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Critérium du Dauphiné Live – Evenepoel and Roglic return to racing on opening hilly stage



Behind Lidl-Trek and Decathlon AG2R, the GC teams are gathering together. Ineos Grenadiers in particular have lots of numbers, keeping their leader Carlos Rodríguez right at the front and well out of trouble.

There’s been a definite increase in pace in the peloton. Having remained stable at just over three minutes for a while, the break’s lead is now closer to 2-30. Some riders also taking off gillets.

Lidl-Trek now bring the peloton across the finish line. They look very relaxed, and have matters firmly under control. 


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We’ve had our first abandonment of the race — Alex Edmondson of Team dsm-firmenich PostNL.


It’s the teams you’d expect to be setting the pace at the front of the peloton, with the fastest sprinters on paper — Decathlon AG2R for Sam Bennett, and Lidl-Trek for Mads Pedersen. 

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Kobe Goossens and Toms Skujiņš both came down in a crash a few kilometres ago, but both are up again and seem OK. 


The peloton has eased off now after the intermediate sprint. The lead is back out to 3 minutes

The riders are now heading into a rolling section of the race before starting two local laps where they will cross the finish line twice before the end of the stage.

92km to go

Here are the results from the intermediate sprint in Chantelle:

Riders during Dauphine 2024 stage 1

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