Criterium du Dauphine #5: Boasson Hagen’s late attack yields 6th

Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo Visma) sprinted to victory on stage 5 of the Criterium du Dauphine. Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished 2nd and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) was 3rd.

Stage 5 of the Criterium du Dauphine was another clear opportunity for the sprinters and so the race only really sprung to life with 10km to go, once a 3 rider break had been caught.

Edvald Boasson Hagen was our man for the day but with a somewhat technical final kilometer, the Norwegian hoped to catch the fast men off guard by making a surprise attack under the red kite.

Boasson Hagen got a small gap rather quickly but he was being marked by Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quickstep). Nevertheless, Boasson Hagen pushed on, only to be caught with 350m to go. As Van Aert accelerated by to take the win, Boasson Hagen went on to cross the line in 6th place.