Fortune could favour the bold in Dauphiné's weekend double-header

Groupama-FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot on the opening stage of the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné
(Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The first two summit finishes of the Critérium du Dauphiné have yielded similar outcomes. A 'super-team' sets a strong tempo until the final kilometre, then Primoz Roglic skips away from everyone else.

On Friday’s stage 3, it wasn’t for the stage win, given Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) was already celebrating a remarkable solo victory, but it told the same story as stage 2: the Slovenian of Jumbo-Visma is simply stronger than everyone else at this moment in time.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.