Wout van Aert: “I didn’t expect to beat Sam Bennett”

June 13 th 2019 - 17:23

“We knew it’d be curvy in the last two kilometres and it’d be very difficult. It was necessary to hit the front early. I had a good position. I positioned myself on Julian Alaphilippe’s wheel and behind the guys from Bora, it was just perfect. I launched the sprint in the last bend. As I passed Julian, it was won. It’s a great week. I wanted to try and sprint because my second place on stage 3 gave me confidence. Honestly, I didn’t expect to beat a rider like Bennett. I’m taking profit of my form. But now that I’ve done a good time trial and a good sprint finish, I’ll race in support of our leader Steven Kruijswijk.”

Criterium du Dauphiné 2019 - 13/06/2019 - Etape 5 - Boën-sur-Lignon / Voiron (201 Km) - Wout VAN AERT (TEAM JUMBO - VISMA) - Avec le maillot blanc
Criterium du Dauphiné 2019 - 13/06/2019 - Etape 5 - Boën-sur-Lignon / Voiron (201 Km) - Wout VAN AERT (TEAM JUMBO - VISMA) - Avec le maillot blanc © ASO/Alex BROADWAY

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