Critérium du Dauphiné 2022: Gaudu wins uphill, Van Aert takes back yellow

David Gaudu - Critérium du Dauphiné 2022: Gaudu winst uphill, Van Aert takes back yellowimage: Cor VosDavid Gaudu sprints to victory in the first uphill finish of the Dauphiné. Wout van Aert finishes in second to move back into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2022 Critérium du Dauphiné

1. David Gaudu (fra)
2. Wout van Aert (bel)z.t.
3. Victor Lafay (fra) s.t.
4. Ruben Guerreiro (por) s.t.
5. Kevin Geniets (fra) s.t.
6. Nick Schultz s.t.
7. Damiano Caruso s.t.
8. Dylan Teuns s.t.
9. Matteo Jorgenson s.t.
10. Brandon McNulty s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Wout van Aert (bel)
1. David Gaudu (fra) + 0.06
3. Victor Lafay (fra) + 0.12
4. Patrick Konrad (aut) + 0.16
5. Matteo Jorgenson (usa) s.t.
4. Ruben Guerreiro (por) s.t.
7. Estaban Chaves (col) s.t.
8. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
9. Steff Cras (bel) s.t.
10. Ben O’Connor (aus) s.t.

Race report
Four riders escape early on. Sebastian Schönberger, Omer Goldstein, Jonas Wilsly and Thomas Champion quickly open up a gap before Goldstein can’t follow the pace and drops back into the peloton.

After roughly an hour KOM leader Pierre Rolland goes after the leaders with his team mates Alexis Gougeard and Miguel Heidemann. They make the catch after 20 kilometres. Gougeard and Heidemann pay for their efforts and are dropped inside the last 60 kilometres. Champions loses contact with 46 kilometres remaining, while the others are caught on the climb to the line.

Overnight race leader Alexis Vuillermoz loses contact with 2.5 kilometres remaining before Jumbo-Visma neutralises a Ben O’Connor attack just before the flamme rouge. Everything works out according to plan for the Dutch squad and Van Aert is heading for the win when he raises his hands in glory. But then… Gaudu slips past him in the last metre to pip him for the win.

Van Aert is not left empty handed, as he moves back into the yellow jersey.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2022 Critérium du Dauphiné.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2022 stage 3: route, profile, more

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