• Swiss talent continues winning run
• Italian 2nd as Yates home in front group •
News | Team – 5th June 2022
Little over a week since his win at the Tour of Hungary, Marc Hirschi struck again to clinch victory at the Giro dell'Appennino in Italy.
The 24-year-old Swiss rider of UAE Team Emirates arrived in a two-man break with Cristian Rodriguez (Arkea-Samsic) to win in emphatic fashion on the 198km from Novi Ligure to Genoa.
The result marks the 30th victory of the season for UAE Team Emirates and the 3rd win of the year for Hirschi.
Hirschi: “ It's very special to take the win today. After Hungary I took it quite easy and rested because for a race like today it's important to arrive as fresh as possible and trust my good form from the previous races. The last climb was very difficult and I had a big chase to catch Rodriguez. Crossing the line was spectacular, there are a lot of people here and a good atmosphere.”
1.Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) 4:57:37
2.Cristian Rodriguez (Arkea-Samsic) s.t
3.Henok Mulubrhan (Green Project-Bardiani) +16''
Stage 1 of the Criterium du Dauphine took place on a challenging hilly circuit around Chambon-sur-Lac, spanning a total race length of 156km. The focus of the stage was on defending UAE Team Emirates' leader, Adam Yates and an impressive display of teamwork and strategy, protected the British rider safely to the finish.
As the stage reached its climax, a sprint finish emerged, with Matteo Trentin displaying his strength and determination, with the veteran giving a powerful performance, securing a commendable second-place finish in the sprint.
However, it was Christophe Laporte (Jumbo Visma) who ultimately emerged as the victor and moved into the yellow jersey.
Trentin: “It was a super hard day in the bunch. I think I made a nice sprint but Laporte was just a bit better. It was a messy sprint and in the end nobody had a lead-out man left so with 500m to go everybody was just dead and did their best. We're more here for the GC but it's nice to get a result like this.”
Stage 1 results & GC:
1.Christophe Laporte (Jumbo Visma)
2.Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates)
3.Rune Herregoedts (Wanty Intermarche)