Dauphiné stage 3: Sam Bennett beats Van Aert in sprint

Ireland's Sam Bennett dominates sprint finish as Dylan Teuns retains lead on stage 3 of the Critérium du Dauphiné

Sam Bennett scored his seventh victory of 2019 when he won Tuesday’s stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider opened up the bunch sprint early in Riom, and powered home to take the third stage of the race ahead of Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Davide Ballerini (Astana).

It was a commanding performance by the Irishman who was led out at the front of the pack with a late surge by team mate Shane Archbold.

“I always find it harder when I’m the point of reference in the sprint,” said Bennett. “At the last moment I told Shane that I was still feeling good.”

Kicking from over 250m to go, Bennett carried on pulling away until the line.

“The only way was to accelerate pretty early but, on this terrain, Bennett is too strong for me,” said Van Aert. “It’s […] a good result for me to come second in this bunch sprint.”

Stage 2 winner Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) finished safely in the peloton on the stage to retain his overall lead by 3-seconds from Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Gobert).

With only four cat. 4 climbs and an uncomplicated flat run-in to the finish, the 177km leg from Le Puy-en-Velay, north through central France, was always going to be a day for the sprinters – particularly amongst all the other lumps and bumps of this year’s Dauphiné.

Nonetheless, Eritrean Natnael Berhane (Cofidis) and Quentin Pacher (Vital Concept-B&B) from the home nation made the early break, attacking at kilometre zero and soon opening up a lead of around 4-minutes.

From as far as 130km remaining, the gap started coming down under a steady tempo set by the sprinters’ teams. The front pair were caught with 12km to go.

A couple of small dramas livened things up in the final 20km: a puncture for Decueninck-Quick Steps’s sprinter Álvaro Hodeg and a touch of wheels for Katusha’s Ruben Guerreiro, that would see him abandon the race. But otherwise, the finish was a formality.

Katusha, Deceuninck, Jumbo and Dimension Data all attempted to position their riders approaching the finish town. After a sudden lull under the kilometer kite, birthday boy Julian Alaphilippe took it upon himself to lead into the final 500m before Bora-Hansgrohe took over.

Although his first ever win at the Dauphiné, Bennett has also won stages this year in the Tour of Turkey, Paris-Nice, the UAE Tour and the Vuelta a San Juan.

“I’m trying to get a stage win at every stage race I take part in,” said Bennett. “Only at the Tour de Romandie I didn’t this year.”

Wednesday’s fourth stage of the Dauphiné will be a 26.1km time trial in Roanne.

Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 3 Results

1BENNETT SamBORA - hansgrohe4:15:25
2VAN AERT WoutTeam Jumbo-Visma0:00
3BALLERINI DavideAstana Pro Team0:00
4VENTURINI ClémentAG2R La Mondiale0:00
5THEUNS EdwardTrek - Segafredo0:00
6BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldTeam Dimension Data0:00
7HODEG Álvaro JoséDeceuninck - Quick Step0:00
8DEBUSSCHERE JensTeam Katusha Alpecin0:00
9MEZGEC LukaMitchelton-Scott0:00
10LAMBRECHT BjorgLotto Soudal0:00
11CORT MagnusAstana Pro Team0:00
12PEDERSEN CasperTeam Sunweb0:00
13ŠTYBAR ZdeněkDeceuninck - Quick Step0:00
14KOCH JonasCCC Team0:00
15GREIPEL AndréTeam Arkéa Samsic0:00
16NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale0:00
17COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain Merida0:00
18MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ0:00
19MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:00
20ARCHBOLD ShaneBORA - hansgrohe0:00
21MANZIN LorrenzoVital Concept - B&B Hotels0:00
22DOUBEY FabienWanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:00
23CAVAGNA RémiDeceuninck - Quick Step0:00
24POWLESS NeilsonTeam Jumbo-Visma0:00
25NIEUWENHUIS JorisTeam Sunweb0:00
26BUCHMANN EmanuelBORA - hansgrohe0:00
27LUTSENKO AlexeyAstana Pro Team0:00
28VANHOUCKE HarmLotto Soudal0:00
29IMPEY DarylMitchelton-Scott0:00
31PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ0:00
32ROUX AnthonyGroupama - FDJ0:00
34HAIG JackMitchelton-Scott0:00
35EIKING Odd ChristianWanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:00
36PFINGSTEN ChristophBORA - hansgrohe0:00
37VACHON FlorianTeam Arkéa Samsic0:00
38EG NiklasTrek - Segafredo0:00
39QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team0:00
40TEUNS DylanBahrain Merida0:00
41MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe0:00
42FROOME ChrisTeam INEOS0:00
43EDET NicolasCofidis, Solutions Crédits0:00
44BETTIOL AlbertoEF Education First0:00
45VAN DEN BERG JuliusEF Education First0:00
46ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team0:00
47GAUTIER CyrilVital Concept - B&B Hotels0:00
48WOODS MichaelEF Education First0:00
49KEUKELEIRE JensLotto Soudal0:00
50CLARKE SimonEF Education First0:00
51CRAS SteffTeam Katusha Alpecin0:00
52FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team0:00
53HOULE HugoAstana Pro Team0:00
54DUMOULIN TomTeam Sunweb0:00
55DE KORT KoenTrek - Segafredo0:00
56GAUDU DavidGroupama - FDJ0:00
57BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale0:00
58PORTE RichieTrek - Segafredo0:00
59SKUJIŅŠ TomsTrek - Segafredo0:00
60GROßSCHARTNER FelixBORA - hansgrohe0:00
61CHEREL MikaëlAG2R La Mondiale0:00
62ROSSKOPF JoeyCCC Team0:00
63VAN GARDEREN TejayEF Education First0:00
64VERONA CarlosMovistar Team0:00
65POELS WoutTeam INEOS0:00
66TROIA OlivieroUAE-Team Emirates0:00
67FERNÁNDEZ RubénMovistar Team0:00
68VENTER JacoTeam Dimension Data0:00
69LAENGEN Vegard StakeUAE-Team Emirates0:00
70PAUWELS SergeCCC Team0:00
71POLITT NilsTeam Katusha Alpecin0:00
72DE BOD StefanTeam Dimension Data0:00
73DELAPLACE AnthonyTeam Arkéa Samsic0:00
74DEGAND ThomasWanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:00
75MUÑOZ Cristian CamiloUAE-Team Emirates0:00
76MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates0:00
77BARGUIL WarrenTeam Arkéa Samsic0:00
78BOUET MaximeTeam Arkéa Samsic0:00
79PETILLI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates0:00
80REICHENBACH SébastienGroupama - FDJ0:00
81KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam Jumbo-Visma0:00
82BONNET WilliamGroupama - FDJ0:00
83KUSS SeppTeam Jumbo-Visma0:00
84ATAPUMA DarwinCofidis, Solutions Crédits0:00
85GILBERT PhilippeDeceuninck - Quick Step0:00
86MOSCON GianniTeam INEOS0:00
87PERNSTEINER HermannBahrain Merida0:00
88YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott0:00
89HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott0:00
90FRÖHLINGER JohannesTeam Sunweb0:00
91IZAGIRRE GorkaAstana Pro Team0:00
92MARCZYŃSKI TomaszLotto Soudal0:00
93HAGEN Carl FredrikLotto Soudal0:00
94HANSEN JesperCofidis, Solutions Crédits0:00
95BOHÓRQUEZ HernandoAstana Pro Team0:00
96VALLS RafaelMovistar Team0:00
97MINNAARD MarcoWanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:00
98SCHULTZ NickMitchelton-Scott0:00
99WÜRTZ SCHMIDT MadsTeam Katusha Alpecin0:00
100SMITH DionMitchelton-Scott0:00
101MEURISSE XandroWanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:00
102STETINA PeterTrek - Segafredo0:00
103MERTZ RémyLotto Soudal0:00
104GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale0:00
105DE CLERCQ BartWanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:00
106GONÇALVES JoséTeam Katusha Alpecin0:00
107TEN DAM LaurensCCC Team0:00
108STORK FlorianTeam Sunweb0:00
109RAVASI EdwardUAE-Team Emirates0:00
110BAGOT YoannVital Concept - B&B Hotels0:00
111POWER RobertTeam Sunweb0:00
112BERNARD JulienTrek - Segafredo0:00
113ROSSETTO StéphaneCofidis, Solutions Crédits0:00
114VERMOTE JulienTeam Dimension Data0:00
115LADAGNOUS MatthieuGroupama - FDJ0:00
116CAM MaximeVital Concept - B&B Hotels0:00
117EENKHOORN PascalTeam Jumbo-Visma0:00
118HOFSTEDE LennardTeam Jumbo-Visma0:00
119COURTEILLE ArnaudVital Concept - B&B Hotels0:00
120ALAPHILIPPE JulianDeceuninck - Quick Step0:00
121TRATNIK JanBahrain Merida0:26
122VAN BAARLE DylanTeam INEOS0:26
124BENEDETTI CesareBORA - hansgrohe0:26
125TUSVELD MartijnTeam Sunweb0:26
126GENIEZ AlexandreAG2R La Mondiale0:26
127ROLLAND PierreVital Concept - B&B Hotels0:26
128COSNEFROY BenoîtAG2R La Mondiale0:36
129PADUN MarkBahrain Merida0:36
130LEDANOIS KévinTeam Arkéa Samsic0:44
131BERNAS PawełCCC Team0:49
132VAKOČ PetrDeceuninck - Quick Step0:56
133OWEN LoganEF Education First0:56
134DOWSETT AlexTeam Katusha Alpecin0:56
135JANSE VAN RENSBURG JacquesTeam Dimension Data0:56
136WHELAN JamesEF Education First0:56
137DE MARCHI AlessandroCCC Team1:02
138PIBERNIK LukaBahrain Merida1:02
139SUTHERLAND RoryUAE-Team Emirates3:27
140BERHANE NatnaelCofidis, Solutions Crédits3:27
141PACHER QuentinVital Concept - B&B Hotels3:27
142MAISON JérémyTeam Arkéa Samsic3:27
143SEPÚLVEDA EduardoMovistar Team13:10
1TEUNS DylanBahrain Merida 11:52:28
2MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:03
3LUTSENKO AlexeyAstana Pro Team0:20
4FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team0:20
5QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team0:24
6PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ0:24
7WOODS MichaelEF Education First0:24
8FROOME ChrisTeam INEOS0:24
9POELS WoutTeam INEOS0:24
10YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott0:24
11GILBERT PhilippeDeceuninck - Quick Step0:49
12MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ0:55
13BUCHMANN EmanuelBORA - hansgrohe0:55
14VAN GARDEREN TejayEF Education First0:55
15BARDET RomainAG2R La Mondiale0:55
16PORTE RichieTrek - Segafredo0:55
17MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates0:55
18KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam Jumbo-Visma0:55
19CHEREL MikaëlAG2R La Mondiale1:32
20VAN AERT WoutTeam Jumbo-Visma1:50
21BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldTeam Dimension Data1:50
22COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain Merida1:59
23LAMBRECHT BjorgLotto Soudal1:59
24EIKING Odd ChristianWanty - Gobert Cycling Team1:59
25POLITT NilsTeam Katusha Alpecin1:59
26CORT MagnusAstana Pro Team2:00
27VANHOUCKE HarmLotto Soudal2:00
28BETTIOL AlbertoEF Education First2:00
29EDET NicolasCofidis, Solutions Crédits2:00
30PAUWELS SergeCCC Team2:00
31CRAS SteffTeam Katusha Alpecin2:00
32PETILLI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates2:00
33BARGUIL WarrenTeam Arkéa Samsic2:00
34VALLS RafaelMovistar Team2:00
35VERONA CarlosMovistar Team2:00
36REICHENBACH SébastienGroupama - FDJ2:00
37PERNSTEINER HermannBahrain Merida2:00
38HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott2:27
39SCHULTZ NickMitchelton-Scott2:34
40ROSSKOPF JoeyCCC Team3:24
41MEURISSE XandroWanty - Gobert Cycling Team3:24
42HOFSTEDE LennardTeam Jumbo-Visma4:03
43VAKOČ PetrDeceuninck - Quick Step5:10
44KOCH JonasCCC Team5:45
45GAUDU DavidGroupama - FDJ5:45
46MOSCON GianniTeam INEOS5:45
47IZAGIRRE GorkaAstana Pro Team5:45
48TRATNIK JanBahrain Merida6:11
49SKUJIŅŠ TomsTrek - Segafredo7:29
50DUMOULIN TomTeam Sunweb9:01
51FERNÁNDEZ RubénMovistar Team9:01
52DOUBEY FabienWanty - Gobert Cycling Team9:28
53POWLESS NeilsonTeam Jumbo-Visma9:35
54BOUET MaximeTeam Arkéa Samsic9:35
55ATAPUMA DarwinCofidis, Solutions Crédits9:35
56GONÇALVES JoséTeam Katusha Alpecin9:35
57LADAGNOUS MatthieuGroupama - FDJ9:35
58POWER RobertTeam Sunweb9:35
59BERNAS PawełCCC Team10:24
60NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale11:47
61STETINA PeterTrek - Segafredo12:37
62BERNARD JulienTrek - Segafredo12:37
63DE BOD StefanTeam Dimension Data12:51
65DE MARCHI AlessandroCCC Team14:56
66HAIG JackMitchelton-Scott14:59
67MUÑOZ Cristian CamiloUAE-Team Emirates14:59
68BOHÓRQUEZ HernandoAstana Pro Team14:59
69VENTURINI ClémentAG2R La Mondiale15:25
70VAN BAARLE DylanTeam INEOS15:25
71MAISON JérémyTeam Arkéa Samsic16:04
72BALLERINI DavideAstana Pro Team16:27
73IMPEY DarylMitchelton-Scott16:29
74MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe16:29
75HAGEN Carl FredrikLotto Soudal16:29
76STORK FlorianTeam Sunweb16:29
77KUSS SeppTeam Jumbo-Visma16:29
78ALAPHILIPPE JulianDeceuninck - Quick Step16:29
79ŠTYBAR ZdeněkDeceuninck - Quick Step16:31
80MINNAARD MarcoWanty - Gobert Cycling Team16:31
81SEPÚLVEDA EduardoMovistar Team16:34
82GENIEZ AlexandreAG2R La Mondiale16:55
83COSNEFROY BenoîtAG2R La Mondiale17:05
84PADUN MarkBahrain Merida17:07
85CLARKE SimonEF Education First18:49
86GROßSCHARTNER FelixBORA - hansgrohe19:33
87OWEN LoganEF Education First19:45
88MEZGEC LukaMitchelton-Scott20:09
89CAVAGNA RémiDeceuninck - Quick Step20:19
90NIEUWENHUIS JorisTeam Sunweb20:19
91ROUX AnthonyGroupama - FDJ20:19
92KEUKELEIRE JensLotto Soudal20:19
93DELAPLACE AnthonyTeam Arkéa Samsic20:19
94LAENGEN Vegard StakeUAE-Team Emirates20:19
95HANSEN JesperCofidis, Solutions Crédits20:19
96RAVASI EdwardUAE-Team Emirates20:19
97ROSSETTO StéphaneCofidis, Solutions Crédits20:19
98GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale20:19
99ROLLAND PierreVital Concept - B&B Hotels21:10
100MERTZ RémyLotto Soudal22:45
101SMITH DionMitchelton-Scott22:45
102BERHANE NatnaelCofidis, Solutions Crédits23:43
103PACHER QuentinVital Concept - B&B Hotels23:44
104TEN DAM LaurensCCC Team24:39
105HOULE HugoAstana Pro Team24:40
106EENKHOORN PascalTeam Jumbo-Visma25:45
107PEDERSEN CasperTeam Sunweb25:55
108DE CLERCQ BartWanty - Gobert Cycling Team26:59
109BENNETT SamBORA - hansgrohe27:05
110PFINGSTEN ChristophBORA - hansgrohe27:15
111WÜRTZ SCHMIDT MadsTeam Katusha Alpecin27:15
112BENEDETTI CesareBORA - hansgrohe27:41
113LEDANOIS KévinTeam Arkéa Samsic27:59
114DOWSETT AlexTeam Katusha Alpecin28:11
115EG NiklasTrek - Segafredo28:20
116KIRYIENKA VasilTeam INEOS28:21
117DE KORT KoenTrek - Segafredo28:21
118JANSE VAN RENSBURG JacquesTeam Dimension Data29:17
119SUTHERLAND RoryUAE-Team Emirates30:42
120TUSVELD MartijnTeam Sunweb31:54
121BONNET WilliamGroupama - FDJ32:40
122DEBUSSCHERE JensTeam Katusha Alpecin32:51
123THEUNS EdwardTrek - Segafredo32:51
124STANNARD IanTeam INEOS32:51
125DEGAND ThomasWanty - Gobert Cycling Team32:51
126MARCZYŃSKI TomaszLotto Soudal32:51
127FRÖHLINGER JohannesTeam Sunweb32:51
128BAGOT YoannVital Concept - B&B Hotels32:51
129COURTEILLE ArnaudVital Concept - B&B Hotels32:51
130CAM MaximeVital Concept - B&B Hotels32:51
131WHELAN JamesEF Education First33:36
132PIBERNIK LukaBahrain Merida33:53
133VACHON FlorianTeam Arkéa Samsic36:53
134VERMOTE JulienTeam Dimension Data37:01
135HODEG Álvaro JoséDeceuninck - Quick Step37:04
136GREIPEL AndréTeam Arkéa Samsic37:04
137MANZIN LorrenzoVital Concept - B&B Hotels37:04
138ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team37:04
139VAN DEN BERG JuliusEF Education First37:04
140ARCHBOLD ShaneBORA - hansgrohe37:04
141GAUTIER CyrilVital Concept - B&B Hotels37:04
142TROIA OlivieroUAE-Team Emirates37:04
143VENTER JacoTeam Dimension Data37:04
1VAN AERT WoutTeam Jumbo-Visma42
2BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldTeam Dimension Data39
3LUTSENKO AlexeyAstana Pro Team38
4TEUNS DylanBahrain Merida29
5MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Gobert Cycling Team28
6BENNETT SamBORA - hansgrohe25
7GILBERT PhilippeDeceuninck - Quick Step22
8FUGLSANG JakobAstana Pro Team20
9BALLERINI DavideAstana Pro Team20
10PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ18
11POLITT NilsTeam Katusha Alpecin18
12VENTURINI ClémentAG2R La Mondiale18
13WOODS MichaelEF Education First16
14MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe16
15THEUNS EdwardTrek - Segafredo16
16COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain Merida14
17VAKOČ PetrDeceuninck - Quick Step12
18KOCH JonasCCC Team12
19HODEG Álvaro JoséDeceuninck - Quick Step12
20BERHANE NatnaelCofidis, Solutions Crédits10
21VERMOTE JulienTeam Dimension Data10
22QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team10
23DEBUSSCHERE JensTeam Katusha Alpecin10
25COSNEFROY BenoîtAG2R La Mondiale8
26MEZGEC LukaMitchelton-Scott8
27YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott6
28LAMBRECHT BjorgLotto Soudal6
29DOUBEY FabienWanty - Gobert Cycling Team6
31PACHER QuentinVital Concept - B&B Hotels6
32EG NiklasTrek - Segafredo4
1PEDERSEN CasperTeam Sunweb18
2CORT MagnusAstana Pro Team13
3ALAPHILIPPE JulianDeceuninck - Quick Step12
4DOUBEY FabienWanty - Gobert Cycling Team10
5IZAGIRRE GorkaAstana Pro Team7
6MARTIN GuillaumeWanty - Gobert Cycling Team5
7LAMBRECHT BjorgLotto Soudal5
8NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale5
9BERHANE NatnaelCofidis, Solutions Crédits4
10EG NiklasTrek - Segafredo4
11TEUNS DylanBahrain Merida3
12DUMOULIN TomTeam Sunweb3
13DE MARCHI AlessandroCCC Team3
14CAVAGNA RémiDeceuninck - Quick Step3
15LUTSENKO AlexeyAstana Pro Team2
16BUCHMANN EmanuelBORA - hansgrohe2
17GAUDU DavidGroupama - FDJ2
18FERNÁNDEZ RubénMovistar Team2
19CHEREL MikaëlAG2R La Mondiale1
22VERMOTE JulienTeam Dimension Data1
1VAN AERT WoutTeam Jumbo-Visma 11:54:18
2LAMBRECHT BjorgLotto Soudal0:09
3EIKING Odd ChristianWanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:09
4POLITT NilsTeam Katusha Alpecin0:09
5VANHOUCKE HarmLotto Soudal0:10
6CRAS SteffTeam Katusha Alpecin0:10
7SCHULTZ NickMitchelton-Scott0:44
8HOFSTEDE LennardTeam Jumbo-Visma2:13
9GAUDU DavidGroupama - FDJ3:55
10MOSCON GianniTeam INEOS3:55
11POWLESS NeilsonTeam Jumbo-Visma7:45
12POWER RobertTeam Sunweb7:45
13DE BOD StefanTeam Dimension Data11:01
14MUÑOZ Cristian CamiloUAE-Team Emirates13:09
15BALLERINI DavideAstana Pro Team14:37
16MÜHLBERGER GregorBORA - hansgrohe14:39
17STORK FlorianTeam Sunweb14:39
18KUSS SeppTeam Jumbo-Visma14:39
19COSNEFROY BenoîtAG2R La Mondiale15:15
20PADUN MarkBahrain Merida15:17
21OWEN LoganEF Education First17:55
22CAVAGNA RémiDeceuninck - Quick Step18:29
23NIEUWENHUIS JorisTeam Sunweb18:29
24RAVASI EdwardUAE-Team Emirates18:29
25MERTZ RémyLotto Soudal20:55
26EENKHOORN PascalTeam Jumbo-Visma23:55
27PEDERSEN CasperTeam Sunweb24:05
28WÜRTZ SCHMIDT MadsTeam Katusha Alpecin25:25
29EG NiklasTrek - Segafredo26:30
30WHELAN JamesEF Education First31:46
31HODEG Álvaro JoséDeceuninck - Quick Step35:14
32MANZIN LorrenzoVital Concept - B&B Hotels35:14
33VAN DEN BERG JuliusEF Education First35:14
34TROIA OlivieroUAE-Team Emirates35:14
1Astana Pro Team 35:40:12
2EF Education First0:31
3Groupama - FDJ0:31
4Bahrain Merida1:22
6Movistar Team1:36
7Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team2:46
8Team INEOS3:45
9Team Jumbo-Visma3:46
10Team Katusha Alpecin7:01
11Deceuninck - Quick Step8:06
12CCC Team8:21
13AG2R La Mondiale11:14
14UAE-Team Emirates15:06
15Lotto Soudal17:40
16Trek - Segafredo18:13
17Team Arkéa Samsic21:24
18Cofidis, Solutions Crédits29:06
19Team Sunweb32:17
20BORA - hansgrohe34:09
21Team Dimension Data40:24
22Vital Concept - B&B Hotels1:06:53

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