Cycling / Criterium du Dauphine. Rivals plan to overthrow Vingegaard, Roglic and Jumbo Visma on Plateau de Solaison

Primoz Roglic does not offer full insurance for stage races that are run the day before the finish.

Cycling / Criterium du Dauphine. Rivals plan to overthrow Vingegaard, Roglic and Jumbo Visma on Plateau de Solaison

Primoz Roglic does not offer full insurance for stage races that are run the day before the finish. This is despite the fact that the Slovenian was impressive on Saturday, the road to Vaujany. A sharp attack 1.5km from the finish could be seen by none of the favorites.

The Dutch formation, however, has a double card to prevent any reverse of the situation on Sunday at the Plateau de Solaison. Jonas Vingegaard is 2nd at 44 seconds. This could freeze the race for yellow and blue jerseys.

"Can we mess up the Jumbos?" This is the most important question. "Wondered Stephane Goubert," one of the sporting directors at AG2R Citroen, at the start Saint-Alban-Leysse on Sunday morning. They are second and we are third... It must be a failure to annoy them. They will need some of the previous failures to be destabilized.

This is a reference to Roglic's known setbacks, but also Richie Porte (BMC), whose overthrow was done by Jakob Fuglsang/Stana in 2017. It was a stage that was eventually identical to the Col de la Colombiere in preparation for the Plateau de Solaison. Goubert tempers, "But the Jumbo collective around this Dauphine may be stronger than that around Richie Porte."

"From what I saw there was no team capable of putting Jumbo in difficulty right from the beginning of the stage," Thierry Bricaud, on behalf of Groupama FDJ, stated. "But, in the Colombiere as well as at the bottom of final climb, no.

David Gaudu's sporting director, 6th at 1’40 from Roglic, believes that "the general isn’t fixed even if Jumbo is one-step ahead and there are two. Everything can be reversed if you are familiar with the Plateau de Solaison's difficulty. There will be a shortage of riders at the general standings tonight, it is certain.

One thing is certain: the Uno X of white jersey Tobias Johannessen should not launch the big maneuvers. He was 7th at 2'05, but only 41 seconds slower than third-place Ben O'Connor. His staff did not expect to be so well-placed before the final stage and first "dreams of a top 10".

Tao Geoghegan Hart (4th at 1:30): To the question of if the JumboVisma can overthrow this Sunday, his answer is categorical "No!" ".

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