Spaniard Alberto Contador won the Paris-Nice with an audacious attack on the final stage on Sunday.
Contador claimed his first major victory of the season
The 24-year-old Discovery Channel rider took the yellow jersey ahead of Italian Davide Rebellin, who started the day six seconds in front.
Contador went for home 6km from the summit of the Col d'Eze and Rebellin could only struggle over the line 22 seconds behind the Spaniard.
Scotland's David Millar finished 15th in a group one minute off the lead.
Paris-Nice stage seven result:
1. Alberto Contador (ESP) Discovery 3hr 15min 47sec
2. David Lopez (ESP) at 19sec
3. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP) same time
4. Samuel Sanchez (ESP) 22sec
5. Alexandre Botcharov (RUS) s.t.
6. Franco Pellizotti (ITA) s.t.
7. Tadej Valjavec (SLO) s.t.
8. Davide Rebellin (ITA) s.t.
9. Frank Schleck (LUX) s.t.
10. Cadel Evans (AUS) s.t.
11. Luis Sanchez (ESP) s.t.
12. Jerome Pineau (FRA) 1:00
13. Sebastien Joly (FRA) s.t.
14. Andy Schleck (LUX) s.t.
15. David Millar (GBR) s.t.