Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) did not disappoint the forecasts of specialists and won the queen stage of the Criterium du Dauphiné, played on a 147.9-kilometre route between Porte-de-Savoie and Col de la Croix of Fer.
The Danish runner, who established himself in the lead, turned out to be the strongest in the final climb of the First category with 13.1 km at 6.2%. In second place came Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) 41 seconds behind and in third place came Jay Hindely (Bora-Hasngrohe).
For America, the Colombian Daniel Felipe Martínez (Ineos Grenadiers) had an outstanding performance, entering ninth position, 1:10 behind the winner, while Esteban Chaves (EF Education EasyPost) finished in box 12, Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) at 14 and Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz at 18.
In the early stages of the mountainous day, Rémi Cavagna (Soudal – Quick Step), Madis Mihkels (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty), Anthony Perez (Cofidis) and Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Dstny) stood out.
In the alpine giant of Col de la Madeleine, a special category mountain prize with 25.1 km at 6.2%, the battle broke out in the leading group with Victor Campenaerts as the main protagonist, but in the final kilometers he was neutralized by the favorites.
The French round will end this Sunday with the dispute of the eighth stage, another mountainous section of 152.8 kilometers, which will run between Le Pont-de-Claix and Grenoble, with a hilltop finish.