On a proud day for American cycling, Matteo Jorgenson (Visma-Lease a Bike) claimed the biggest victory of his career so far, winning the overall title at Paris-Nice

The 24-year-old from Idaho went into Sunday’s final stage in second on the general classification, four seconds behind his friend and compatriot Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates). He then rode astutely into Nice, tagging onto a trio of attacks from Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) with 44km to go, and following the Belgian to the line. 

Evenepoel won the two-up sprint for the stage, a silver lining for his efforts, and rose to second in the general classification. 

Remco Evenepoel at Paris-Nice 2024

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The last American victory at the race came in 2006, when Jorgenson was just six years old. Honours that year went to Floyd Landis, who later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career. 

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