Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Dylan Teuns keeps the leader’s jersey at Dauphiné
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Dylan Teuns keeps the leader’s jersey at Dauphiné

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Riom (France) June 11thDylan Teuns maintened the Dauphiné yellow and blue leader’s jersey after stage 3 Le Puy-enVelay>Riom, 177km.
On the paper it was an easy day that gave the pure sprinters a chance to take home a stage win. In fact Sam Bennett sprinted to win, but unfortunately for Team Bahrain Merida there wasn’t Sonny Colbrelli to contest it. The Italian rider wasn’t in a good position in the final km and he didn’t even try to go for it. He finished in the top twenty.
The other mission of the day was to keep Dylan safe and defend his overall leader’s jersey. The boys worked very well, riding at the front and staying around him on a cold and rainy day.
“I tried to save energies, but the cold was hard” Teuns commented after the finish “I enjoyed my day in yellow and blue jersey, but I would have enjoyed it more with the sun. It’s important that all went good and we finished safely in the bunch”.
All thoughts are now for tomorrow’s individual time trial: “It’s a big day for the GC riders. I will have a small advantage on the big names of the overall, but I will try to defend the jersey. I’m confident seen my performance on the time-trial I did this year and I believe in myself”.

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