Herregodts: ’I took my likelihood and it was simply not sufficient’


Rune Herregodts (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) got here so near claiming a stunning victory on stage 1 of the Criterium du Dauphine the place he was caught within the remaining 10 meters by the hard-charging peloton. 

The Belgian was the final remaining rider of the five-rider breakaway that shaped early after a quick begin of the 158km stage round Chambon-sur-Lac.  After his break companions sat up, Herregodts crested solo the Côte du Rocher de l’Aigle, the 1km climb at 6.1% on the third and remaining ending loop.