Belgian Wout van Aert won the individual time-trial on stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine in Roanne today.
The Jumbo-Visma rider completed his 26.1km ride in a time of 33:38, with Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) settling for second and Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) claiming the third fastest time.
Steven Kruijswijk (Team Jumbo-Visma) and Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished fourth and fifth respectively.
“For sure, it’s a big one. It’s a first WorldTour race win. I can’t believe it,” said Van Aert, who has the green and white jerseys on his shoulders.
“This morning we did the recon. It is a beautiful TT course – a lot of straight roads, a difficult climb in the middle, and then it was just full gas coming back to the finish which was mainly downhill.
“Obviously, it was a good course for me. It’s always suffering in a TT and today it was worth it.”
Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), who placed sixth in the time-trial, moved into the overall lead.
“We have one sprint stage tomorrow, so hopefully the sprint teams will help us control, and then it’s straight to the mountains,” said Yates.
“It’s going to be tricky. For sure in the mountain stages it will be hard to control. But we’re in the jersey now and hopefully we can hold it all the way to the end.”
View more results below.
Stage four results
1. Wout van Aert (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:33:38
2. Tejay van Garderen (USA) EF Education First +0:00:31
3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb +0:00:47
4. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma +0:00:49
5. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe +0:00:51
6. Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott +0:00:56
7. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep +0:00:59
8. Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin +0:01:05
9. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team +0:01:07
10. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep +0:01:10
21. Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott +0:01:38
43. Stefan De Bod (RSA) Dimension Data +0:02:23
91. Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data +0:03:44
119. Jacques Willem Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data +0:04:43
General classification after stage four
1. Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 12:27:26
2. Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida +0:00:04
3. Tejay van Garderen (USA) EF Education First +0:00:06
4. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team +0:00:07
5. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma +0:00:24
6. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ +0:00:25
7. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe +0:00:26
8. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team +0:00:30
9. Wout van Aert (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
10. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team +0:00:40
59. Stefan De Bod (RSA) Dimension Data +0:13:54
66. Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott +0:16:47
117. Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data +0:32:40
135. Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data +0:39:28