Critérium du Dauphiné 2016 stage 6

Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 13, 2016

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In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Critérium du Dauphiné; Cancellara and Sagan triumphant on opening weekend of the Tour de Suisse; Jolien D’hoore takes third consecutive Flanders Diamond Tour; Groenewegen quicker than Griepel in the Rund um Köln; Dehaes beats Boonen to win Ronde van Limburg; Porte blames near-crash for drop from second to fourth overall; Bardet celebrates second overall in race; Contador insists he’s still on course for top form in the Tour de France; Giant-Alpecin leading race to sign Matthews; Gesink crashes out of Tour de Suisse; Two Wanty Groupe Gobert riders withdraw from Dauphiné over cortisol values; Suspected bike thief lassoed by Oregon cowboy; Martyn Ashton shrugs off paralysis to shine on the Fort William downhill course; Tour de Suisse 2016 Prologue: Onboard highlights; Alaphilippe shows off his skillz

Critérium du Dauphiné 2016 stage 7

Chris Froome wins the Critérium du Dauphiné

by Shane Stokes

Having taken the race lead on Friday when he won stage five to Vaujany, Chris Froome fended off all attempts by his rivals to seize the yellow jersey. On Saturday the Briton and his team rode to control the advantage of a dangerous break by Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) and eventual stage winner Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), ensuring that Bardet didn’t gain enough time to take over at the top.

While Froome was gapped by Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) in the final sprint to the line, he gained time on most of his other rivals and ended the day 21 seconds ahead of Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) and Bardet.

Stage 6: La Rochette > Méribel - Stage Result

Saturday 11th June 2016

1. fr
PINOT Thibaut
FDJ
04:24:16
2. fr
BARDET Romain
AG2R La Mondiale
-
3. ie
MARTIN Daniel
Etixx - Quick Step
1:04
4. gb
FROOME Christopher
Team Sky
1:07
5. za
MEINTJES Louis
Lampre - Merida
1:15
6. es
CONTADOR Alberto
Tinkoff
-
7. it
ROSA Diego
Astana Pro Team
1:17
8. gb
YATES Adam
Orica GreenEDGE
-
9. fr
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
Etixx - Quick Step
1:21
10. au
PORTE Richie
BMC Racing Team
-
11. nz
BENNETT George
Team LottoNL - Jumbo
1:47
12. cz
KREUZIGER Roman
Tinkoff
1:55
13. be
HERMANS Ben
BMC Racing Team
2:05
14. fr
ROLLAND Pierre
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
2:07
15. co
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
Team Sky
2:11
16. es
LANDA Mikel
Team Sky
2:29
17. be
VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen
Team Katusha
2:35
18. es
NAVARRO Daniel
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
3:07
19. be
BAKELANTS Jan
AG2R La Mondiale
4:05
20. nl
CLEMENT Stef
IAM Cycling
4:13
21. de
BUCHMANN Emanuel
Bora-Argon 18
-
22. it
CARUSO Damiano
BMC Racing Team
-
23. hr
KIšERLOVSKI Robert
Tinkoff
5:14
24. es
RODRíGUEZ Joaquim
Team Katusha
5:54
25. be
DE CLERCQ Bart
Lotto Soudal
-

On Sunday Team Dimension Data Steve Cummings pulled off a superb long range move to solo to victory. Froome came under attack from Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) on the penultimate climb and from Bardet on the descent, but he and his team controlled the moves. Martin then beat Bardet in the sprint for second and while Porte, Froome and Contador were slightly gapped inside the final 500 metres, the Briton had enough of a buffer to win outright.

Bardet and Martin picked up bonuses for their top three finishes and ended the race 12 and 19 seconds behind respectively. Porte was bumped down from second to fourth as a result of that gap in the finale.

Click here for a full report and highlights video from stage six and here for an account of what happened on stage seven.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 12th June 2016

1. gb
FROOME Christopher
Team Sky
29:59:31
2. fr
BARDET Romain
AG2R La Mondiale
0:12
3. ie
MARTIN Daniel
Etixx - Quick Step
0:19
4. au
PORTE Richie
BMC Racing Team
0:21
5. es
CONTADOR Alberto
Tinkoff
0:35
6. fr
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
Etixx - Quick Step
0:51
7. gb
YATES Adam
Orica GreenEDGE
0:57
8. it
ROSA Diego
Astana Pro Team
1:13
9. za
MEINTJES Louis
Lampre - Merida
1:30
10. fr
ROLLAND Pierre
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
2:43
11. es
NAVARRO Daniel
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
3:20
12. es
LANDA Mikel
Team Sky
3:21
13. co
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
Team Sky
3:36
14. nz
BENNETT George
Team LottoNL - Jumbo
5:38
15. nl
CLEMENT Stef
IAM Cycling
5:48
16. fr
PINOT Thibaut
FDJ
6:05
17. be
BAKELANTS Jan
AG2R La Mondiale
7:42
18. be
DE CLERCQ Bart
Lotto Soudal
7:56
19. cz
KREUZIGER Roman
Tinkoff
7:58
20. de
BUCHMANN Emanuel
Bora-Argon 18
8:13
21. it
CARUSO Damiano
BMC Racing Team
9:16
22. be
HERMANS Ben
BMC Racing Team
11:24
23. fr
CHéREL Mickaël
AG2R La Mondiale
12:44
24. be
VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen
Team Katusha
17:22
25. nl
POELS Wout
Team Sky
18:32

Today’s feature image comes from the Critérium du Dauphiné and was taken by Cor Vos.

  • sps12321

    Love how much fun Martyn Ashton seems to be having.
    (also good to see a positive spin on motors in bikes)

    • MadBlack

      The above and seeing Danny macaskill go over the bars! Didn’t think that was ever going to happen!

  • Sean Doyle

    I think Porte is quite gentlemaningly about Froome nearly hooking him into the barriers.

    • Dave

      Of course he is. He’s been around long enough to know that he chose to accept that risk when he hopped on a rival team’s train.

      • Sean Doyle

        What? How was he on the Sky train? He came from well back, which was probably the error he made and Sky drifted across just as he was coming up past them. Then Froome came across and nearly crashed into Porte when it looked like he clipped a wheel. Watch the above clip from 2:50.

  • claude cat

    It’s monumental cock up from OGE for it to come to Matthews to leave. I know they are in a tough spot, with Gerrans and Matthews gunning for the same spot, but Matthews is the future and Gerrans is nearing the end.

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