World Team | Critérium du Dauphiné
07 June 2024

Mathis Le Berre strengthens his polka dot jersey

Mathis Le Berre, who went for the third time, this Thursday, in a breakaway on the roads of the Critérium du Dauphiné, reinforced his polka dot jersey. The stage was neutralized following a big fall a little over twenty kilometers from the finish in Saint-Priest.


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Mathis Le Berre

“It was a stage where there were a few points still to be taken for the best climber classification. So I once again went on a breakaway. I took back points for the polka dot jersey of the Critérium du Dauphiné, that’s what I had to do, because the weekend ahead is very difficult, and it’s mainly the leaders who will play for victory. which will take a lot of points. So it was good in anticipation of this to have gotten a little head start. Afterwards the race was chaotic. I understand and share the decision of the college of commissioners to neutralize this step. In the place of the runners who were caught in this fall, I would have liked the race to stop too. Health and physical integrity took precedence this Thursday and that’s a good thing. I also have a thought for my teammate Laurens Huys who was forced to leave the race following this fall.”

Sébastien Hinault, Directeur sportif

“The day was obviously special because no one can rejoice in the face of such a fall, with so many injured. We also have Laurens Huys who was forced to leave the race with an elbow injury. I hope that the severity of the injuries is as low as possible for all the runners who went to the ground during this descent. The decision taken by the college of commissioners was the right one. This is what had to be done. From a sporting point of view, Mathis Le Berre reinforced his polka dot jersey as the best climber today.”