CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE 2021 STAGE 2 RESULTS

Lukas Postlberger of Bora-Hansgrohe won a hilly second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Monday to claim the overall leader’s yellow jersey. The Austrian, was the sole survivor of a long-range breakaway, just clung on for the win after a 107-mile slog over five verdant hills from Brioude to Sauges.

Overnight leader and surprise winner of Sunday’s opening stage Brent Van Moer finished three minutes down on the peloton, which sped up the final incline trying to catch Postlberger.

Sonny Colbrelli was again second and lies 12 seconds off the overall lead while Alejandro Valverde is in third at 20 seconds.

In the final chase, Briton Chris Froome a four-time Tour de France winner, was dropped as he continues to struggle to rediscover his form.

The eight-day stage race is a warm up for the Tour de France which starts from Brest in four weeks time.

Ineos appear to have the strongest team in the Criterium to support Geraint Thomas but the field also contains Nairo Quintana, Steven Kruijswijk and Miguel Angel Lopez.

Lukas Postlberger (AUT – Bora – Hansgrohe)

STAGE 2 RESULTS

1 POSTLBERGER Lukas BORA – hansgrohe 4:25:20
2 COLBRELLI Sonny Bahrain – Victorious 0:11
3 VALVERDE Alejandro Movistar Team 0:11
4 ASGREEN Kasper Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:11
5 BYSTROM Sven Erik UAE-Team Emirates 0:11
6 KONRAD Patrick BORA – hansgrohe 0:11
7 VAN WILDER Ilan Team DSM 0:11
8 VAN AVERMAET Greg AG2R Citroën Team 0:11
9 ARANBURU Alex Astana – Premier Tech 0:11
10 GAUDU David Groupama – FDJ 0:11

 

OVERALL RESULTS

1 POSTLBERGER Lukas BORA – hansgrohe 8:38:32
2 COLBRELLI Sonny Bahrain – Victorious 0:12
3 VALVERDE Alejandro Movistar Team 0:20
4 ASGREEN Kasper Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:24
5 ARANBURU Alex Astana – Premier Tech 0:24
6 KONRAD Patrick BORA – hansgrohe 0:24
7 VALGREN Michael EF Education – Nippo 0:24
8 MARTIN Guillaume Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 0:24
9 THOMAS Geraint INEOS Grenadiers 0:24
10 VAN WILDER Ilan Team DSM 0:24

 

RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini

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