Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 Stage 5: Daniel Martin wins in Valmorel, Geraint Thomas new leader

daniel martin 2018 - Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 Stage 5: Dan Martin wins in Valmorel, Geraint Thomas new leaderThe Critérium du Dauphiné brings its second mountain top finish in the 5th stage. Following a late attack Daniel Martin solos to victory ahead of Geraint Thomas, who moves into the overall lead. Adam Yates finishes third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Critérium du Dauphiné 2018

1. Daniel Martin (irl)
2. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.04
3. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.15
4. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 0.16
5. Daniel Navarro (spa) s.t.
6. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
7. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 0.24
8. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) s.t.
9. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 0.26
10. Antwan Tolhoek (nld) s.t.

12. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) s.t.
13. Marc Soler (spa) s.t.
16. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.59
17. Bob Jungels (lux) + 1.02
21. Gianni Moscon (ita) + 1.13
22. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) s.t.

GC after the 5th stage
1. Geraint Thomas (gbr)
2. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 1.09
3. Gianni Moscon (ita) s.t.
4. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 1.10
5. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) + 1.15
6. Adam Yates (gbr) + 1.18
7. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.53
8. Bob Jungels (lux) + 2.03
9. Marc Soler (spa) + 2.10
10. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 2.23

11. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 2.24
13. Pierre Latour (fra) s.t.
14. Daniel Martin (irl) + 2.26
20. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 3.44

Race report
Straight after the start the peloton tackles the Côte de Naysord, where KOM-leader Cataldo is first to crest. He pushes on with De Plus, Edet, Fabbro and Verona, while De Gendt, Ravasi, Gougeard and Ammirail track them down.

Atop Col de Mouilles Edet pockets most KOM-points ahead of Cataldo. The peloton travels 2 minutes behind the front group over the summit. Cataldo leaves the breakaway and the gap widens to 3 minutes.

The front group tackles the last climb 15 seconds ahead of the peloton. Ravasi, Edet and De Plus push on together.

With 4.5 kms left Edet is the rider to be reeled in. Then Marc Soler speeds up and Adam Yates goes after him before Dan Martin counters. Leader Moscon and former-leader Kwiatkowski are dropped.

Geraint Thomas goes after the Irishman in the last km. Bardet tries to track him, but can’t hold his wheel. The Welshman pushes hard in pursuit of Martin, but falls 4 seconds short for the stage win. Yet, he can take comfort in the yellow jersey, more than 1 minute ahead of Caruso.

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