Review of Roglic in the Col de Porte that gives him the leadership

The Slovenian accelerated with 500 meters to go and left the rest of the favorites unanswered. Bernal failed to finish off Ineos' work and Landa held out with the best.


The Jumbo-Visma is so overflowing that he didn't even need to control the second stage of the Criterium del Dauphiné to sign another recital. Primoz Roglic, who since he returned to the competition has not found an opponent at his level, prevailed with a tremendous attack on top of Col de Porte that left the rest of the favorites dry. His main rival, Egan Bernal, could not take advantage of the work that Ineos took on for much of the day and gave up 10 seconds compared to the Slovenian. Mikel Landa was the best Spaniard, enduring in a group of the best where Enric Mas and Alejandro Valverde were absent in the last bars.

The 135 km that made up the route of the stage could only mean one thing: there would be a battle between the favorites on the final ascent to Col de Porte. But before the planned script was fulfilled. Eight riders tried their luck from the starting flag, with Schär repeating the break as in the first stage. The Jumbo-Visma assumed responsibility at the head of the pack, escorting their brand new yellow Wout van Aert jersey with workers of the stature of Robert Gesink and Tony Martín. Ineos, until then, waiting.

Around 40 km to the finish, it was Van Aert himself who put on his overalls and tightened the pace in the peloton, leaving a large number of riders hanging on the road and reducing the strength of the rival teams. The shock came 22 km from the end in the form of falls. Sergio Higuita went to the ground while passing by an islet and caused a pileup. Although there were no serious consequences, Luis León was forced to abandon the race. Schar and Armirail, the last survivors of the escape, were absorbed by the large group at the beginning of the last level.

The first sections of Col de Porte passed between the glances of the favorite squads and a tense calm. Until it was time for Ineos, who with his full training was gaining ground on the three members of the Jumbo who were holding out, his famous trident. With Van Aert off the hook from the first ramps, the change of leader was assured for the roosters, with a devilish rate of ascent from Ineos. The first to shake the tree was Buchmann, causing Bernal to run out of companions (Froome and Thomas had previously taken down). At that moment Kuss appeared to pave the way for a huge Roglic, who attacked sitting with 500 meters to go. No one could cope with such a power. Pinot settled for second place and showed signs of going to more, something that Quintana and Landa also endorsed by holding out with the best. New plenary session of the Jumbo, which in two days adds two partial wins and the lead, first with Van Aert and from today with Roglic. There is still a mountain and three days to turn the situation around, but the Slovenian is currently the one who commands the peloton ... 444 444Stage results

1º Primoz Roglic (ESL, Jumbo), 3: 39: 40

2º Thibaut Pinot (FRA, Groupama), at 8 "

º Emanuel Buchmann (ALE, Bora), mt

4º Guillaume Martin (FRA, Cofidis), mt

5º Nairo Quintana (COL, Arkea), at 10 "

General classification

1º Primoz Roglic (ESL, Jumbo), 9: 07: 12

2º Thibaut Pinot (FRA, Groupama), at 12 "

º Emanuel Buchmann (ALE, Bora), at 14 "

4º Egan Bernal (COL, Ineos), at 16 "

5º Guillaume Martin (FRA, Cofidis), at 18 "

3333 338º Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren), at 20 "

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