Tom Dumoulin leads in Criterium International
PORTO-VECCHIO, France (AP) Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin won the individual time trial to take the overall lead in the Criterium International cycling race on Saturday.
Dumoulin completed the 4.3-mile time trial around Porto-Vecchio in 9 minutes, 7 seconds. The Giant-Shimano rider was three seconds ahead of Rohan Dennis of Australia and 10 seconds in front of Bob Jungels of Luxembourg, who were also second and third in the standings.
Brothers Frank and Andy Schleck performed poorly in the time trial. Frank, who won the race in 2011, finished 30 seconds behind Dumoulin in 25th place. His brother Andy, the 2010 Tour de France winner, came in 46 seconds off the pace.
Nacer Bouhanni won the day’s first stage, a 55-mile trek around Porto-Vecchio, in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 1 second.
The French rider beat Nathan Haas of Australia and Marko Kump of Slovenia to take the bunch sprint. Alessandro Vanotti escaped but was reeled in about a mile from the finish.
The two-day race ends on Sunday with a 109-mile trek from Porto-Vecchio to Col de l’Ospedale.