Late attack gives Primoz Roglic stage victory and GC lead at Criterium du Dauphine
Aug 14 2020 01:51 am CET

Late attack gives Primoz Roglic stage victory and GC lead at Criterium du Dauphine
Late attack gives Primoz Roglic stage victory and GC lead at Criterium du Dauphine
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) has taken the win of the second stage at the Criterium du Dauphine and climbed to the top of the GC standings.

The second stage of the French race was 135 kilometres long between Vienne and the HC category climb of the Col de Porte. A group of eight riders, that included the leader of the mountain classification Michael Schär (CCC Team) escaped from the peloton and were reeled back in on the last climb of the day.

Ineos took control of the pack on the last ascent of the day and Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Pavel Sivakov took turns to avoid Jumbo-Visma to be in front for another they. But their pace wore Egan Bernal off and at the last kilometre Primoz Roglic launched an attack and couldn't be followed by any of the favourites.

The Slovenian crossed the finish line by himself, eight seconds ahead Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe), and climbed to the top of the General Classification of the race.






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