Critérium du Dauphiné

Stage 1) Issoire – Issoire

FR France Sunday 30 May 2021 181.8 km

Garrison in the break on Dauphiné opening stage

Garrison in the break on Dauphiné opening stage

The 76th edition of the French race got underway Sunday afternoon with a hilly 182km stage held around Issoire. Taking in eight small classified climbs, the course was one suited to a breakaway, which formed minutes after the flag was waved. Ian Garrison was there for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, helping the four-man group nudgedout their initial gap to a five-minute advantage with around 80 kilometers to go.

On one of the toughest hills of the stage, things became more difficult for the quartet, who began losing time as well as members, the US ITT Champion being among those dropped. At the bottom of the last climb, only one more rider was still at the front, and despite a concerted chase of the bunch, Brent Van Moer (Lotto-Soudal) managed to hold off the field and seize the win and the first leader’s jersey of the race.

Ronde van Vlaanderen champion Kasper Asgreen, who returned to racing for the first time since taking an impressive third overall at the Volta ao Algarve, mixed it up with the fast men and concluded in eighth place.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Brent Van Moer
Lotto Soudal
4:13:00
2 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
0:25
3 Clément Venturini
AG2R Citroën Team
0:25
4 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
0:25
5 Kaden Groves
Team BikeExchange
0:25
6 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
0:25
7 Michał Kwiatkowski
INEOS Grenadiers
0:25
8 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:25
9 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
0:25
10 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
0:25
95 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:36
101 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:36
110 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:36
144 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:59
145 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:59
146 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:18
1 Brent Van Moer
Lotto Soudal
4:12:49
2 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
0:30
3 Clément Venturini
AG2R Citroën Team
0:32
4 Patrick Gamper
BORA - hansgrohe
0:33
5 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
0:36
6 Kaden Groves
Team BikeExchange
0:36
7 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
0:36
8 Michał Kwiatkowski
INEOS Grenadiers
0:36
9 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:36
10 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
0:36
95 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:47
101 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:47
110 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:47
144 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:10
145 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:10
146 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:29
1 Brent Van Moer
Lotto Soudal
29 pt
2 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
22 pt
3 Clément Venturini
AG2R Citroën Team
20 pt
4 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
18 pt
5 Kaden Groves
Team BikeExchange
16 pt
6 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
14 pt
7 Michał Kwiatkowski
INEOS Grenadiers
12 pt
8 Patrick Gamper
BORA - hansgrohe
10 pt
9 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
10 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
8 pt
1 Brent Van Moer
Lotto Soudal
10 pt
2 Cyril Gautier
2 pt
3 Patrick Gamper
BORA - hansgrohe
1 pt
1 Brent Van Moer
Lotto Soudal
4:12:49
2 Patrick Gamper
BORA - hansgrohe
0:33
3 Kaden Groves
Team BikeExchange
0:36
4 Kevin Vermaerke
Team DSM
0:36
5 Omer Goldstein
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:36
6 Steff Cras
Lotto Soudal
0:36
7 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:36
8 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R Citroën Team
0:36
9 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:36
10 Maxime Chevalier
0:36
42 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:10
43 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:29
1 Lotto Soudal 12:39:50
2 BORA - hansgrohe 0:25
3 Array 0:25
4 INEOS Grenadiers 0:25
5 Team Qhubeka ASSOS 0:25
6 Movistar Team 0:25
7 Astana - Premier Tech 0:25
8 Team Jumbo-Visma 0:25
9 AG2R Citroën Team 0:25
10 Team Arkéa Samsic 0:25

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