Phil Bauhaus victorious in Criterium du Dauphine
Jun 08 2017 10:17 pm CET

Phil Bauhaus victorious in Criterium du Dauphine

Phil Bauhaus of Team Sunweb has won the fifth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine. The German beat Frenchmen Arnaud Demare and Bryan Coquard at the final sprint.

Following Wednesday's time trial, the riders went back to regular racing with a relatively flat stage of 175.5 kilometers from La Tour-de-Salvagny to Macon.

Julien El Fares of Delko Marseille Provence KTM attacked early on and was later joined by Dutchmen Koen Bouwman of LottoNL-Jumbo, Dylan van Baarle (Cannondale-Drapac) and Marco Minnaard (Wanty-Groupe Gobert).

Bouwman, who had already won a stage in this year's Dauphine, began the day in second place in the mountains classification and wore the jersey as leader Thomas De Gendt already wore Yellow. The 23-year-old successfully collected a number of points throughout the stage and as such surpassed De Gendt in the mountains classification.

Bouwman dropped from the front group once his task had been completed, and was later followed by El Fares and Minnaard. This left only Van Baarle at the front and the Cannondale-Drapac rider desperately tried to stay ahead of the peloton in the final kiometers.

The Dutchman was eventually caught at six kilometers from the finish as the peloton prepared for a hard-fought final sprint in the streets of Macon.

Katusha set a high pace at the front of the peloton but rather than their leader Alexander Kristoff it was instead German Phil Bauhaus of Team Sunweb to take his first WorldTour victory ahead of Arnaud Demare of FDJ and Direct Energie's Bryan Coquard.

Thomas De Gendt finished safely in the peloton and as such remains in the overall lead for another day.
Photo of Phil Bauhaus (cropped) by Team Sunweb





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