Evenepoel flies the Dauphiné: stage and leadership

Pgreater words. It seems difficult to find such a high-level cast of time trial specialists outside of a grand tour. The podium of the fourth stage of the Duaphiné was taken by the current World champion, the current European champion and the current Olympic champion of the specialty. Or what is the same, Evenepoel, Tarling y Roglic.

It seemed impossible that anyone could take the stage victory from the very young man. Joshua Tarling. The British rider was one of the first runners to start and without the need for references, he set a great time that he alone could overcome Remco Evenepoel, perhaps the best specialist on the planet.

The duel between the Belgian and the British was a dog’s face from the beginning of the time trial. Two seconds in favor of Remco in the first intermediate point, tenths of a second in favor of the British in the second… To decide everything for 17 seconds at the finish line.

A little more time was left Roglic The time trial didn’t start well but he warmed up as the kilometers went by. Quite the opposite of Juan Ayuso who after appearing as the third best time at 10 kilometers finished ninth at the finish line. It was another Spaniard, good old Lazkano, who got into the top 5 in the stage and overall. Possibly the mountain will remove Movistar from that position of honor, but for now his Dauphiné is noteworthy.

The leader sold the defeat dearly

I had few options Gee to keep the yellow jersey. He couldn’t save him but he could complete a high time trial to stay fourth overall, just over a minute behind the new leader. Evenepoel. The Belgian now has four days to defend a lead that a good handful of cyclists aspire to. At the moment, three Spaniards live in the top ten of the Dauphiné: Lazkano (5th), Ayuso (8th) and Carlos Rodriguez (10th).

This is how stage four of the Dauphiné turned out

This is the general classification


Davide Piano

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