The sixth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2024 was in the hands of Primož Roglič (BORA-hansgrohe), after riding 174.1 kilometers between Hauterives and Le Collet d’Allevard. With his victory the Slovenian snatched the lead from Belgian Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quick Step).

In the hilly stage Roglic crossed the finish line alone after a great teamwork with Aleksandr Vlasov. Remco Evenepoel collapsed on the final climb, lost more than half a minute and had to give up his yellow jersey. Italian Giulio Ciccone (Lidl – Trek) finished second in the stage and Vlasov third.

The hard and demanding finish provoked a guerrilla war between the escapees. Remco suffered earlier than expected, but Landa, Soudal’s best signing this year, helped him save the day. Despite Ciccone’s liveliness, it was Roglic, thanks in part to the help of Vlasov, who took the stage and the lead. The best Roglic is back… and just in time.

“It took me a long time to get back to winning because my left shoulder is quite limited. I couldn’t put my hand in my pocket and I was holding it all day, but the legs are responding well, so I can’t complain, I’m happy with this double win,” explained the three-time Vuelta winner.

“I finally win a race. It’s been a while. All the teammates showed their commitment from the beginning, from day one. Yesterday they hit us all pretty hard and today they showed a great performance again,” he concluded.

The breakaway of the day was led by Denmark’s Magnus Cort (Uno-X Mobility), Italy’s Alessandro Fancellu (Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team), Belgium’s Arjen Livyns (Lotto Dstny), Britain’s Mason Hollyman (Israel – Premier Tech) and France’s Grégoire Romain (Groupama – FDJ) and Thibault Guernalec (Arkéa – B&B Hotels).

As for the Colombians, Harold Tejada (Astana Qazaqstan Team) was the best of the day entering the top 20, Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain – Victorious) was 24th, Santiago Umba (Astana Qazaqstan Team) was 27th, while Ivan Ramiro Sosa (Movistar) was 75th, more than 13 minutes behind the winner.

The French round will continue this Saturday with the seventh stage, another mountainous day of 155.3 kilometers between Albertville and Samoëns. The successor to Danish Jonas Vingegaard, last year’s champion, will be known on Sunday in Plateau des Glières (France).

Critérium du Dauphiné (2.UWT)
Results Stage 6 | Hauterives – Le Collet d’Allevard (174,1 km)

1Primož RoglicBORA – hansgrohe4:19:59
2Giulio CicconeLidl – Trek0:03
3Aleksandr VlasovBORA – hansgrohe0:11
4Derek GeeIsrael – Premier Tech0:13
5Matteo JorgensonTeam Visma | Lease a Bike0:17
6Laurens De PlusINEOS Grenadiers0:22
7Carlos RodríguezINEOS Grenadiers,,
8Remco EvenepoelSoudal Quick-Step0:42
9Jack HaigBahrain – Victorious0:50
10Jai HindleyBORA – hansgrohe0:53

Ranking General

1Primož RoglicBORA – hansgrohe16:47:44
2Remco EvenepoelSoudal Quick-Step0:19
3Matteo JorgensonTeam Visma | Lease a Bike0:58
4Derek GeeIsrael – Premier Tech1:01
5Aleksandr VlasovBORA – hansgrohe1:32
6Carlos RodríguezINEOS Grenadiers1:40
7Laurens De PlusINEOS Grenadiers1:53
8Oier LazkanoMovistar Team2:08
9Callum ScotsonTeam Jayco AlUla2:15
10Jack HaigBahrain – Victorious2:31

Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico