Dauphine: Bouwman in disbelief as he grabs first pro victory

Twice in three stages of this Critérium du Dauphiné has a rider infiltrated the breakaway in search of mountains classification points, only to wind up winning the stage itself. Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) still has the yellow jersey for his exploits on Sunday's opening stage, but while the Belgian is a dab hand in a break – a Giro d'Italia and Tour de France stage winner – Koen Bouwman (LottoNL-Jumbo) collected his first victory as a professional on stage 3.

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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.