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Critérium du Dauphiné: Roglic and Jumbo-Visma without rivals

Unsurprisingly, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) won the 74th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné on Sunday. A race perfectly mastered by the Jumbo-Visma team, especially since the team was able to take three stage victories (with Van Aert and Vingegaard). The 32-year-old Slovenian Roglic took the leader’s jersey from his teammate Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) on Saturday before finishing the job at the end of the climb on the plateau de Solaison: “Everything was under control. It was a tough day with a fast start. The others were all there but all jumped away one by one and everyone joined in the work. It’s a great day for the team,” commented the man who became the second Slovenian to win this race, twelve years after Janez Brajkovic.

The results: 1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), 2. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), 3. Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën Team)…

Stages won by: Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Alexis Vuillermoz (TotalEnergies), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Valentin Ferron (TotalEnergies), Carlos Verona (Movistar Team), Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma).


The Women’s Tour: Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) by a second

A single second. This is what separated Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) from Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) at the end of the sixth and final stage of the Women’s Tour on Saturday. The Italian champion did indeed manage to dethrone the leader of the general classification by finishing in third place in the last stage. “It’s a big relief to win this race because it’s been a strange spring for me. Now I am back to my usual level. It’s good to win an overall classification, it hasn’t happened to me often in my career. It’s only the third stage race I’ve won,” said the Italian.

The results: 1. Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope), Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon/SRAM Racing)… 

Stages won by: Clara Copponi (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope), Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope), Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM).


ZLM Tour: Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) no gifts

This is called dominating from start to finish. The Dutch rider from the Jumbo-Visma team did not leave it to anyone to believe in victory. Winner of the first two stages, he took the leader’s jersey on the first day of the race and took it to Rijsbergen. The 20-year-old rider, already an impressive winner of the Circuit de la Sarthe-Pays de la Loire in April, even gave himself the luxury of winning the last stage. He could have ended with an even more impressive record if he had not been beaten in a photo finish during the fourth stage…

With three distinctive jerseys (general, points and best young rider), he dominated the race.

The results: 1. Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma), 2. Jakub Mareczko (Alpecin-Fenix), 3. Aaron Van Poucke (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)…

Stages won by: Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma), Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma), Jakub Mareczko (Alpecin-Fenix), Timothy Dupont (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB), Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma).


Adriatica Ionica Race: Zana (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) the strongest

The Adriatica Ionica Race ended on Wednesday as it started. With a sprint victory for Christian Scaroni (Italy). But after five days of racing, it was Filippo Zana (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) who won the overall. The 23-year-old rider and winner of the Tour of the Czech Republic in 2021, took the leader’s blue jersey at the end of the second stage.

The results: 1. Filippo Zana (Bardiani-CSF-Faizané), 2. Natnael Tesfatsion (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli), 3. Vadim Pronskiy (Astana Qazaqstan Team)… 

Stages won by: Christian Scaroni (Italy), Natnael Tesfatsion (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli), Giovanni Carboni (Italy), Riccardo Lucca (Work Service Vitacare Vega), Christian Scaroni (Italy).


Tour de Suisse: Williams (Bahrain Victorious) the first leader

Stephen Williams (Bahrain Victorious) won the sprint during the first stage of the Tour de Suisse. The 26-year-old Briton beat a group of fifteen riders and as a result posted his first victory in the WorldTour. Having taken 43rd in the 2021 edition, Williams started the Swiss event perfectly. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) suffered during this inaugural stage and has already conceded 51 seconds to the other favorites.

First stage: 1. Stephen Williams (Bahrain-Victorious), 2. Maximillian Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe), 3. Andreas Kron (Lotto-Soudal)…


Races to come : 

Tour de Suisse 12-19/06 www.tourdesuisse.ch

Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenges 14/06 http://www.denivelechallenges.com

Baloise Belgium Tour 15-19/06 www.sport.be/baloisebelgiumtour/2022/nl/

La Route d’Occitanie La Dépêche du midi 16-19/06 www.laroutedoccitanie.fr