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
03:32:20
2. au
PORTE Richie
BMC Racing Team
0:01
3. gb
YATES Adam
Orica GreenEDGE
0:19
4. ie
MARTIN Daniel
Etixx - Quick Step
-
5. es
CONTADOR Alberto
Tinkoff
0:21
6. fr
BARDET Romain
AG2R La Mondiale
0:25
7. fr
ROLLAND Pierre
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
0:27
8. nl
MOLLEMA Bauke
Trek - Segafredo
-
9. za
MEINTJES Louis
Lampre - Merida
-
10. fr
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
Etixx - Quick Step
-
11. it
ROSA Diego
Astana Pro Team
-
12. es
RODRíGUEZ Joaquim
Team Katusha
-
13. es
NAVARRO Daniel
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
-
14. es
LANDA Mikel
Team Sky
0:31
15. it
CONTI Valerio
Lampre - Merida
1:07
16. it
CARUSO Damiano
BMC Racing Team
-
17. de
BUCHMANN Emanuel
Bora-Argon 18
1:09
18. nl
CLEMENT Stef
IAM Cycling
-
19. co
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
Team Sky
1:12
20. au
HAIG Jack
Orica GreenEDGE
1:23
21. es
HERRADA Jesús
Movistar Team
-
22. be
PAUWELS Serge
Dimension Data
1:28
23. be
DE PLUS Laurens
Etixx - Quick Step
-
24. be
DE CLERCQ Bart
Lotto Soudal
1:36
25. be
BAKELANTS Jan
AG2R La Mondiale
1:39

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