Critérium du Dauphiné 2022: Van Aert sprints to first yellow jersey

Wout van Aert dauphine - Critérium du Dauphiné 2022: Van Aert sprints to first yellow jerseyimage: Cor VosThe Critérium du Dauphiné opens with a hilly race. Most sprinters are dropped on the last climb before Wout van Aert powers to victory in Beauchastel. Obviously, he is the first leader on GC. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage 2022 Critérium du Dauphiné

1. Wout van Aert (bel)
2. Ethan Hayter (gbr) s.t.
3. Sean Quinn (usa) s.t.
4. Hugo Page (fra) s.t.
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
6. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
7. Clement Venturini (fra) s.t.
8. Maxim Van Gils (bel) s.t.
9. Benjamin Thomas (fra) s.t.
10. Jannik Steimle (ger) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Wout van Aert (bel)
2. Ethan Hayter (gbr) + 0.04
3. Sean Quinn (usa) + 0.06
4. Maxime Bouet (fra) + 0.07
5. Laurens Huys (bel) + 0.08
6. Pierre Rolland (fra) + 0.09
7. Hugo Page (fra) + 0.10
8. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
9. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
10. Clement Venturini (fra) s.t.

Race report
Pierre Rolland attacks on the Col de Leyrisse, while Laurens Huys and Maxime Bouet track him down after the summit. The trio puts more more than 3 minutes into the peloton.

Rolland is also the first rider over the Côte des Baraques and Côte du Chambon de Bavas.

The peloton speeds op the Côte du Chambon de Bavas and a lot of sprinters lose contact. Rolland extends his KOM lead at the summit, while the peloton is trailing at 25 seconds.

Simon Geschke and Kobe Goossens give it a go when the attackers are brought back. Mikel Honoré joins them to head out alone. The Dane’s solo ends with 22 kilometres remaining.

Wout van Aert outguns Ethan Hayter in the ensuing peloton sprint to move into the overall race lead.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2022 Critérium du Dauphiné.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2022 stage 1: route, profile, more

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