David Gaudu wins the third stage ahead of Wout van Aert, Alexis Vuillermoz loses his yellow jersey

The Frenchman was ahead of his rival on the line on Tuesday, awhen the Belgian had already raised his arms, thinking he had won.

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Second French victory in two days for the Tricolores. After Alexis Vuillermoz on Monday, David Gaudu won the Critérium du Dauphiné on Tuesday June 7, for the third stage, between Saint-Paulien (Haute-Loire) and Chastreix-Sancy (Puy-de-Dôme). The Frenchman managed the feat of getting ahead of Wout van Aert in a grouped finish.

“It feels too good after all the troubles I’ve had”, reacted the winner of the day at the microphone of France Télévisions. Much embarrassed this season, it seems to be back at its highest level. Solid in the final climb, he showed that he had the legs to overtake the green jersey when the Belgian had already raised his arms, thinking he had won.

But the rider of the Jumbo-Visma will be able to console himself on the podium by recovering the yellow jersey of leader of the general classification at the expense of Alexis Vuillermoz. Unhooked quickly, the Jura was unable to defend his tunic.


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