David Gaudu: “I gained confidence”
"It’s always a pleasure to climb on the podium, furthermore at the end of a stage race and as the winner of the best young rider standings. I’m happy, I’m inside the top 10 of the overall standings and I gained confidence with good feelings for my return to competition. The Dauphiné is an important step towards the Tour. When we arrived, we didn’t...
Sonny Colbrelli: “We’ve done great”
"I’m very happy with the green jersey. The last two days were about surviving. Three places of second, a stage victory, and two victories for Mark Padun, we’ve done great as a team. Now I want to be in my best shape for the Tour de France. My dream is to win the first stage, to take the Yellow jersey. And If not, I’ll go for another stage and also for the green...
Richie Porte: “To finally win here, I’m over the Moon”
"I’ve been 2nd twice on GC, I also lost the 2nd place in the final km another year, so to finally win it, I’m over the Moon. All the sacrifices with my wife and my two kids, it’s worth it. And with Ineos Grenadiers, this team was unbelievable today. I know the descent from Joux Plane, I’ve done it many many times. I decided to do my own pace. I saw G [Thomas]...
Mark Padun: “I never felt so good”
"It’s a dream. It’s really really incredible. I still felt yesterday’s victory was unbelievable, it left me with so much stress and adrenaline. I tried to forget what I did and to focus on today. The plan was to go in the breakaway and maybe help Jack Haig for the GC battle on the final climb. I figured why not go for the KOM points too. We had more than 2 minutes...
Porte and Padun, over the Moon
The final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné often brings fireworks and many attackers decide to set the race on fire with an uphill start. Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo) attacks on the slopes of the Côte d’Esserts-Blay and 17 riders manage to get away over the top: Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), Martin (Cofidis), Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), Arcas, Erviti...
Richie Porte wins the 73rd Critérium du Dauphiné
1. Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers)
2. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana-Premier Tech), +17''
3. Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), +29''
4. Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe), +33''
5. Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious), +34''
1. Mark Padun (Bahrain Victorious)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), +1'36''
3. Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe), +1'36''
4. Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën), +1'57''
5. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), +2'10''
Mark Padun wins stage 8 of the Critérium du Dauphiné
His second stage victory in a row.
Last kilometre for Padun
Vingegaard and Konrad trail by 1'40''. O'Connor is slightly ahead of the GC group.
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