Georg Zimmermann exorcises demons as he takes win on Critérium du Dauphiné stage six

Jonas Vingegaard thwarted as he tries to steal some seconds on his GC rivals

Georg Zimmermann goes on the attack at the Critérium du Dauphiné
(Image credit: Dario Belingheri / Getty)

German Georg Zimmermann took his second ever pro win on stage six of the Critérium du Dauphiné, winning from the break and slayed a few demons from his U23 racing days in the process.

Zimmermann had been part of a 14-strong move that went up the road earlier in the day but on the last two climbs the group was whittled down until the German and breakaway companions Mathieu Burgaudeau (Total Energies) and Jonathan Castroviejo (Ineos Grenadiers) were the only ones left.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.