Criterium du Dauphine stage 5 reactions: Adam Yates, Sam Bennett, Alessandro De Marchi
Jun 14 2019 04:39 am CET

Criterium du Dauphine stage 5 reactions: Adam Yates, Sam Bennett, Alessandro De Marchi
Criterium du Dauphine stage 5 reactions: Adam Yates, Sam Bennett, Alessandro De Marchi
Criterium du Dauphine

The fifth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine was set to be for the fast men and it didn't disappoint as Wout van Aert outsprinted Sam Bennett to take the victory. The leader of the General Classification Adam Yates, Bennett and Alessandro De Marchi -who was part of the day's escape- shared their thoughts at the end of the stage.

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

"I don't know much about tomorrow's final, the downhill at the end could be decisive but it's not worth risking your life for gaining ten seconds. Any stage from now on is pretty hard, the last two are quite short and selective but as I said yesterday I'm feeling good. The sensations are good."

Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)

"Unfortunately, it was not to be today. The boys rode super well for me but the finish was super chaotic and earmarked by many attacks. I saw that Alaphilippe was coming around the corner so I was a little bit boxed in for a second, but I managed to take second place. I am disappointed but I am grateful to the guys for working so hard to pull the break back."

Alessandro De Marchi (CCC Team)

"The peloton didn’t let us gain too much space, as we only managed to maintain a two or three-minute lead but, that was okay. We were going relatively easy in the first 140-150 kilometres and in the end, it was all about trying to speed up and going full gas in the final 40 kilometres. We were very close so I can be happy with today’s performance. Sometimes you just have to follow your instincts and I enjoy racing in the breakaway more than riding in the bunch. I was aware that our chances were very slim but, I still wanted to make the most out of that opportunity and that’s what we did."






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