News | Criterium du Dauphiné • June 4, 2023
Trentin podiums on Dauphine opener
Italian 2nd as Yates home in front group
Stage 1 of the Criterium du Dauphine took place on a challenging hilly circuit around Chambon-sur-Lac, spanning a total race length of 156km. The focus of the stage was on defending UAE Team Emirates’ leader, Adam Yates and an impressive display of teamwork and strategy, protected the British rider safely to the finish.
As the stage reached its climax, a sprint finish emerged, with Matteo Trentin displaying his strength and determination, with the veteran giving a powerful performance, securing a commendable second-place finish in the sprint.
However, it was Christophe Laporte (Jumbo Visma) who ultimately emerged as the victor and moved into the yellow jersey.
Trentin: “It was a super hard day in the bunch. I think I made a nice sprint but Laporte was just a bit better. It was a messy sprint and in the end nobody had a lead-out man left so with 500m to go everybody was just dead and did their best. We’re more here for the GC but it’s nice to get a result like this.”
Stage 1 results & GC:
1.Christophe Laporte (Jumbo Visma)
2.Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates)
3.Rune Herregoedts (Wanty Intermarche)