Criterium Du Dauphine 2018: Michal Kwiatkowski Wins Opening Prologue

Criterium du Dauphine 2018: Michal Kwiatkowski wins opening Prologue

Jack Elton-Walters 3 Jun 2018 The time trial specialists dominated the top 10 while some GC names will have time to make up in the mountains Michal Kwiatkowski ( Team Sky ) won the opening day Prologue of the 2018 Criterium du Dauphine to wear the first leader's jersey of the race. Covering the 6.6km course in a time of 7:25.02, Kwiatkowski took the stage by a single second over Jos van Emden ( LottoNL-Jumbo ). Further down the order, General Classification hopefuls such as Vincezo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Dan Martin (UAE-Team Emirates) lost 00:24 and 00:29, respectively. Although the GC riders may have wished to lose less time on such a short course, the gaps are unlikely to be too much of a threat to their overall hopes as the race heads into the mountains. British hope for a performance at the race, Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), slid out ...

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