Jonas Vingegaard exhibits himself and sentences the Dauphiné


The Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) has consolidated his leadership in the 75th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné after winning this Saturday in the queen stage, the seventh, of 147.9 kilometers between Porte-de-Savoie and the Col de the Croix de Fer.

A month after starting his defense of the Tour de France title, Vingegaard once again exhibited himself in a demanding day with climbs to the mythical Col de la Madeleine, Col de Mollard and Col de la Croix de Fer, leaving his rivals behind with lack five kilometers from the finish line.

In the highest stage finish in the history of the Dauphiné -2,607 meters above sea level-, the Dane led the British Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) by 41 seconds, also second overall and who is now 2 behind :11 from the leader of the French race.

Meanwhile, Australian Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), 53 seconds behind, completed the day’s podium just ahead of his compatriot Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën Team), who finished fourth at 1:04 and is third in the standings. provisional classification (2:24).

The final ascents of the Critérium du Dauphiné will take the cyclists this Sunday, in the eighth and final stage, from Le Pont-de-Claix to Grenoble, where the winner will be crowned next to the Bastille fortress after 152.8 kilometers.