Critérium du Dauphiné: Alaphilippe gets in the mix in Voiron

Critérium du Dauphiné: Alaphilippe gets in the mix in Voiron

Thursday 13 June 2019 - 16:31

The leader of the UCI Individual Classification Ranking finished third on the fifth day of the race.

Rémi Cavagna is definitely one of the unsung heroes of this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné. The 22-year-old’s strenuous work for Deceuninck – Quick-Step since the start of the race was a thing of beauty, a selfless commitment that saw Rémi put himself in the services of the team leaders on a daily basis, either by going into the break and paving the way for Julian Alaphilippe to win a quintet of classified climbs, or by spending an enormous amount of time at the front of the peloton, eating kilometers and chewing into the escapees’ gap.

Most recently, the “TGV of Clermont-Ferrand” showed his undeniable skills of “breakaway killer” on stage five of the race, the second-longest at this edition (201 kilometers), where unperturbed by the rolling parcours between Boën-sur-Lignon and Voiron or the crosswinds that threatened to shatter the bunch to pieces, he gradually reduced the leading trio’s advantage, before finally peeling off the front inside the last ten kilometers.

That allowed Philippe Gilbert to launch a daring attack under the flamme rouge kite, which was shut down with only 500 meters to go. That didn’t mean it was over for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, as Julian Alaphilippe navigated through the chaotic pack on the tricky uphill drag to the line and sprinted to his first podium since returning to competition last Sunday, behind Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe).

Alaphilippe was one of the three Wolfpack members to conclude the stage in the upper part of the classification, alongside Zdenek Stybar (7th) and Philippe Gilbert, who despite being reabsorbed, still had enough left to sprint and get ninth.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
5:00:34
2 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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4 Lorrenzo Manzin
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5 Clément Venturini
AG2R La Mondiale
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6 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
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7 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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8 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
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9 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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10 Mads Würtz Schmidt
Team Katusha Alpecin
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25 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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138 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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140 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:27
1 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
17:28:00
2 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
0:04
3 Tejay van Garderen
EF Education First
0:06
4 Jakob Fuglsang
Astana Pro Team
0:07
5 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:20
6 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:24
7 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
0:25
8 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:26
9 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
0:30
10 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
0:40
20 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:12
58 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:00
61 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:04
65 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:09
99 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:57
131 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40:17
1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
82 pt
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
53 pt
3 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
47 pt
4 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
38 pt
5 Clément Venturini
AG2R La Mondiale
34 pt
6 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
30 pt
7 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
29 pt
8 Guillaume Martin
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
28 pt
9 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
24 pt
10 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24 pt
21 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
22 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
23 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
44 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
17:28:20
2 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
1:24
3 Bjorg Lambrecht
Lotto Soudal
2:25
4 Steff Cras
Team Katusha Alpecin
3:02
5 Nick Schultz
Mitchelton-Scott
3:47
6 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
6:21
7 Odd Christian Eiking
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
7:40
8 Gianni Moscon
Team INEOS
7:47
9 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
8:59
10 Lennard Hofstede
Team Jumbo-Visma
9:05
25 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:37
32 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
39:57
1 Casper Pedersen
Team Sunweb
18 pt
2 Magnus Cort Nielsen
Astana Pro Team
13 pt
3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
4 Fabien Doubey
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
10 pt
5 Gorka Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
7 pt
6 Guillaume Martin
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
5 pt
7 Bjorg Lambrecht
Lotto Soudal
5 pt
8 Alessandro De Marchi
CCC Team
5 pt
9 Oliver Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
5 pt
10 Natnael Berhane
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
4 pt
14 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 EF Education First 52:27:18
2 Astana Pro Team 0:14
3 Mitchelton-Scott 1:04
4 Groupama - FDJ 1:42
5 Team Jumbo-Visma 1:50
6 Bahrain Merida 2:34
7 Movistar Team 4:34
8 Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team 5:51
9 Team Katusha Alpecin 6:58
10 Team INEOS 7:38

Top results

1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
5:00:34
2 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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