'If even your GC guys who weigh 60 kilos are pulling, you have to finish it off' - No more disappointment for Wout van Aert at Dauphiné

Jumbo-Visma rider took his second stage win in five days in France on Thursday, and stays in race lead

Wout van Aert on the podium after stage five of the Critérium du Dauphiné
Wout van Aert on the podium after stage five of the Critérium du Dauphiné
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Wout van Aert would not let victory slip through his fingers once again. Three times this week at the Critérium du Dauphiné the Belgian, who is clearly in electric form, has been denied by seconds.

Considering this is his second stage win of the race, it has not been a bad week for the Jumbo-Visma rider. But in a different world, he could have won five out of five stages, a clean sweep so far.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.