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Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 11, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome victorious at Dauphiné, takes over GC lead; Bizhigitov takes queen stage in Korea, Bole into overall lead; Absalon, Schurter on Sagan’s chances at Olympic MTB medal: “Not likely”; Orica to continue with GreenEDGE for one more season; Katusha to add new title sponsor; Man charged with murder in Michigan cycling crash; Critical response to media coverage of Michigan crash; Sports doctor dubbed cycling’s ‘king of doping’ arrested in Colombia; New cyclist ends up riding entire triathlon bike course; Recap: Critérium du Dauphiné, stage 5; On-board video: Critérium du Dauphiné stage 4; Cyclist tackled by police ahead of Obama motorcade

Froome victorious at Dauphiné, takes over GC lead

by Michael Better

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) may have fired the first shot on Sunday in the Criterium du Dauphine prologue, but Chris Froome (Sky) stamped his authority over the Dauphine on Friday, showing his own chamber is full and ready for battle. Froome captured the stage win over his ex-teammate and friend, Richie Porte (BMC Racing), and distanced all other of his rivals including Contador.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Froome said. “It’s always good to win a race before the Tour de France. The team rode very well today to take me to the final climb in the best position. They set it up perfectly for me. Richie [Porte] was able to follow me.”

“I didn’t expect to gain time on Alberto Contador on such a short climb but I know from past experiences that he never gives up. We’ll see what he’s got tomorrow. There’s still a hard stage to come tomorrow so I haven’t won the Dauphiné yet.”

Froome’s characteristic leg-searing accelerations came to the fore on stage five, as the defending champion put most his rivals in difficulty with less than three kilometres to finish, except for Porte. Froome and Porte would work together over the final kilometres of the category two climb to the resort in Vaujany to distance the others.

Froome then got the best of Porte in the sprint for line and take over the lead in the general classification, as the high-pace and accelerations seemed a little too much for Contador. The Spaniard crossed the line 21 seconds behind, finishing alongside Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge), who won the sprint for third on the day, and Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep).

Stage 5: La Ravoire > Vaujany - Stage Result

Friday 10th June 2016

1. gb
FROOME Christopher
Team Sky
2. au
PORTE Richie
BMC Racing Team
3. gb
Orica GreenEDGE
4. ie
Etixx - Quick Step
5. es
6. fr
AG2R La Mondiale
7. fr
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
8. nl
Trek - Segafredo
9. za
Lampre - Merida
10. fr
Etixx - Quick Step
11. it
ROSA Diego
Astana Pro Team
12. es
Team Katusha
13. es
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
14. es
Team Sky
15. it
CONTI Valerio
Lampre - Merida
16. it
CARUSO Damiano
BMC Racing Team
17. de
Bora-Argon 18
18. nl
IAM Cycling
19. co
Team Sky
20. au
Orica GreenEDGE
21. es
Movistar Team
22. be
Dimension Data
23. be
DE PLUS Laurens
Etixx - Quick Step
24. be
Lotto Soudal
25. be
AG2R La Mondiale

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  • Arfy

    Absalon and Schurter may have balls of steel, but look out for Sagan ’cause his are made of carbon!

  • Anon N + 1

    Headphones while riding is unsafe and unwise

    • JCJordan

      What a load of crap. If that is the case then you would also agree that sound proofing for cars is also a hazard. Considering how silent cars are these days if you are relying on hearing one as it comes up on you then you are going to get hit. You need to be aware of your surroundings, that means using both your eyes primarily and to some extent your ears. Ear phones can be worn with little trouble as long as the rider does not go nuts with the volume

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      • Anon N + 1

        Mr. Jordan, Thank for your cogent comments.

        In view of the situation described above,

        “Provencio was listening to “Call Me Maybe” through his headphones and [rode] onto a road secured for President Obama’s motorcade . . . . Because he failed to hear the calls for him to stop two police officers took Provencio to the ground and handcuffed him before being run over by the presidential motorcade. A second cyclist was able to hear the commands and stopped without incident.”

        I stand by my previous remark.

        • JCJordan

          I have seen the video and its blatantly obvious that if the rider had been paying any attention at all he would have seen what was coming, the officers giving the instruction and would have realised what was happening. The consequences of the event are completely his fault and would most likely have occurred even without the headphones.

      • Michele

        So just checking … Anon’s comment is crap. Unless the rider has the volume up too loud. Then Anon’s comment is not crap.

        I would suggest Anon’s comment is right.

        • JCJordan

          He should have seen the officer, headphones or not, the reason he didn’t was that he was not paying attention. I would suggest that anyone who has their headphones up to a really high volume is trying to really listen and this (not the volume) is the distraction, much like the phone or the radio can be in a car.

          • Michele

            But … how do you know he wasn’t paying visible attention to his surroundings because he was distraction by listening to his music?

            Maybe he was too busy trying to work out the lyrics to “call me baby”????

            Yes, he should’ve been paying attention – I don’t think anyone is disputing that. But the headphones, trying to listen to whatever is playing is just another element which can cause one to be distracted.

            • JCJordan

              Based on the video provided its fairly oviou8s that he is just off in la la land and not paying attention to his wider surroundings otherwise he would have seen the multiple officers trying to get his attention.

    • velocite

      I can’t speak from experience but I do agree with you. We’re vulnerable on bikes so we might as well make use of all our senses to stay out of trouble.

      • Michele

        Yep, commonsense suggests so.

      • JCJordan

        I don’t think its a case of all senses, but those senses that are the most useful in the given situation.
        As a sense I don’t find hearing is all that useful in traffic, its hard to distinguish between individual vehicles, but sight is much better and putting everything into place. Out on the open road where vehicles are traveling at high speed and are upon you before you ever hear them due to engine soundproofing. where as I would never use headphones in a bunch were I cant see as well and rely on other so communicate verbally to call out problems

      • Gaylerpayne4

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