06 June 2023

Critérium du Dauphiné (Stage 2) : Clément Champoussin 10th

The rider from Nice, who finished tenth on the day’s stage, scored his 4th top ten finish in the UCI WorldTour this season. Donavan Grondin retains his best climber jersey for the second day in a row.

Photos Frédéric Machabert

“It was a tough day on very twisty roads. I’m pretty happy with the way I’ve felt since the start of the Critérium du Dauphiné. I tried to get into the sprint, but I was a bit hampered. The main thing is that I’m in good condition, so I need to stay focused. There’s still a long way to go to Grenoble, but it’s encouraging for the days ahead.”

Donavan Grondin retained his best climber jersey at the end of stage 2 of the Critérium du Dauphiné, and now has 7 points in the mountain classification: “I knew I could keep the jersey today, as I came out on top on the first climb. I cramped up afterwards, the first time that’s happened to me. I suffered a lot, but I’m happy to extend my lease on the jersey by another day.