Critérium du Dauphiné 2016 Stage 1: Bouhanni outsprints pack, Contador retains in overall lead

Critérium du Dauphiné 2016 Stage 1: Bouhanni outsprints pack, Contador retains in overall lead

Nacer Bouhanni 2016The 1st stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné brings 186 flat to undulating klometres, while the finish in Saint-Vulbas sees a sprinter's party with Nacer Bouhanni besting Debusschere and Sam Bennett. Contador retains in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Critérium du Dauphiné

1. Nacer Bouhanni (fra)
2. Jens Debusschere (bel) s.t.
3. Sam Bennett (Ier) s.t.
4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
5. Jonas Van Genechten (bel) s.t.
6. Moreno Hofland (nld) s.t.
7. Tony Hurel (fra) s.t.
8. Sondre Holst Enger (nor) s.t.
9. Daryl Impey (rsa) s.t.
10. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.

GC after 1st stage
1. Alberto Contador (spa)
2. Richie Porte (aus) + 0.06
3. Chris Froome (gbr) + 0.13
4. Dan Martin (irl) + 0.21
5. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 0.24
6. Wout Poels (nld) + 0.25
7. Romain Bardet (fra) + 0.29
8. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.31
9. Diego Rosa (ita) + 0.37
10. Jesús Herrada (spa) + 0.39

12. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.44
13. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) + 0.45
15. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 0.48
17. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 0.52
30. Joaquim Rodriguez (spa) + 1.02
34. Fabio Aru (ita) + 1.08

Race report
Shortly after the start Frederik Backaert escapes, while Mitchell Docker joins him. The duo races to a maximum gap at over 5 minutes. With 18 kms left the gain is down to under 1 minute when Backaert goes solo, but 5 kms later he is caught.

The race boils down to a bunch sprint with Nacer Bouhanni fastest.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2016 stage 1: Route maps, height profiles, etc

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Nacer Bouhanni


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