Critérium du Dauphiné: Primoz Roglic wins stage 2 atop Col de Porte

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) took a comprehensive victory on stage 2 of the Critérium du Dauphiné, attacking 650 metres from the top of the Col de Porte to take over the race lead.

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) took second place, eight seconds back, while Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) rounded out the podium ahead of a nine-man chase group on a day which saw a number of big names fall by the wayside.

Roglič had charged away from his competitors on a day which saw Team Ineos make much of the pace up the final hors catégorie climb. The British squad put in place their usual routine of setting a high pace before delivering a killer blow to the finish. Only when Pavel Sivakov peeled off with 2km to race, Egan Bernal didn't move, leaving Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) to pull the group towards the finale.

Sighter attacks from Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) and Buchmann came shortly after the leaders passed the flamme rouge, but it was Roglič – sat low in the saddle and pushing a high cadence – who managed to get away.

There was no effective response from behind as the Slovene powered off, least of all from Bernal, who looked far from his best. Instead, Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) made a move for second place, but was caught on the rise to the line as Buchmann led the rest through the finish.

"It's a great result for our team," Roglič said after the finish. "Once again we show that we prepared right. The whole team did a really great job and I'm happy to finish on top again.

"We all knew about the hard climb at the finish and we started to control the race from the beginning. The guys are really strong so they managed it perfectly and in the end, I was happy to be able to win this.

"Egan [Bernal] is the Tour de France winner so he’s the strongest, or one of the strongest. But everyone is very prepared and you have to be the best in the end. It was quite a strange season. I’m happy with every race I can do this year and I’m really happy with the way it’s going."

Roglič now holds the race lead by 12 seconds from Pinot ahead of Friday's summit finish atop the Col de la Madeleine. Buchmann is third overall at 14 seconds, while Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Michael Schär (CCC Team) retain the points and mountain jerseys.

How it unfolded

After the first uphill finish of five on Wednesday, stage 2 brought a tougher test to the finish in the shape of the Col de Porte (17.5km at 6.2 per cent). The 135km stage from Vienne to the HC-rated summit brought third- and fourth-category climbs as well as the first-category Côte Maillet (6.2km at 8 per cent) which came 36.5km out.

The attacks started soon after the start, and eight men quickly got away to form what would be the break of the day. Jérôme Cousin (Total Direct Energie), Geoffrey Soupe (Total Direct Energie), Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ), Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Jasha Sütterlin (Team Sunweb), Ben O’Connor (NTT Pro Cycling), Michael Schär (CCC Team) and Fabien Doubey (Circus-Wanty Gobert) made the move.

Schär, who will head to AG2R La Mondiale next season, was already in the mountains jersey after getting in the break for 200km on stage 1. This time, the break was on a tight leash, with Jumbo-Visma working to limit their advantage to three minutes.

By the top of the Maillet, with 37km of the stage remaining, the peloton was 1:30 behind what was left of the break – Schär and Armirail. Schär, meanwhile, had picked up 12 points to bolster his KOM lead.

On the flat road to the base of the Porte, a crash in the peloton left Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) and Sergio Higuita (EF Pro Cycling) on the deck and requiring medical attention before getting back on their bikes.

Armiral led the way onto the final climb, pushing on alone. As the peloton closed to within 40 seconds on the lower slopes, race leader Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) dropped back having worked on the front of the peloton for his team's GC leaders.

Team Ineos hit the front 12km from the line, setting a pace that discouraged any early attacks as the rain started falling, and eventually bringing Armirail back with 8.5km remaining. Victor de la Parte (CCC Team) made a move off the front but succumbed to the pace set by Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Ineos) a kilometre later.

More damage had been done by the time the Spaniard dropped away 6km from the finish. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) was dropped as Kwiatkowski took over ahead of Geraint Thomas, Froome, Pavel Sivakov and Egan Bernal.

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) fell out of contention at the 5km mark, while Froome was gone from the lead group a few hundred metres later.

Thomas took over the pacemaking from Kwiatkowski at the 4km mark, while Enric Mas (Movistar), Rigoberto Urán (EF Pro Cycling) and Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) dropped away over the next kilometre.

Sivakov was next on the front, but an attack by Buchmann ruined Ineos' preparations for the finish with an attack that Bernal had no answer to. Meanwhile, Roglič, Quinana and Pinot were quick to respond.

Roglič's co-leader Tom Dumoulin wasn't up there though, dropping away with 2km to go as his teammate Sepp Kuss made the pace. More big names – Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) – fell away on the approach to the flamme rouge before the GC contenders began to fire on the final run to the line.

Quintana and Buchmann made tentative moves early in the final kilometre, but it was Roglič who properly took over soon after, easing away from his fellow GC contenders and soloing to the line for his fifth victory of 2020.


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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 3:39:40
2Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:08
3Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
4Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
5Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:00:10
6Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
7Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Pro Cycling
8Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren
9Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
10Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos
11Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:40
12Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:59
13Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
14Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
15Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:01
16Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:01:09
17Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:32
18Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling
19Marc Hirschi (Swi) Team Sunweb 0:01:35
20Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:37
21Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
22Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
23Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
24Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Pro Cycling
25Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:01:55
26Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:09
27Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
28Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:16
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sunweb 0:02:27
30Victor de la Parte (Spa) CCC Team
31Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos 0:02:53
32Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos
33Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
34Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 0:04:04
35Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Pro Cycling
36Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:04:41
37Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain McLaren
38Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo
39David De la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:04:44
40Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
41Fausto Masnada (Ita) CCC Team
42Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:43
43Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Team Sunweb 0:07:11
44Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team
45Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Lotto Soudal
46Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis
47Jan Bakelants (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert 0:08:25
48Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:08:32
49Chris Froome (GBr) Team Ineos
50Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Ineos
51Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Ineos
52Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
53William Barta (USA) CCC Team
54Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:09:40
55Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:10:01
56Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:10:36
57Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
58Romain Sicard (Fra) Total Direct Energie
59Rein Taaramäe (Est) Total Direct Energie
60Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:11:34
61Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Pro Cycling
62Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal
63Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Bahrain McLaren
64Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-Quickstep
65Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
66Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Team Ineos 0:12:29
67Louis Meintjes (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling 0:13:18
68Sebastian Schönberger (Aut) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:13:29
69Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
70Winner Anacona (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
71Maxime Bouet (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
72Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
73Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:15:09
74Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
75Mark Donovan (GBr) Team Sunweb
76Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis 0:16:16
77Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:16:59
78Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
79Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) CCC Team
80Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
81Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
82Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) CCC Team
83Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott
84Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
85Wout van Aert (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
86Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Team Sunweb
87Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
88Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
89Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
90Pieter Weening (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
91Michael Schär (Swi) CCC Team
92Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:19:41
93Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Astana Pro Team
94Michael Gogl (Aut) NTT Pro Cycling
95Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:21:20
96Michel Ries (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:21:42
97Fabien Grellier (Fra) Total Direct Energie
98Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis
99Jeremy Bellicaud (Fra) Circus-Wanty Gobert
100Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Total Direct Energie
101Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel Start-Up Nation
102José Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
103Fabien Doubey (Fra) Circus-Wanty Gobert
104Jens Keukeleire (Bel) EF Pro Cycling
105Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Start-Up Nation
106Thomas Degand (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
107Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-Quickstep
108Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep
109Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott
110Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis
111Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb
112Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott
113Ben O'Connor (Aus) NTT Pro Cycling
114Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain McLaren
115Sergio Higuita (Col) EF Pro Cycling
116Carlos Verona (Spa) Movistar Team
117Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ 0:24:11
118Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling 0:24:14
119Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:24:27
120Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:24:31
121Roman Kreuziger (Cze) NTT Pro Cycling 0:24:38
122Michael Valgren (Den) NTT Pro Cycling
123Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:24:41
124Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) NTT Pro Cycling
125Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
126Dayer Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
127Clément Russo (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:24:43
128Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:24:46
129Alexander Evans (Aus) Circus-Wanty Gobert 0:24:47
130Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
131Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
132Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:24:49
133Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 0:24:52
134Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain McLaren
135Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 0:24:54
136Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain McLaren
137Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:24:58
138Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal
139Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Total Direct Energie 0:25:01
140Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
141André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-Up Nation
142James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-Quickstep
143Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis 0:25:05
144Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
145Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:25:28
146Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Cofidis 0:28:34
147Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:29:18
148Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:29:31
149Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:29:33
150Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb 0:29:46
151Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:29:52
152Nils Politt (Ger) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:29:54
153Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:30:24
154Arnaud Courteille (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:30:28
155Tony Martin (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:33:45
DNSMauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep
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Sprint 1 - D73 Pajay (D73-D156 A) km. 37
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-Quickstep 10
2Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 6
3Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Total Direct Energie 4
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Sprint 2 - Col De Porte km. 135
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 15
2Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 12
3Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 10
4Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 8
5Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 6
6Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 5
7Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Pro Cycling 4
8Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 3
9Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 2
10Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos 1
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Mountain 1 - Côte De Virville km. 50
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabien Doubey (Fra) Circus-Wanty Gobert 2
2Michael Schär (Swi) CCC Team 1
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Mountain 2 - Côte De Roybon km. 56.5
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Schär (Swi) CCC Team 1
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Mountain 3 - Côte Maillet (D218-D3) km. 98.5
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Schär (Swi) CCC Team 10
2Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 8
3Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-Quickstep 6
4Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Total Direct Energie 4
5Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Team Sunweb 2
6Fabien Doubey (Fra) Circus-Wanty Gobert 1
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Mountain 4 - Col De Porte km. 135
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 15
2Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 12
3Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 10
4Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 8
5Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 6
6Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 5
7Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Pro Cycling 4
8Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 3
9Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 2
10Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos 1
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Young riders
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Pro Cycling 3:39:50
2Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos
3Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:51
4Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:22
5Marc Hirschi (Swi) Team Sunweb 0:01:25
6Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:27
7Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:59
8Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:06
9Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos 0:02:43
10Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:04:31
11William Barta (USA) CCC Team 0:08:22
12Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:10:26
13Mark Donovan (GBr) Team Sunweb 0:14:59
14Michel Ries (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:21:32
15Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis
16Jeremy Bellicaud (Fra) Circus-Wanty Gobert
17Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-Quickstep
18Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep
19Ben O'Connor (Aus) NTT Pro Cycling
20Sergio Higuita (Col) EF Pro Cycling
21Clément Russo (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:24:33
22Alexander Evans (Aus) Circus-Wanty Gobert 0:24:37
23Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
24Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:24:48
25Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Total Direct Energie 0:24:51
26James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-Quickstep
27Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:29:08
28Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:30:14
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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Jumbo-Visma 11:00:39
2Groupama-FDJ 0:01:37
3EF Pro Cycling 0:04:12
4Team Ineos 0:04:17
5Trek-Segafredo 0:05:21
6Movistar Team 0:07:13
7Bahrain McLaren 0:07:16
8UAE Team Emirates 0:08:50
9Team Sunweb 0:09:34
10Team Arkea-Samsic 0:10:27
11CCC Team 0:14:04
12Astana Pro Team 0:14:14
13Bora-Hansgrohe 0:17:05
14Lotto Soudal 0:19:22
15Mitchelton-Scott 0:19:50
16AG2R la Mondiale 0:20:32
17Cofidis 0:21:56
18B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:26:56
19NTT Pro Cycling 0:32:52
20Deceuninck-Quick-Step 0:36:18
21Total Direct Energie 0:41:15
22Circus-Wanty Gobert 0:45:27
23Israel Start-Up Nation 0:51:25
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General Classification after stage 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 9:07:12
2Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:12
3Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:14
4Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos 0:00:16
5Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 0:00:18
6Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:00:20
7Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
8Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren
9Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
10Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Pro Cycling
11Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:09
12Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
13Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
14Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:11
15Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:01:19
16Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling 0:01:42
17Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team
18Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:47
19Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
20Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
21Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Pro Cycling
22Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:02:05
23Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:19
24Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
25Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:26
26Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sunweb 0:02:37
27Marc Hirschi (Swi) Team Sunweb 0:02:42
28Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos 0:03:03
29Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
30Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos
31Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma