Interview - 09/06 - 15:26

Primoz Roglic: “You don’t win a race like this every day”

“It’s crazy to be able to win the Dauphiné after everything that happened, the crash and everything that came in between. It’s incredible. Yes, I was hearing all the gaps all the time. I was happy that the others didn’t go faster. I was just tired. It was close but finally I’m satisfied for the team. It’s definitely something we needed...

Interview - 09/06 - 15:13

Carlos Rodriguez: “The plan was respected”

”It’s a nice finish to the week. I was feeling good the whole race. Of course I’m happy. I must thank my team-mates who sacrificed themselves from the start of the stage. The plan was respected to the letter and I’m glad I was able to finish it off.  The idea was to have someone in the break to help me in the last climb if necessary. That’s...

The stage film - 09/06 - 15:06

Roglic shows resistance at Les Glières

Eleven in the lead
The start was given at 10:26 to 103 riders. Sepp Kuss (Visma-Lease a Bike), Ryan Gibbons (Lidl-Trek), Clement Champoussin (Decathlon-Ag2R), Mark Donovan (Q36.5), Tom Paquot (Intermarché-Wanty) and Harold Tejada (Astana) did not start. Several attempts took place in the 1st category Col de la Forclaz (km 14.2). Near the top, a group of five emerged,...

Sporting stakes - 09/06 - 05:13

A last stage to finish it off for Roglic

Last stages were not always ideal for Primoz Roglic, who lost the Dauphiné on the last day in 2020 and Paris-Nice in 2021. But those days are over now for the Slovenian, who since won the Criterium in 2022 and the Race to the Sun the same year. And with his 1:02 lead over white jersey holder Matteo Jorgenson and 1:13 over Canada’s Derek Gee, the Slovenian can be...

Interview - 08/06 - 15:39

Matteo Jorgenson: “I’m discovering my limits with each race”

  “I thought it was possible to win the stage but it was hard to beat Primoz. I’m not a sprinter I don’t have a lot of jump but I did the best I could. I’m not the new team leader, Jonas (Vingegaard) is at another level and all the signs are good for him. He’s training well and I’m confident he will be there at the Tour and be strong....

Interview - 08/06 - 15:35

Marc Soler: “The last climb was too hard”

“The condition is good. I tried but the last climb was too hard and I could not make it.  I was for on the GC so I tried. We took some time but this climb was too hard and I could not do anything. There might be another opportunity tomorrow if the legs are here. I would like to finish this Dauphiné in a good condition and we will see.”

Interview - 08/06 - 15:27

Remco Evenepoel: “That’s life”

“It was not too bad, I was at the front all day but the legs were no longer there and I had to take my own pace until the finish. There are no worries, I’m working on my form so there’s nothing special. The gap was a big one and I know I still have a lot of work to do. For me, it’s not a surprise to be dropped in such a steep climb, I know I still don’t...

Interview - 08/06 - 15:27

Primoz Roglic: “Let’s try to finish it off.”

 “It seems easy but really guys did an amazing job and they controlled from the start. I’m glad I had the legs in the end to finish it off. At the end I told myself why not? Just because the guys did an incredible job after the crash and everything. Another day and we can celebrate and be happy. Let’s try to finish it off tomorrow. We’ll do our best...

The stage film - 08/06 - 15:16

Roglic one class above

Ten riders lead the way on Les Saisies

The real start was given at 10:29 to 122 riders. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Lidl-Trek), Anders Skaarseth (Uno-X), Logan Currie (Lotto Dstny), Clement Russo (Groupama-FDJ), Hugo Toumire (Cofidis), Christophe Juul Jensen and Blake Quick (Jayco AlUla) and Abner Umba (Astana) did not start. The stage kicked off to a fast start, which saw several...

Sporting stakes - 08/06 - 02:40

Ready for the queen stage

With three 1st category climbs and an unprecedented final ascent to Samoens 1600, the 155.4-km 7th stage of the Criterium du Dauphiné can arguably be seen as “the queen stage” of this 66th edition. For local experts, the last ascent is considered as comparable to Joux-Plane, only harder! But the peloton will also have to tackle such famous passes as les Saisies...

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