June 8, 2017
Phil Bauhaus comes of age
Mâcon, thursday june 8th 2017 – Germany’s Phil Bauhaus sprinted to victory at the end of stage 5 in the 69th Critérium du Dauphiné in Mâcon like his compatriot John Degenkolb six years ago in the city of French poet and politician Alphonse de Lamartine at the same age of 22.
Bauhaus outclassed four French sprinters and firstly points competition leader Arnaud Démare while Alexander Kristoff only finished sixth. Thomas De Gendt retained the yellow-blue jersey ahead of the conclusive three Alpine stages.
peaking after the stage Bauhaus said, “It feels really good. My shape is quite good. I’m super happy that everything worked out today. Also on stage 2, my sprinting was quite good [5th]. At the Giro d’Italia, I came close to the podium twice. Now with the support of the team, I take the biggest win of my career so far. Today I felt I had good legs from the beginning of the stage so I was confident for the sprint. My legs were good enough to take them [Alexander Kristoff and Arnaud Démare] on.”
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