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DAUPHINÉ BREAKDOWN: Key Takeaways From the Opening Stages

DAUPHINÉ BREAKDOWN: Key Takeaways From the Opening Stages

Dauphiné Breakdown: The Jumbo-Visma team look like they have a strangle-hold on the Critérium du Dauphiné with Wout van Aert winning a stage and finishing…

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Dauphiné Breakdown: The Jumbo-Visma team look like they have a strangle-hold on the Critérium du Dauphiné with Wout van Aert winning a stage and finishing second twice, but can the Dutch team overcome the Dauphiné chaos? And they have the added complication of three leaders; Van Aert, Primož Roglič and Jonas Vingegaard. Spencer Martin gives us his Dauphiné ‘BREAKDOWN’ so far.

– This article is an excerpt from the Beyond the Peloton newsletter. Sign up here for full access. – Jumbo-Visma has arrived fit and ready to win With the first four stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné in the books, it is clear that while Jumbo-Visma has arrived fit and ready to win, Van Aert is on a level above his teammates. This has set up a fascinating dynamic where Jumbo will have to decide to ride defensively to defend Van Aert’s now-substantial lead or ride aggressively for Roglič or Vingegaard at the expense of Van Aert. Van Aert is on a level above his teammates Below are the key takeaways from what we’ve learned so far and what to watch for as we hit the more GC-heavy stages to come. Stage 1 started well for Van Aert Five Takeaways:
1) Wout van Aert is the strongest rider in this race and shouldn’t be ruled out of the GC competition Despite taking a stage 1 victory, which was taken with shocking ease, and finishing on the podium in three out of four stages so far, Van Aert […]

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