Van Aert opens with force in the goodbye of Froome

Wout Van Aert. that yesterday was second to the sprint, won the Roanne time trial and Adam Yates is the new leader. The abandonment of Froome marked the day.


The fourth stage of the Dauphiné was marked by the accident of Froome in the reconnaissance of the time trial in Roanne. In this way, the Briton left the race and will not be part of the next Tour de France. He was taken to the hospital in Lyon "after a very serious accident". confirmed the team. In terms of sports, the stage victory went to Wout van Aert (24 years old), , who thus achieved his first victory in the World Tour in a modality in which, despite making great records, was not his great strong point . Even so, he managed to shine and debut with Jumbo Visma.

With this triumph, the Belgian proves to be one of the great jewels of the peloton: classicomano (he was third in the last Strade-Bianche), sprinter (he finished second in the Tuesday) and also strong against the crono. Bridging the gap, a Fabian Cancellara-style runner, although that's big words. Three times cyclocross world champion, this year is highlighting on the road, in a case similar to that of Van der Poel, with which he has always maintained a great rivalry. The Belgian will be heading in the next Tour de France. The Dutchman, meanwhile, still will not debut in a big round.

Van Aert won with clarity on Van Garderen and Tom Dumoulin. Adam Yates finished sixth, to 56 seconds, and is the new leader of the test to the detriment of Dylan Teuns. Nairo Quintana was left forty seconds with the Briton and falls to tenth overall. This Thursday, quinta stage with final in Voiron after 201 kilometers and four ports, all of them of fourth category, and without a convalescent Chris Froome.



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