Jumbo-Visma rider Jonas Vingegaard has won the Criterium du Dauphine just weeks before attempting to defend his Tour de France title, starting 1 July.
Denmark’s Vingegaard pipped Team Emirates and Britain’s Adam Yates by two minutes and 23 seconds overall.
The eight-stage event in France concluded in Grenoble, with Trek-Segafredo’s Giulio Ciccone winning the final stage.
Ciccone finished 23 seconds ahead of Vingegaard at La Bastille.
“I’m a little surprised by the gaps, I can only be very satisfied, I’m in good shape. Now I’m going to relax for a few days and fine-tune the preparation for the Tour,” 26-year-old Vingegaard said.
Ciccone’s stage win comes after he had to withdraw from the Giro d’Italia in May because he had Covid-19.
“I had 10 days off the bike, my condition wasn’t 100% so started here with the Tour de France in the head but saw this week my condition getting better and better, so I’m really happy to close this week with a victory,” Ciccone said.
“The last 500 metres were really long, but with all the people there, it was really nice. I looked behind and saw I was still in front with some gap, so I just went straight. I’m really happy.”
Stage eight results
1. Giulio Ciccone (Ita/Trek-Segafredo) 4hrs 6mins 4secs
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Den/Jumbo-Visma) +23secs
3. Adam Yates (Gbr/Team Emirates) +33secs
4. Ben O’Connor (Aus/Citroen Team) +49 secs
5. Guillaume Martin (Fra/Cofidis) +54secs
6. Jai Hindley (Aus/Bora-Hansgrohe) +57 secs
7. Rafal Majka (Pol/Team Emirates) +1min
8. Jack Haig (Aus/Bahrain Victorious) Same time
9. Louis du Bouisson Meintjies (SA/Intermarche) Same time
10. Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa/Ineos Grenadiers) +1min 3secs
1. Jonas Vingegaard (Den/Jumbo-Visma) 29hrs 28mins 39secs
2. Adam Yates (Gbr/Team Emirates) +2mins 23secs
3. Ben O’Connor (Aus/Citroen Team) +2mins 56secs
4. Jai Hindley (Aus/Bora-Hansgrohe) +3mins 16secs
5. Jack Haig (Aus/Bahrain Victorious) +3mins 47secs
6. Guillaume Martin (Fra/Cofidis) +4mins 51secs
7. Louis du Bouisson Meintjies (SA/Intermarche) +5mins 2secs
8. Torstein Traeen (Nor/Uno-X) +5mins 15secs
9. Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa/Ineos Grenadiers) +5mins 19secs
10. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Soudal Quick-Step) +5mins 37secs