Kämna claims stage 4 at the Dauphine as Bernal, Kruijswijk and Buchamann abandon

Bora-hansgrohe’s Lennard Kämna has taken the victory in the fourth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine as Primoz Roglic maintained the overall lead.

The young German rider attacked from a powerful breakaway group on the final climb of the day to take his first professional victory. He was able to fend off a chase from David de la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates), who took second, and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) won finished third.

The GC group rolled in together three minutes behind, all on the same time. Primoz Roglic retained his overall lead despite suffering a nasty crash in the stage, and is now 14 seconds clear of Thibaut Pinot in the standings.

The day saw three of the top riders drop out of the race: Egan Bernal (Team Ineos), Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) and Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) all abandoned.

“I was a forward pawn for Buchmann, who wanted to attack on the penultimate climb. He dropped out, so I could go for my own chance,” Kämna said. “Winning in the Dauphiné is a very big thing… I am very happy that I booked my first pro victory here.”

“I have to enjoy myself now, but I hope that Buchmann will be fit for the Tour in time.”

Criterium du Dauphine 2020 – stage 4 results (Ugine – Megève):

1 Lennard Kämna (Bora-hansgrohe)


2 David De la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates)


3 Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


4 Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott)


5 Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo)


6 Fausto Masnada (CCC)


7 Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos)


8 Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb)


9 Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)


10 Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


Criterium du Dauphine 2020 – general classification after stage 4:

1 Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


2 Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)


3 Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)


4 Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)


5 Daniel Martinez (EF Pro Cycling)


6 Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


7 Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)


8 Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)


9 Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)


10 Romain Bardet (AG2R la Mondiale)



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