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Criterium du Dauphine 2019: Stage 2

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The peloton has just rolled out of the start in Mauriac. They tackle a 3.5km neutralised zone before hitting kilometre zero at midday local time.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) wears the maillot jaune after his victory on Sunday's opening stage. The top of the general classification is as follows this morning:

There are no fewer than eight classified climbs on today's route, including three category 2 ascents. The Côte de Moussages comes early on, while the Côte de la Barbatte and Côte de Saint-Victor-sur-Arlanc provide a springboard for attackers in the finale.

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Wout van Aert is riding his first stage race of the season at the Dauphine and this morning, his Jumbo-Visma squad announced that he will line out in one more before turning his attention back to cyclo-cross. The Belgian has been named on Jumbo-Visma's Tour de France team, where Steven Kruijswijk will lead the GC challenge and Dylan Groenewegen will hunt sprint wins. George Bennett, Laurens De Plus and Tony Martin also feature but, as expected, there is no place for Primoz Roglic, who placed 4th at the Giro d'Italia. 

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A number of riders battle their way across to the leading quintet and all of a sudden, the day's early break has taken on a very different guise. Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos) are among the riders who have bridged across. 

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Julian Alaphilippe, incidentally, was first to the top of the climb, ahead of his teammate Cavagna, Fernandez and Kwiatkowski.

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Ineos have taken up the reins of pursuit in the peloton, and their work is keeping the break's lead at 55 seconds for the time being.

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The Critérium du Dauphiné is the essential pre-Tour de France dress rehearsal, but it is also much more than that, as 1990 winner Philippa York explains. "I think what most people forgot about the Critérium de Dauphiné is that it’s France’s second biggest stage race. It’s an important event and its reach and notoriety with the general public aren’t to be underestimated." Read the article here.

It's a chilly, overcast day on the Dauphine, with the temperature hovering around 11°C. The escapees, still with a minute in hand, are en route to the day's second ascent, the category 3 Côte de la Martel (2.4km at 5.7%).

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A reminder of the men at the head of the race, with a lead of 1:00 over the peloton: Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott), Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R-La Mondiale), Julian Alaphilippe, Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Emanuel Buchmann and Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Ruben Fernandez (Movistar), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), Carl Fredrik Hagen (Lotto Soudal), Alessandro De Marchi (CCC) and Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb).

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It's a dreary day on the Dauphine, with rain now falling steadily over the race. Three of the day's eight classified climbs have been tackled, though the road rises and dips all day long. The next classified ascent will be the category 4 Côte de la Tourbière du Jolan.

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Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) came home safely in the peloton on yesterday's opening stage, though he is mindful that bigger tests await later in the week. The Australian also welcomed the likely arrival of Vincenzo Nibali at his team in 2020. "I've always got along well with him and you've got to have respect for a guy with a palmares like that, and if he comes it's good for us and our team," Porte said. Read the full story here.

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Meanwhile, the main peloton has split under Team Ineos' impetus. Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) is among those caught behind.

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It's been a wickedly fast stage thus far. After two hours of racing, the average speed is 44.8kph, while the leading group covered some 47.5km in the second hour of racing.

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Cavagna continues his solo effort, with his teammate Alaphilippe sitting comfortably in the chasing group of four behind him. The pace has abated slightly in the main peloton, which has reformed after its earlier split.

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Gaudu, Haig, Dumoulin, Izagirre, Fernandez, Muhlberger, Buchmann and Kuss aren't giving up the ghost. The chasers are just 18 seconds down on Alaphilippe et al.

Away from the Dauphine, Sunweb have confirmed that Dumoulin's teammate Wilco Kelderman will return to racing at the Tour de Suisse next week. Kelderman sustained a broken collarbone and fractured vertebra in a crash at the Volta a Catalunya in March.

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The two groups reunited on the fast approach to the category 3 Côte de la Baraque but the break might well fragment once again on its slopes (3.9km at 5.3%) as Tom Dumoulin hits the front and begins to turn the screw.

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This quartet of strongmen looks to be opening a decisive gap over Alaphilippe and company. Dumoulin, Gaudu, Izagirre and Buchmann have almost a minute in hand on the rest of the break as they approach the summit of the climb.

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De Marchi has been dropped from the break on the Barbatte, where Buchmann sets the tempo at the front.

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There is scarcely a metre of flat remaining on today's route but there is just one classified climb still on the agenda, the category 2 Côte de Saint-Victor-sur-Arlanc. The climb average 9.4% over its 3.1km and the summit comes just 18km from the finish in Craponne-sur-Arzon.

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Serge Pauwels (CCC) is immediately on the attack as soon as the break is caught, and the Belgian has brought a group of five riders with him, with more trying to bridge across.

Petr Vakoc (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Darwin Atampuma (Cofidis), Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) and Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) are among the riders off the front but they have only a marginal gap over the peloton.

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The escapees are through the intermediate sprint at La Chaise Dieu amid low cloud and mist. Philippe Gilbert (Deceunink-QuickStep) and Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) have managed to bridge across to swell the front group to 12 riders.

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Serge Pauwels forces the pace with Gilbert and Teuns on his wheel. Vakoc, Cherel, Martin and Lutsenko are also at the head of the race, 40 seconds clear of the peloton.

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EF Education First are setting the tempo in the yellow jersey group, with Alberto Bettiol forcing the pace on behalf of Michael Woods.

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Edvald Boasson Hagen has been distanced from the severely reduced peloton, and the Norwegian risks losing his yellow jersey.

Guillaume Martin and Teuns have a lead of 150 metres or so over Lutsenko and Cherel, with the reduced group of favourites only 30 seconds or so behind.

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Thibaut Pinot has attacked over the climb with Michael Woods on his wheel. Chris Froome leads a very reduced chasing group just a little behnd them.

Thibaut Pinot has attacked over the climb with Michael Woods on his wheel. Chris Froome leads a very reduced chasing group just a little behnd them.

Thibaut Pinot has attacked over the climb with Michael Woods on his wheel. Chris Froome leads a very reduced chasing group just a little behnd them.

Thibaut Pinot has attacked over the climb with Michael Woods on his wheel. Chris Froome leads a very reduced chasing group just a little behnd them.

Thibaut Pinot has attacked over the climb with Michael Woods on his wheel. Chris Froome leads a very reduced chasing group just a little behnd them.

Thibaut Pinot has attacked over the climb with Michael Woods on his wheel. Chris Froome leads a very reduced chasing group just a little behnd them.

Thibaut Pinot has attacked over the climb with Michael Woods on his wheel. Chris Froome leads a very reduced chasing group just a little behnd them.

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Dylan Teuns leads into the finishing straight but Guillaume Martin opens his sprint from distance...

Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) wins stage 2 of Criterium du Dauphine.

Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) is pipped to the spoils and has to settle for second place.

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) wins the sprint for third ahead of Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), 12 seconds down on Teuns. Froome, Quintana and Adam Yates also finished in the same time.

Philippe Gilbert leads home the Dan Martin, Romain Bardet and Richie Porte group, 46 seconds down on Teuns.

Edvald Boasson Hagen comes home 1:48 down on Teuns. The Norwegian loses his maillot jaune to Teuns.

Dylan Teuns speaks: "This is a special one. I had to wait long, almost 24 months to get the victory again. It’s also like a really nice victory. I’m super happy with it. From the gun some big names went in a breakaway. Ineos did a really hard pace to control this breakaway and bring it back. I saw they were a bit tired. There were guys going and I just followed. There was a possibility for a new breakaway. On the last climb it was just about making the difference. [Guillame Martin] was a good companion in the break. We were the strongest on the steep climb and in the end it was a man on man sprint and I’m super happy I could finish it off. It’s a dream come true to have the yellow jersey of the Dauphiné and to win my first lion."

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Thanks for following our live coverage this afternoon on Cyclingnews. We'll be back with more tomorrow. In the meantime, you can read a full report, results and pictures from today's stage here.

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