Criterium du Dauphine: Primoz Roglic wins and team-mate Jonas Vingegaard claims second

Primoz Roglic on his bike

Primoz Roglic received the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday on the Plateau de Solaison.

The Jumbo-Visma rider, 32, cruised to victory, with two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar absent.

The Slovenian took second place within the eighth and closing stage received by his Danish team-mate Jonas Vingegaard.

The three-time Vuelta a Espana winner is predicted to be one of many predominant contenders at this 12 months’s Tour de France.

Roglic and Vingegaard had been in a breakaway group within the final stage, which was a 137.5km experience from Saint-Alban-Leysse to Plateau de Solaison.

With victory in sight, Roglic pushed his team-mate forward so he may take the stage and second place total with Australian Ben O’Connor ending third within the normal classification and Britain’s Tao Geoghegan Hart in eighth.

Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard

“I lastly received some races in France so it is tremendous good,” mentioned Roglic. “It wasn’t simply us two, it was the entire group who had every part below management from the beginning.

“Jonas was tremendous sturdy on the final climb (to Plateau de Solaison) and it is loopy, an unbelievable day for our group.

“As you possibly can see, issues are moving into the proper path so we might be assured. We’ve got some extra time, some extra work to do and ought to be prepared for the Tour.”

The Tour de France will run from 1-24 July.

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