Ineos got here to the fore on the Madeleine however fortunately took a again seat on the Mollard.
Campenaerts holds its personal on these mild higher slopes of the Mollard. These climbs will swimsuit his fashion, however once more the group simply rides at a gentle tempo with nobody actually slowing down.
25.3 km to go
Charming will get caught. It’s referred to as Campenaerts vs the Relaxation.
Jumbo-Visma is now on the rise, approaching 90 seconds behind Campenaerts. They’re sizzling on Charmig’s heels now. The group could also be smaller, however it’s nonetheless sizeable with 26 kilometers to go.
Perez was caught by the peloton, who now need to meet up with Bayer. So now we solely have two males forward of us – Charamig by 30 seconds and Campenaerts by 1:45.
Within the center chasing group, Charmig left Bayer and Perez behind.
4 Jumbo Visma drivers on the high: Van Hooydonck, Van Baarle, Valter, Vingegaard. It appears like they’ve Benoot additional down the group.
Right here you’ll find out what we’re coping with. The ascent turns into a lot gentler a number of kilometers nearer to the summit.
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30 km to go
10km to the highest of the Col du Mollard and Campenaerts will take the lead within the mountains classification if he can keep within the lead all the way in which to the highest. He has 1:25 in hand.
Campenaerts performs at his personal tempo. He’s shedding time however remains to be 1:30 forward of the three pursuers, however the peloton is now solely two minutes nearer.
Much more mountain enjoyable
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Right here is our sole chief on the mountain
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35 km to go
Thompson is being caught by the peloton so we now have a neater scenario on the Col du Mollard…
– Campenaerts leads solo
– Perez, Charmig, Bayer are at 1:50
– Peloton is at 3 minutes
– Gruppetto (incl. Laporte, Bjerg, Burgaudeau) takes 11 minutes
Jumbo-Visma are again on the entrance of the peloton, taking up from Ineos who dictated the madeleine.
The Latour group is sort of predictably caught up by the peloton, which is 3:30 behind Campenaerts as they attain the Mollard.
37.5 km to go
The Col du Mollard begins. Campenaerts makes it with a two-minute lead over Perez, Charmig and Bayer.
Pierre Latour, I’m not kidding you, went on the offensive once more. He’s simply forward of the sphere in a trio with teammate Alexis Vuillermoz and Arkea-Samsic’s Simon Gugliemi.
On the valley street resulting in our last climbs, Campenaerts pulls away from the remaining at full pace. Perez is now again with Charmig and Bayer and they’re 90 seconds down on our solo chief.
That was Ineos on the Madeleine slightly earlier
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Latour is again within the peloton. We had been proper all alongside – that’s the Pierre Latour factor anyway.
We’ve come to the underside of the descent and Campenaerts has misplaced a few of their lead however remains to be 50 seconds forward of Perez. Charmig and Bayer are at 1:10, whereas Thompson and Cavagna are at 1:50. Latour went by the teams.
scenario as it’s
– Perez at 1:05
– Charmig and Bayer at 1:15
– Latour at 1:35
– Thompson and Cavagna at 2:00 p.m
– Peloton at 2:25
Latour is now truly on the high of the mountains classification, however was left behind by Charmig and Bayer on this descent.
KOM factors on the Col de la Madeleine
1. Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Dstny), 15 factors
2. Anthony Perez (Cofidis), 12 pts
3. Pierre Latour (Whole Energies), 10 factors
4. Anthon Charmig (Uno X), 8 pts
5. Tobias Bayer (Alpecin Deceuninck), 6 pts
6. Rémi Cavagna (Soudal Fast-Step), 5 pts
7. Reuben Thompson (Groupama-FDJ), 4 factors8. Omar Fraile (Ineos Grenadiers), 3 pts
9. Jonathan Castroviejo (Ineos Grenadiers), 2 pts
10. Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers), 1 pt
For individuals who are simply becoming a member of, I’ll attempt to recap
After a fast begin we had a gaggle of 4 – Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Dstny), Remi Cavagna (Soudal-QuickStep), Anthony Perez (Cofidis) and Madis Mihkels (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) – adopted by a four-man chasing group – Anthon Charmig (Uno-X), Tobias Bayer (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Reuben Thompson (Groupama-FDJ) and Matteo Vercher (TotalEnergies) – after which the peloton.
On the Col de la Madeleine, Campenaerts dropped first Mihkels, then Cavagna after which Perez to steer alone by a minute over Perez. Cavagna, Mihkels, Thompson and Vercher then fell behind Charmig and Bayer, who had been later joined by Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies), who attacked from inside the group and used Vercher to cross.
Latour made his transfer simply earlier than Ineos got here ahead to set a excessive tempo, thinning the group and decreasing the hole to the breakaway to simply 2:30.
It’s a protracted descent now and we’d see some lineup modifications on the way in which down.
The peloton is simply 2:30 from Campenaerts because it goes excessive. Ineos took on the Madeleine, loosening up the group whereas benefiting from the break. The stage winner immediately will definitely come from the GC group.
High of the Madeleine – 72 km to go
Campenaerts leads solo over the Col de la Madeleine on Stage 7 of the Dauphiné. What’s spectacular is that he’s pulled out a one-minute lead on these higher slopes, with Perez his closest pursuer.
Latour made it to the chasing group with Charmig and Bayer. Thompson was excluded from this group.
And now Perez is distanced, leaving Campenaerts alone within the lead on the higher slopes of the Madeleine.
Up entrance Cavagna is distanced by Campenaerts and Perez.
Mihkels has additionally been dropped from the chasing group and will probably be again within the discipline shortly.
Vercher fell off after serving to Latour on his method. The Frenchman had some transient banter earlier on this reside weblog however he got here inside 2:20 of the chief of the race.
Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) is amongst those that have now been dropped. He has already misplaced a variety of time on the fifth stage. Increased profile riders like David De La Cruz (Astana) and AG2R duo Nans Peters and Franck Bonnamour are additionally unable to maintain up, which is a sign of the tempo Ineos is setting.
Former yellow jersey Mikkel Bjerg (UAE’s Workforce Emirates) is out because the peloton shrinks below stress from Ineos.
The Ineos Grenadiers tackle the peloton
The hole to the leaders had shrunk again to over 5 minutes however is now closing once more because the crew of Egan Bernal, Dani Martinez and Carlos Rodriguez look to say themselves on stage.
Mihkels is eradicated from the main group.
Extra assaults from the group now midway up the Col de la Madeleine, Simon Guglielmi (Arkéa Samsic), adopted by Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) and Eduardo Sepulveda (Lotto-Dstny).
Latour has one other teammate in that chasing group, Vercher, who’s now stepping again to assist.
Latour has pulled away from his noticed teammate Burgaudeau however is simply forward of the peloton. It’s basic Pierre Latour stuff.
A couple of extra – Kevin Geniets (Groupama-FDJ), James Shaw (EF Schooling-EasyPost) and Gianmarco Garofoli (Astana Qazaqstana) – attempt to chase after them, however to no avail.
Now we’re on the primary HC climb of the Dauphiné and have some contemporary assaults from the peloton. TotalEnergies is attempting to go along with a duo of Pierre Latour and Mathieu Burgaudeau.
That’s what we’re coping with.
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97 km to go
Anyway, we’re slowing down now because the riders attain the decrease slopes of the Col de la Madeleine. The breakaway quartet (Campenaerts, Cavagna, Perez, Mihkels) has a 90 second lead over the 4 pursuers (Charmig, Bayer, Thompson, Vercher) and 5:30 over the peloton.
50.7 km pushed within the first hour. Rush.
This was the breakaway group that had shaped slightly earlier.
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100 km to go
Virtually time to maneuver up and the highest quartet has almost 5 minutes for a peloton led by Jumbo-Visma. The 4 pursuers are in between, 90 seconds behind the chief of the race.
The hole now will increase to 4 minutes as we method the Madeleine.
The peloton permits the 4 leaders to increase their result in virtually three minutes. This quartet remains to be caught in no man’s land at 45 seconds.
The rising breakaway reaches the intermediate dash at Grignon after 29km and it’s Mihkels who’s first on the end line forward of Campenaerts and Perez.
The peloton has began to settle down, however not with out a contemporary wave of assaults that despatched one other group of 4 right into a counterattack chase. It options Anthon Charmig (Uno-X), Tobias Bayer (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Reube Thompson (Groupama-FDJ) and Matteo Vercher (Whole Energies).
Lastly we have now a parade with some daylight and it consists of Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Dstny), Remi Cavagna (Soudal-QuickStep), Anthony Perez (Cofidis) and Madis Mihkels
128 km to go
In about 10km we have now an intermediate dash forward of us, after that it’s about 20km to the foot of the Madeleine, who might act as decide and jury on this breakaway struggle.
However that’s no use.
Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies), chief within the mountains classification and wearer of the polka-dot jersey, dares to take the newest step.
Nonetheless quick and livid with no breakaway shaped. At the least we get to the mountains shortly and shortly.
The urge for food for the outlier is nice. A quick begin with a variety of assaults, however nothing caught within the first kilometers.
The riders attain kilometer zero, the flag is waved and the seventh stage of the Dauphiné is underway.
We’re about to begin, so now it’s time to atone for yesterday’s motion, together with a Stage 6 report, the newest standings and many good pictures.
Critérium du Dauphiné: Zimmerman wins Stage 6 regardless of GC stalemate
It is a essential day within the struggle for the general title. The ultimate stage tomorrow is hard and options some steep sections together with the spectacular end above Grenoble, however immediately’s stage hosts the larger mountains.
After about 50 km on the flat, it first goes as much as the Col de la Madeleine (25.1 km at 6.2%), then it goes to the lesser recognized Col du Mollard (18.5 km at 5.8%) and quick proceed to the summit end on the Col de la Croix de Fer (13.1 km at 6.2%).
That last climb doesn’t seem to be a lot, however it’s kind of cut up in two, with a delicate preliminary part adopted by a reasonably violent last 5km.
The riders have already rolled out and are at the moment working their method by the impartial zone earlier than the precise stage begins.
The beginning line at Porte de Savoie was slightly earlier right here.
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Good morning! Right now we have now an early begin on the Dauphiné and we have now a monster stage forward of us, with greater than 4,000 meters of climbing, whereas the race within the Alps will get actually severe.