LIVE Dauphiné: Leading group with Xandres Vervloesem in new hill stage | Critérium du Dauphine 2022

Critérium du Dauphiné: Stage 2

road race Road racesunny 26°Cdistance 169.8 km
location 12:35 PM: Saint-Peray – 4.37 pm: Brives-Charensac

yet111 km

    1. Olivier Le GacFRA
    2. Anders SkaarethNEVER
    3. Anthony DelaplaceFRA
    4. Xandres VervloesemBEL
    5. Alexis VuillermozFRA
    6. Kevin VermaerkeUSA
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    1. Olivier Le GacFRA
    2. Anders SkaarethNEVER
    3. Anthony DelaplaceFRA
    4. Xandres VervloesemBEL
    5. Alexis VuillermozFRA
    6. Kevin VermaerkeUSA

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The day after Wout van Aert’s victory, the Belgian champion can start again. In a hilly stage, the task awaits him and his teammates from Jumbo-Visma to control the escapees and to keep the yellow jersey within the team. Follow the 2nd stage in the Dauphiné live here from 12.35 pm.

  1. 13h 53. Just like yesterday, Chris Harper is the first bee to sting in the pack. 4’30” is about the maximum bonus the six have received.  .
  2. 13h50. Camembert. Would Anthony Delaplace hand out some cheese in the leading group? The 32-year-old Frenchman won Paris-Camembert at the end of April. He is the only escapee who has already been able to triumph this season.  †
  3. 13 hours 47. With an average of 44.8 km/h, the leading group moves towards the first obstacle of the day, a 4th category bump. The Côte de Désaignes is 5 kilometers at 4.3 percent.  †
  4. 13h 43. For the first time I race at Quick Step without a real sprinter in the team. That means that we all want to race aggressively here. † Mikkel Honoré (Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl).
  5. 13h 40.
  6. 13h35. In the front, Alexis Vuillermoz has the biggest palmares thanks to his stage win in the Tour de France in 2015. After years of service for AG2R-Citroën, the 34-year-old Frenchman is now in his second season with TotalEnergies. His spring should certainly not be underestimated: Vuillermoz achieved a lot of good top 10 places and became 10th in the Flèche Wallonne and 21st in Liège-Bastogne-Liège. †
  7. 4’25”. Towards the first official mountain of the day, the lead of the 6 leaders widens a bit.  . 13 hours 33.
  8. 13h 29. From 15h25 we put Renaat Schotte and José De Cauwer to work on One. Afterwards you can also watch the Ronde van Limburg: first on One, after 6 pm on Canvas.  †
  9. 13h 22. Vermaerke: with roots in Zottegem. Make no mistake: there is only one Belgian in the leading group. Kevin Vermaerke could be your neighbor or mine, but he’s American. The grandfather of 21-year-old Vermaerke grew up in Zottegem, but then moved to South Africa. Our frontrunner was also born there, but he grew up in California. His father has still won races and national titles with his Belgian passport.  †
  10. 13:15. In the peloton, the pressure is on Jumbo-Visma’s shoulders. They award the six for the time being 3’35”. .
  11. 13 hours 11. Lotto-Soudal is populated in the leading group by Xandres Vervloesem. The switch from 22-year-old Vervloesem to the pros does not go smoothly, but in 2020 he won the Ronde van de Isard, an important value indicator among the promises. Time is therefore a good advisor for the fan of Kimi Raïkkönen and horror films.  †
  12. 1 pm 10. I felt good yesterday, but today it is not our place to check. Do I trust my sprint? Yes, because the others can also make a mistake or have bad luck. † Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo).
  13. 1’05”. No more doubts: the flight of the day is born. 1 Belgian, 1 American, 1 Norwegian and 3 French set out.  . 13 hours 04.
  14. 1 p.m. 02. Bingo? It’s looking good for this attack wave. Who do we have up front? Xandres Vervloesem (Lotto-Soudal) Kevin Vermaerke (DSM) Anders Skaarseth (Uno-X) Anthony Delaplace (Arkéa-Samsic) Alexis Vuillermoz (TotalEnergies) Olivier Le Gac (Groupama-FDJ) .
  15. 12 hours 59. After almost 20 kilometers another five are modeled. Xandres Vervloesem (Lotto-Soudal) among others is active.  †
  16. 12 o’clock 58.
  17. 12 noon 55. Sean Quinn (EF-EasyPost) was one of many youngsters in yesterday’s top 10. The 22-year-old American finished 3rd in the sprint.  “How does it feel to sprint against Wout van Aert? I had the space to pass him, but I just didn’t have the legs”, the neopro looked back a moment ago. “This Wout van Aert is very difficult to beat.” †
  18. 12 hours 52. After more than 10 kilometers, five join forces, but the peloton is not immediately eager to lower the pace.  †
  19. Chute. The race radio signals a first fall: Matthew Walls (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R-Citroën) quickly jump back on their bikes.  † 12 hours 46.