• Richie Porte topped the podium as the first Australian ever to win Paris-Nice
  • Carer Marko Dzalo helps Danny Pate make his final preparations before the off
  • The American has been an incredible presence for the team during the race
  • Vasil Kiryienka crashed hard on Thursday but true to form got up and finished the race
  • Diego Ulissi completed a strong race with seventh on the stage and the same result overall
  • David Lopez has been a tower of strength as Porte's final wingman on the stages
  • Sylvain Chavanel was able to sew up the points jersey and ended the race fifth overall
  • Kanstantsin Siutsou is fully back to his best after an unfortunate crash at the Tour de France
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud was one of the big winners on the day and moved up to third overall
  • Nairo Quintana confirmed himself as a star of the future with a fast time
  • Tejay Van Garderen was edged off the podium by Peraud
  • Andrew Talansky was Porte's nearest challenger and would end the race runner up, 55 seconds back
  • Porte blasted into the stage and was immediately on the pace
  • Showing no sign of nerves he was 21 seconds up at the intermediate split
  • The result was never in doubt as Porte won the stage by 23 seconds
  • There were plenty of smiles on the final podium

Paris-Nice Stage Seven Gallery

Richie Porte topped the podium as the first Australian ever to win Paris-Nice