Polish national champion for time trial Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) won the prologue of the Critérium du Dauphiné in Valence by one second over Dutch specialist Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo) while hot favourite Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) crashed at half way in a curve. Kwiatkowski positioned himself as a potential winner of the Alpine race.
153 riders took...
“After fourty days without racing, it’s a bit of a surprise to win here today although I knew that I came with a good shape. I prepared for the Dauphiné and the Tour very well. You always have to think of the win when you start a bike race. It was a really nice course, a little bit technical. I wanted to do well and find out where I’m at after I built...
|Road||Kilometers||Schedules Local Time|
|From the finish||From the start||P||D|
|FRANCE DRÔME (26) VC VALENCE - AVENUE SADI CARNOT||6.6||0||12:08||14:42|
|VC VALENCE - AVENUE SADI CARNOT||6.6||0||12:08||14:42|
|Boulevard du Général de Gaulle||6.2||0.4||12:08||14:42|
|Avenue Léon Gambetta||5.7||0.9||12:09||14:43|
|Avenue Maurice Faure||5.6||1||12:09||14:43|
|Avenue de Valensolles||4.3||2.3||12:11||14:45|
|Boulevard de Crussol||4||2.6||12:11||14:45|
|Rue de Mauboule||3.5||3.1||12:12||14:46|
|Chemin de l'épervière||3.3||3.3||12:12||14:46|
|Avenue de Provence (D2007 N)||1.6||5||12:14||14:48|
|Avenue Léon Gambetta||0.9||5.7||12:15||14:49|
|Place de la République||0.4||6.2||12:15||14:49|
|VALENCE - Boulevard Bancel||0||6.6||12:16||14:50|
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