Canadian Cyclist Derek Gee Impresses with Sixth Place Finish in Criterium du Dauphiné Time Trial

NEULISE — Canadian cyclist Derek Gee, who started the day in the leader’s yellow jersey, showcased his talent by finishing sixth in the 33.4-kilometre time trial at the Criterium du Dauphiné. Despite dropping to fourth overall, Gee’s performance was commendable.

The time trial was won by Belgian rider Remco Evenepoel, with Josh Tarling of Wales and Olympic champion Primoz Roglic of Slovenia following closely behind. Evenepoel now leads the overall standings, with Roglic in second place and American Matteo Jorgenson in third.

Gee, representing Team Israel-Premier Tech, is currently in fourth place, 71 seconds behind the leader. Despite the drop in rankings, Gee expressed his satisfaction with his performance, stating, “I’m super-happy with my time trial today. Riding in the yellow jersey was so special. I really enjoyed my day out there today.”

Gee’s teammate, Hugo Houle from Sainte-Perpétue, Que., is currently ranked 97th overall in the race. Gee’s victory in Stage 3 on Tuesday highlighted his potential in the lead-up to the Tour de France.

In last year’s Giro d’Italia, Gee made a strong impression by finishing second four times and fourth twice. He finished 22nd in the general classification standings and was recognized for his performance in the points race and King of the Mountains standings.

The Canadian cyclist was also awarded the title of the Giro’s “super combative rider,” further solidifying his reputation in the cycling world.

This report by The Canadian Press provides insights into Gee’s impressive performance at the Criterium du Dauphiné, showcasing his potential for future success in the world of cycling.