Lukas Pöstlberger makes marvellous breakaway move stick to steal stage two of the Critérium du Dauphiné

The Austrian looked like he was going to get brought back in over the closing kilometres but hung on for victory

Lukas Pöstlberger
(Image credit: Getty)

It all looked doomed for Bora-Hansgrohe's Lukas Pöstlberger, having spent the day in the breakaway and the peloton closing to within 20 seconds in the final kilometres, but the Austrian benefitted from a downhill run-in and a careless peloton to take a well-earned victory on stage two of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Up the final two climbs inside the final 15km of the stage, Pöstlberger was slowly dragged back by the bunch, and the catch looked inevitable, as Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Victorious) readied himself to try and take the stage and potentially the race lead.

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