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Arnaud Demare sprints to Criterium du Dauphine stage two victory

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Arnaud Demare (FDJ) won the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine in a spectacular sprint for the finish in Arlanc.

The Frenchman won the stage by two lengths, leaving Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) to take second and third respectively.

“I knew it would be a hard day and a bunch sprint finish wasn’t a sure thing,” said Demare.

“Overall, it was a demanding stage but we were well focused at the end. I knew it could suit me and I’m happy to see the hard work paying off.”

The top riders here to prepare for the Tour de France finished safely in the main bunch as Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) retained the overall leader’s jersey.


Criterium du Dauphine 2017 – stage 2 results (Saint-Chamond – Arlanc):

1Arnaud Demare (FDJ)

4:13:53

2Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin)

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3Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) ,,
4Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida)

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5Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb)

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6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data)

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7Ben Swift (UAE Team Emirates)

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8Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe)

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9Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac)

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10Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie)

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General classification after stage 2:

1Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal)

8:30:47

2Axel Domont (AG2R)

+48”

3Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’03”

4Pierre Latour (AG2R)

+01’07”

5Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

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6Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida)

+01’09”

7Ben Swift (UAE Team Emirates)

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8Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac)

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9Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal)

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10Julien Simon (Cofidis)

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