Criterium du Dauphine: Geraint Thomas crashes - “Could Have Been a lot worse”
Home » Magazine » Cycling » Criterium du Dauphine: Geraint Thomas crashes – “Could Have Been a lot worse”

Criterium du Dauphine: Geraint Thomas crashes – “Could Have Been a lot worse”

_101859577_thomas_getty

 

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas, despite the horrifying crash he suffered during yesterday’s 6.6km opening stage, was finally able to end the race to finish only 21 secs behind winner and teammate Michal Kwiatkowski.

 

Despite one of the favorites of Team Sky had to suffer several cuts and bruises to only finish in 43rd position, another rider did what the squad needed to end a successful opening stage at this season’s Criterium du Dauphine, and now Kwiatkowski leads the race.

 

daba1113_88e3_475b_be65_f8061321ac10_670

 

Team Sky’s had definitely a great day when, aside from Thomas’ crash, Italian champ Gianni Moscon was able to post the third fastest time wearing the best young cyclist white jersey.

 

“I know how hard I was training to be in good shape here in the Dauphine, as well as preparing for the Tour,” Kwiatkowski said.

 

“You have to always be at the start thinking about the win, otherwise you are not able to perform well. It’s going to be difficult, the transition I have to make from spring and performing in the Classics, to getting ready for the Tour,” he added.

 

“I was training for more than two weeks at our altitude training camp getting ready for the climbing. Let’s hope I can find my legs, if not here then for the Tour.”

Prologue Criterium du Dauphine result:

 

1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol/Team Sky) 7mins 25secs

2 Jos van Emden (Ned/Team LottoNL-Jumbo) + 1sec

3 Gianni Moscon (Ita/Team Sky) + 3secs

4 Victor Campenaerts (Bel/Lotto-Soudal) + 5secs

5 Patrick Bevin (Nzl/BMC Racing Team) same

6 Matthias Brandle (Aut/Trek-Segafredo) + 6secs

7 Bob Jungels (Lux/Quick-Step Floors) + 7secs

8 Jens Keukeleire (Bel/Lotto-Soudal) + 9secs

9 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa/Team Sky) same time

10 Brent Bookwalter (USA/BMC Racing Team) + 11secs

 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

vuelta a espana

  Vuelta a Espana race director, Javier Guillen, is now asking for a resolution of the delicate Salbutaol case Froome has been involved to after last year’s Spanish tour where his adverse analytical results indicated twice the allowed amount of this asthma drug in his urine.   Guillen has said…

Read More >>
USA Cycling national championships

  This week, the country’s professional cyclists and best amateur ones are now ready to bring the next USA Cycling National Championships challenge to Knoxville’s demanding routes for the second year and the fans are already super excited about it.   USA Cycling, which includes BMX, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, road…

Read More >>
richie porte tour de suisse

  Richie Porte has just won this season’s Tour de Suisse grabbing what he’s called his ‘biggest victory’ so far!   Yesterday’s final stage of the tour was won by Stefan Küng who was able to clock the fastest time of less than 40 minutes, only 19 seconds ahead of…

Read More >>
richie porte tour de suisse

  BMC Racing’s Richie Porte has just extended his Tour de Suisse lead beating several of his Tour de France rivals including Movistar’s Nairo Quintana.   Porte, was able to extend his GC lead 32 seconds over Sunweb’s Kelderman and Omen with an impressive attack during the final, harder climb…

Read More >>

Race Calendars