PeloPics: Geraint Thomas (Sky) concluded the Critérium du Dauphiné on a high note after a crash-marred start. Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) took the final stage 7 win in the last kilometre in a cruel move for early breakaway rider Dani Navarro (Cofidis).
Critérium du Dauphiné
PeloPics: An attack by Dan Martin with 3km to go to Valmorel earned him his first victory for UAE Team Emirates. Geraint Thomas reacted to become the third Team Sky rider to lead the 70th Critérium du Dauphiné as he took over from Gianni Moscon with two stages to go and now leads by 1:09 over his teammates Damiano Caruso and Moscon.
PeloPics: Following a long-lasting breakaway of Dario Cataldo (Astana) who was caught only 300 meters before the line, Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) won an uphill sprint against Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) in Lans-en-Vercors. Gianni Moscon took the overall from sky teammate, Michal Kwiatkowski.
The Critérium du Dauphiné, a warm-up race before the Tour de France, begins this year with a 6.6 kilometer prologue through the streets of Valence and our PEZman in France, Daniel Thévenon, was there to soak up the 'ambience'. Dauphiné Roadside Baby!
June 13, 2013 - The juggernaut that is the Tour de France is rumbling toward us at great speed and the team have started naming their hopefuls for the French race. We also have the results, video and anything else from the Tour de Suisse, the Tour de Beauce and the Ster ZLM Toer GP Jan van Heeswijk. Also a lot of great video catch-up’s from the Giro d’Italia and the Dauphiné, plus we visit our own Dr. Cheung in his lab. Basically a very full EuroTrash bag this Thursday morning.
June 10, 2013 - The Tour de France GC hopefuls are at full gas; the Critérium du Dauphiné finished on Sunday and the Tour de Suisse has another week to go. Chris Froome has put himself in the driving seat with his win in France, but Paris is a long way away. Loads of other stuff with video, results and what the riders are saying. A big coffee for a big EuroTrash Monday.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff was first in line on today's final stage of Criterium du Dauphine on a mountainous stretch from Sisteron to Risoul where the peloton was challenged with a category 1 uphill finish. In pouring rain, a big break was allowed to get a gap but Team Saxo-Tinkoff put the hurt on the peloton and were reeling in the tenacious escapees at the top of the penultimate climb.
Martin Checks Out 2nd Tour de France ITT . Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Gianni Meersman had one purpose by making an original 24 rider breakaway of a cold, foggy, and rainy Criterium du Dauphine Stage 8: Take the intermediate sprint, and expand his points classification lead.