Another one for Van Aert! This time he won the sprint against Bennett

The Dauphiné 2019 will undoubtedly be a special race for Van Aert. He achieved his first win this Wednesday in the time trial. Now, on a fly.

Second consecutive victory for Wout van Aert in the Dauphiné. The Dutchman, of 24 years and arrived from the cyclocross, is demonstrating in this race his strength and his diversity. Last Tuesday gave the stick, being second in the sprint of Riom. Yesterday, Wednesday, he gave the surprise and won the Roanne time trial and clearly with one of the modalities that, as he confirmed, began to prepare this year. It was his first World Tour win. Scarce 24 hours later, the second one arrives and this time on a fly. The Jumbo Visma beat Bennett and Alaphilippe.

Van Aert, three times cyclocross world champion and one of Van der Poel's great rivals in the modality, will be in the Tour de France. It is difficult to find a runner who is a sprinter, a time trialist ... and a clasicomano, because Van Aert, like a good Belgian , is a lover of the spring classics. Fabian Cancellara style. This year he was third in the Strade Bianche. The day, with four ports of fourth category, was carried out by three brave who dreamed of the triumph until scarce two kilometers of goal: De Marchi (CCC), Rossetto (Cofidis) and Bagot (Vital Concept) .

Gilbert and Boasson Hagen They tried in the last kilometer, but the group did not allow them to leave. Alaphilippe and Bennett started with power ... and began the comeback of Van Aert. Among the favorites, without changes in the general. Adam Yates continues leading. This Thursday, a day with eight ports (none of the first) but conducive to movements among the important men of the race. Pinot (to 25 seconds), Quitana (to 40) ... the demanding part of the race arrives, with important runners with time to recover.

Classification of the stage

1º Wout van Aert (Bel) | Jumbo | 5h 00: 3


2º Sam Bennett (Irl) | BORA | mt

3º Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) | Deceuninck | mt

General classification

1º Adam Yates (Gbr) | Mitchelton | 17h 28: 00

2º Dylan Teuns (Bel) | Bahrain | to


3º Teejay Van Garderen (USA) | Education | 6 "

5º Wout Van Aert (Bel) | Jumbo | 20"

7º Thibaut Pinot (Fra) | Groupama | 25 "

10º Nairo Quintana (Col) | Movistar | 40"

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