Julian Alaphilippe: "I wanted one more stage win"
“I’m very satisfied with my week of racing. It’s been hard. We raced seriously every day and at the end I have a stage win and the polka dot jersey. I can be happy with that. I enjoyed wearing this jersey, it motivated me for going to the front again today. I never gave up. I tried to win one more stage today after I secured the KOM. But I’ve paid for...
Jakob Fuglsang: "Easy and perfect"
“I was expecting the day to be even harder than it eventually happened to be but my team controlled it in a perfect way from the beginning. For me, it was a jump in a blue limousine until the finish. We got a nice group sent out. I don’t know what happened to Adam Yates but it seems that he stopped for some reasons and Steven Kruijswijk got some problems. The cold...
Dylan van Baarle: “The plan was to help Wout Poels"
“The plan was for Gianni [Moscon] and myself to go in the breakaway to try to help Wout [Poels] but it ended up a little bit differently. I’m so happy this week. It was with ups and downs. Everybody knows what happened with Chris [Froome]. The team did a really great job after that. I’m just really happy. In the past I really struggled in this race but I’ve...
Wout van Aert: “It’s been a nice week but I’m exhausted”
“It’s been a hard day because I was sick this morning but all I wanted was to complete the stage to be able to keep the green jersey till the end. It’s been a nice week but now I’m exhausted. The last three days have been long but I overcame the difficulties although we didn’t experience high altitudes.”
Bjorg Lambrecht: “I didn’t come for GC, it’s special to win this”
“It’s been a really hard race, especially because of the different changes of weather with rain, cold and sun. But I’m very happy with the shape I had here and the first place I got in the best young rider classification. I didn’t come here for GC but I was better than I expected. Now standing here in the white jersey is unbelievable. It’s definitely...
Van Baarle wins, Fuglsang is the champion in Champéry
The last stage of the 71st Critérium du Dauphiné went to Dylan van Baarle (Team Ineos) throughout a breakaway from far out. The Dutchman beat Australia’s Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott) whose team-mate and former race leader Adam Yates pulled out as many riders got sick the day after they faced very difficult stormy conditions. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) won his...
Fuglsang wins the 71st Critérium du Dauphiné
1. Dylan van Baarle
2. Jack Haig
3. Carl Fredrik Hagen
4. Warren Barguil
5. Sepp Kuss
Jakob Fuglsang is the overall winner.
Pinot on the move
Thibaut Pinot speeds up at the front of the yellow-blue jersey group
Van Baarle wins stage 8
Dylan van Baarle wins stage 8 in Champéry
Haig first at montée de Champéry
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