Van Aert: The whole bunch did a miscalculation at the Critérium du Dauphiné

BRIVESCHARENSAC FRANCE JUNE 06 Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team Jumbo Visma Yellow Leader Jersey reacts after cross the finishing line during the 74th Criterium du Dauphine 2022 Stage 2 a 1698km stage from SaintPray to BrivesCharensac WorldTour Dauphin on June 06 2022 in BrivesCharensac France Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) leads the peloton home for sixth place on stage 2 of the Critérium du Dauphiné (Image credit: Dario BelingheriGetty Images)

Wout van Aert led the peloton home once again on stage 2 of the Critérium du Dauphiné on Monday, but rather than taking his second victory of the race, he ended in sixth place behind the breakaway.

The Jumbo-Visma all-rounder is out of the race lead taken after his stage 1 triumph in Beauchastel, the yellow jersey now lying with Alexis Vuillermoz (TotalEnergies) after the Frenchman proved the fastest finisher from the five-man breakaway move.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix