Alexis Vuillermoz fights back to win stage two of the Critérium du Dauphiné

The TotalEnergies rider was part of a five-rider breakaway, and sprinted past Olivier Le Gac to take the stage victory in the closing stages

Criterium du Dauphine stage two
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Alexis Vuillermoz (TotalEnergies) produced a perfectly executed sprint to win stage two of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Part of a five-rider breakaway in the closing stages of the race, Olivier Le Gac (Groupama-FDJ) seemingly had the race win in the bag as he created a considerable distance between himself and the other riders with just 300m remaining. However, Vuillermoz just managed to hold onto Le Gac's wheel, fighting back to sprint past him with just a few metres to spare.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.