Critérium du Dauphiné

Stage 5) Saint-Chamond – Saint-Vallier

FR France Thursday 03 June 2021 175.4 km

Deceuninck – Quick-Step celebrate World Bicycle Day in Dauphiné breakaway

Deceuninck – Quick-Step celebrate World Bicycle Day in Dauphiné breakaway

Ronde van Vlaanderen champion Kasper Asgreen took the peloton by surprise in the opening kilometers of stage 5, when he went up the road together with four other riders, establishing a two-minute gap over a peloton who needed time to react once they noticed the Dane – third in the standings before the start – attacked. Although once the GC teams posted a man each at the front of the bunch to control the margin the escapees’ chances of making it became slim, the powerful Dane kept pushing and even won the intermediate sprint in Saint-Appolinard.

Several kilometers later, a three-man group featuring Josef Cerny got away from the field and joined the quintet. The Czech National ITT Champion put in the big watts, trying to help the Kasper stay away on the hilly course to Saint-Vallier, but sensing the danger, the bunch pulled hard and annihilated the breakaway with 40 kilometers to go.

Nothing of significance happened on the last climb of the day, and it looked like the race would be heading again to a reduced bunch sprint, only for a late attack of Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) to spoil the fast men’s party. Kasper Asgreen finished again as the best placed Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider and retained his third place in the general classification.

“I gave it a go today, as it was the last proper chance to do something. It didn’t work out, because the other riders in the break weren’t that willing to pull, understandably, as they thought the peloton would chase us hard in order to bring me back. If the whole group would have worked well, maybe we could have had a chance, but it is as it is. It’s been a decent week so far, I’ve been there every day and fought hard, and it would have been nice to get a win, but that’s cycling”, the Dane said after the finish.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
4:02:15
2 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
3 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
0:00
4 Carlos Barbero Cuesta
Team Qhubeka ASSOS
0:00
5 Mads Würtz Schmidt
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
6 Michael Valgren Andersen
EF Education - Nippo
0:00
7 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
0:00
9 Harry Sweeny
Lotto Soudal
0:00
10 Franck Bonnamour
0:00
16 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
82 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:03
83 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:03
114 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:40
121 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:40
133 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:47
1 Lukas Pöstlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
16:59:22
2 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana - Premier Tech
0:01
3 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:06
4 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana - Premier Tech
0:09
5 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
0:13
6 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
0:14
7 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:14
8 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
0:16
9 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
0:32
10 Ben O'Connor
AG2R Citroën Team
0:34
102 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:44
119 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
30:09
128 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36:04
132 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37:59
136 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40:15
1 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
91 pt
2 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58 pt
3 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
58 pt
4 Lukas Pöstlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
37 pt
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
36 pt
6 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
36 pt
7 Carlos Barbero Cuesta
Team Qhubeka ASSOS
30 pt
8 Brent Van Moer
Lotto Soudal
29 pt
9 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
26 pt
10 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
26 pt
1 Matthew Holmes
Lotto Soudal
13 pt
2 Lukas Pöstlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
12 pt
3 Brent Van Moer
Lotto Soudal
10 pt
4 Anthony Delaplace
Team Arkéa Samsic
9 pt
5 Lawson Craddock
EF Education - Nippo
5 pt
6 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
7 Omer Goldstein
Israel Start-Up Nation
3 pt
8 Ben O'Connor
AG2R Citroën Team
3 pt
9 Quentin Pacher
3 pt
10 Cyril Gautier
3 pt
16 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
16:59:36
2 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R Citroën Team
0:24
3 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:35
4 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
0:46
5 Steff Cras
Lotto Soudal
1:03
6 Felix Gall
Team DSM
1:13
7 Kevin Vermaerke
Team DSM
1:46
8 Sylvain Moniquet
Lotto Soudal
2:08
9 Maxime Chevalier
2:41
10 Carlos Rodriguez Cano
INEOS Grenadiers
3:12
39 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40:01
1 BORA - hansgrohe 50:59:04
2 Astana - Premier Tech 0:03
3 INEOS Grenadiers 0:11
4 Team DSM 1:58
5 AG2R Citroën Team 2:11
6 Bahrain - Victorious 2:17
7 Movistar Team 2:19
8 Lotto Soudal 4:56
9 Array 5:04
10 Team Qhubeka ASSOS 5:52

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