David Veilleux wins opening stage of Critérium du Dauphiné

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Canadian David Veilleux (Europcar) won the first stage of the 65th edition of the Criterium du Dauphiné by one minute and 56 seconds, he was the lone survivor from the days escape group.

Behind him Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) and Tom Slagter (Blanco) led home the bunch sprint taking second and third respectively.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.