Edvald Boasson Hagen claimed his fourth stage win at the Critérium du Dauphiné since 2010 as he outsprinted Frenchmen Julian Alaphilippe and Nacer Bouhanni in the slightly uphill finish at Belley. The Norwegian national champion therefore equaled the number of victories of his compatriot Thor Hushovd who imposed himself once a year from 2003 to 2006. Alberto Contador retained the yellow-blue jersey ahead of three mountainous conclusive stages.
“The last kilometers were really nervous. Everybody wanted to come to the front fighting for a good position. I was in a really good position. My team did a great job for me. It was a good day for the team because Maxime Bouet was in the breakaway. In the finale, I think with two kilometers to go, a Cofidis rider crashed just next to me on my right hand side. I hope he's OK. With 1km to go, I was probably a bit too far behind because I had to brake earlier to avoid the crash. It made me...
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Criterium du Dauphine 2016 - 09/06/2016 - Etape 4 - Tain-l'Hermitage/ Belley (176km) - BOASSON HAGEN Edvald (TEAM DIMENSION DATA) - Vainqueur de l'étape a Belley © ASO/A.Broadway
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