Wout van Aert has won the 5th stage of the Critérium du Dauphine, sprinting past the breakaway in the final 100 km. For Van Aert it’s his seconds stage win of this year’s Dauphiné after two second places in the previous stages. The win, and the bonus seconds, means the Belgian extends his lead in the general classification.
Wout van Aert:
“I’m super happy that I was able to reward the team’s work with the victory. Christophe (Laporte) did a great job in the lead-out that saw me sitting in a good position to sprint. Two days ago, I was beating myself up about not winning. Yesterday I could live with finishing second. And fortunately, I finished it off today.”
Tomorrow's stage will be a tough one again. There will be a lot of riders interested in being in the breakaway. But we will not give up just like that. From Saturday, we will ride for Primoz and Jonas. The one-minute lead I have now will not be enough to compete for the overall victory, so I’m happy to work for my teammates.”