Bauhaus Scores First Career WorldTour Win at Dauphiné!
Team Sunweb rider Phil Bauhaus scored the first WorldTour win of his young career Thursday, pulling it off on a big stage at the Critérium Dauphiné stage race in France. The 22-year-old German powered past French riders Arnaud Demare and Bryan Coquard, second and third respectively, to win the 175km stage to Macon by a bike length on his TCR Advanced SL.
“I felt good from the beginning today,” said Bauhaus, who wore the Giant Pursuit helmet to take the win. “The team protected me well. The guys started pulling at the right moment and did a great job.”
Bauhaus, a first-year rider for Team Sunweb, has been showing his progression as a strong finisher since joining the team. He finished in the top-five on Stage 2 of the Critérium Dauphiné and also had some strong results at the Giro d’Italia.
“At the Giro I came close to the podium twice,” Bauhaus said. “Now with the support of the team, I have taken the biggest win of my career so far. It’s a great feeling to win here at the Dauphiné.”
Team Sunweb has been on a roll the past few weeks. Tom Dumoulin won the season’s first grand tour, the Giro d’Italia, and Bauhaus has given them a stage win at the weeklong Critérium Dauphiné, seen as a key race ahead of the upcoming Tour de France. In addition, 21-year-old Dutch rider Sam Oomen is wearing the white leader’s jersey of the best young rider after five stages of the Dauphiné.
The Critérium Dauphiné continues through Sunday, with three mountain stages ahead.
Thursday, June 8, 2017