Primoz Roglic takes over yellow Dauphiné from Van Aert, stage victory Verona | cycling

On the climb of the Galibier, a large group broke away in stages, including mountain king Pierre Rolland and Luis Leon Sánchez, who was the best classified rider at the front, less than three minutes from leader Wout van Aert. They received a maximum of more than four minutes, as a result of which the Spaniard drove virtually in yellow.

On the Croix de Fer Van Aert had to let go of the peloton and also the number two in the standings Mattia Cattaneo had to release. At the front, Carlos Verona was the strongest and started the final climb solo with a minute and a half ahead of the group of favourites. That seemed enough for the Spaniard, but Primoz Roglic came out with lightning speed when he opened his attack two kilometers from the finish, leaving the rest of the favorites behind. The hole was just too big and so Verona was able to put his hands in the air.

Roglic finished second ahead of his teammate Jonas Vingegaard. Roglic and Vingegaard are now also the numbers 1 and 2 in the standings. Ben O’Connor is currently number three. The eight-day cycling race ends on Sunday with another solid mountain stage.

Riesebeek solos to victory Dwars door het Hageland

Oscar Riesebeek has won his first victory as a pro. The 29-year-old Alpecin-Fenix ​​rider won Dwars door het Hageland. Riesebeek broke away from the front group in the final and was the first to reach the Citadel in Diest, his Belgian teammate Gianni Vermeersch finished second a few seconds later.

Dwars door het Hageland is a Belgian one-day race over 177 kilometers, partly over unpaved roads and cobblestones. Last year, Norwegian Rasmus Tiller won the competition also known as the Vlaamse Strade Bianche. Also on the honors list are the Dutchmen Niki Terpstra (2016) and Mathieu van der Poel (2017).

Dupont stays ahead of Kooij in ZLM Tour

The Belgian Thimothy Dupont has won the fourth stage of the ZLM Tour. The Belgian of Bingoal Pauwels Sauces won the sprint after 196.5 kilometers between Sint Willebrord and Mierlo. He was just ahead of classification leader Olav Kooij and the Italian Elia Viviani.

For the 34-year-old Dupont it is the first victory of 2022 and the eighth in total.

Kooij remains the leader in the general classification thanks to his second place. Sunday is the last stage of the ZLM Tour. It goes from Made to Rijsbergen.

Wiebes wins final stage Women’s Tour, overall victory for Longo Borghini

Lorena Wiebes has booked her third stage win in the Women’s Tour. The 23-year-old Dutch cyclist won the final stage over 143 kilometers in the bunch sprint. The overall victory in the British stage race went to Italy’s Elisa Longo Borghini, who crossed the line in third in Oxford and rode Australian Grace Brown out of the yellow leader’s jersey via the bonus seconds.

Wiebes won the second and third stage earlier this week. The Team DSM sprinter lost the leader’s jersey in stage four. Brown entered the final stage as number 1 in the standings, but Longo Borghini was in second place in the same time.

The Australian took 3 bonus seconds in an intermediate sprint. Longo Borghini, not a sprinter by nature, ensured that the pace was so high in the final in the streets of Oxford that the front group thinned considerably. Ellen van Dijk’s 30-year-old teammate at Trek-Segafredo also intervened in the bunch sprint and took enough bonus seconds to win the six-day stage race.