the 6th stage of Paris-Nice on Thursday in La Colle-sur-Loup where the American Brandon McNulty (UAE) took back the leader’s yellow jersey.

The two men, accompanied by the American Matteo Jorgenson (Visma-Lease a bike), broke away in the last bump of the day.

They crossed the line, in the rain, with around fifty seconds ahead of a small group of favorites led by Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic.

The suspense for the final victory remains intact before the last two stages in the Nice region where difficult weather conditions are expected this weekend.

But the Colombian Santiago Buitrago, second overall at the start of the stage, lost all his chances with a fall and a mechanical incident in the final.