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Dauphiné: Bouhanni Barges to Stage 1 Victory

A rather aggressive last couple of kilometres from all parties saw the best boxer of the lot come out on top. (Conor with the Threadjack!)

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After a boring day on the Dauphiné, the two doomed breakaway riders, Fredrik Backaert and Mitch Docker, were comfortably caught, clearing the way for a sprint. GC favourites Contador and Froome interfered at the front of the race for a while, and Bouhanni and his team got into a bit of a scuffle with Kristoff, after which the Frenchman went on to win the stage, coming around the early-launching Sam Bennett in the last couple of metres. The Irishman would eventually finish in third, as Lotto's Jens Debusschere also overtook him at the last. There were no changes to the GC.

Stage Results:
1. FRA Nacer Bouhanni COF 4:27:53
2. BEL Jens Debusschere LTS "
3. IRE Sam Bennett BOA "
4. NOR Edvald Boasson Hagen DDD "
5. BEL Jonas Van Genechten IAM "
6. NED Moreno Hofland LTJ "
7. FRA Tony Hurel DEN "
8. NOR Sondre Holst Enger IAM "
9. RSA Daryl Impey OGE "
10. BEL Edward Theuns TFR "

Cluses - Saint Vulbas 186 km

Today we start the Nacer Bouhanni part of the week's programming

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