In the last few meters of an already remarkable week, Emanuel Buchmann once again developed hardly anticipated abilities. In the style of a sprinter, the German cyclist, who actually feels most comfortable on the steep climbs of the mountains, was heading for the goal of the Critérium du Dauphiné in Champery.
This final feat of strength guaranteed Buchmann third place in arguably the most important preparation race for the Tour de France. And the jump to the podium in the overall standings was further confirmation of the brilliant condition of the Ravensburgers. "I can be very satisfied, especially with regard to the tour," said Buchmann.
Only 21 seconds separated him at the end of round trip winner Jakob Fuglsang from Denmark. Other favorites he left behind in rows: Nairo Quintana, Romain Bardet, Richie Porte – a lot of well-known drivers and potential podium candidates b …
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