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Two for two: Primož Roglič wins second mountain-top finish and extends his lead in the Dauphiné

Déjà vu at the Critérium du Dauphiné: Just like yesterday, Primož Roglič again wins today's mountain-top finish - and once again after a strong team performance. He beat Matteo Jorgenson in a sprint at the ski resort of Samoëns 1600. Roglič extended his advantage in the GC and leads by 1:02 minutes after seven stages. Aleks Vlasov is also in 4th place ahead of the final day.
By winning the queen stage, Roglič further leads the points classification and also took the best climber's jersey. BORA – hansgrohe also sits on top of the team classification.
Primož Roglič

Today we were not focused on winning the stage. You still have to take control from kilometre zero and all my team-mates did that. Every single one of them! All the guys did a great job. My focus was to stay safe but it wasn't easy with the conditions. However, in the end I had the legs to finish the job. Tomorrow is another super hard day.

BORA – hansgrohe took control of the peloton with the full team and kept the gap to a large leading group constant. With 45 kilometres to go, Marc Soler began a solo ride from the front of the race. At the start of the 10-kilometre final climb, he still had a lead of more than four minutes over the chasing group containing Primož Roglič.

After Nico Denz, Marco Haller and Bob Jungels worked for more than 140 kilometres, first Matteo Sobrero and later Jai Hindley increased the pace in the first half of the climb. Five kilometres before the finish, the lead was halved and only a dozen riders remained in the group of favourites. Aleks Vlasov then upped the pace once again, caught Soler and put his stamp on the race again with 600 metres to go. Then the battle for the day's victory began. Roglič launched his sprint at the 250 metre sign and took the stage win in the yellow jersey.