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Froome, Degenkolb and Dan Martin show off new shoes at Criterium du Dauphine

This article also appears on BikeRadar. Chris Froome, Dan Martin and John Degenkolb have all been spotted this week in new footwear at the Critérium du Dauphiné. Degenkolb, along with some of his Giant-Alpecin teammates, have been spotted in unbranded and unseen white and black race shoes from, we suspect, Shimano. The shoes worn by Dan Martin and Chris Froome are more obviously...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador: Froome and Porte look skinny and will be ready for the Tour de France

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has had four stages to observe and analyse some of his leading Tour de France rivals at the Criterium du Dauphine but he believes that a more precise indication of his and their form will come when the race hits the mountains. Contador currently leads the race by six seconds over Richie Porte, with Chris Froome a further seven seconds back. Contador has...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lean, mean, Dauphine machine: Richie Porte podcast

On the eve of the Criterium du Dauphine's trio of mountain stages Cyclingnews travelled the BMC Racing team hotel to sit down and talk with Richie Porte. The Australian is currently sitting in third overall, six seconds down on race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff). Porte came into the race as one of the overall contenders and has hardly put a foot wrong in the race, however...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Criterium du Dauphine: Contador's lead slashed in split behind stage 4 crash

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) lost nine seconds of his slim lead in the Critérium du Dauphiné on stage 4, when he found himself on the wrong side of a split in the peloton caused by a crash from Cofidis rider Borut Bozic. He now leads the overall classification by just four seconds on Chris Froome (Sky), who made the front split and gained nine seconds. It was an unexpected result...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Edvald Boasson Hagen’s Cervelo S5 - Gallery

The current Norwegian national champion, Edvald Boasson Hagen, out-sprinted the likes of Nacer Bouhanni and Julian Alaphillipe to win stage 4 of the Critérium du Dauphiné on Thursday. We take a look at the custom painted Cervelo S5 in the Norwegian national colours of the Team Dimension Data rider. The Cervelo S5 is known for it’s aerodynamic advantages, equipped with ENVE...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Froome seizes overall lead at Dauphine Libere

VAUJANY, France (AP) Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome seized the overall lead at the Criterium du Dauphine after winning the fifth stage on Friday. Froome attacked with about 2 1/2 kilometers left, and his former teammate Richie Porte was the only one able to follow the pace on the final climb. Overnight leader Alberto Contador crossed in fifth, and dropped to third...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Porte: Contador will come out swinging on Dauphine queen stage

Richie Porte (BMC Racing) expects Alberto Contador to try and go on the offensive on the Queen stage of the Dauphine after the Spaniard cracked and lost his leader’s jersey on stage 5. Porte finished second to stage winner and new race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) at Vaujany, with Contador fading to fifth at 21 seconds. Froome now leads Porte by seven seconds, with Contador...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Criterium du Dauphine: Chris Froome earns Cyclingnews rider of the day honours

In a new feature, the Cyclingnews team pick their rider of the day from the Criterium du Dauphine. Chris Froome is the stage 5 pick, and we will be selecting a rider after each stage. After finishing ‘only’ third in the prologue, Chris Froome (Team Sky) has been peppered with questions about his form ahead of the Tour de France. Alberto Contador’s win on the opening day was...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador: I don't yet have the speed in my legs

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) lost his race lead at the Criterum du Dauphine to his main Tour de France rival Chris Froome (Team Sky), but the Spaniard stressed that one battle, and one defeat, would not define his summer campaign. On the climb to Vaujany Contador was distanced by Froome and Richie Porte (BMC Racing), after being unable to hold a relentless pace set by the Sky and...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Criterium du Dauphine: Froome puts Contador to the sword in Vaujany

Standing at the summit finish at Vaujany you could almost sense the inevitable ending. When it came, though, it was a breathlessly efficient and calculating dethroning of a race leader, with Chris Froome (Team Sky) crowned the new king in a Criterium du Dauphine that has already provided a number of twists and sub-plots. Today's story started with Mikel Landa skipping away on...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Trek-Segafredo to hold contract talks with Contador next week

It is little wonder that Trek-Segafredo have been linked to every major rider on the market. The team has only five riders under contracts for the 2017 season and with added investment from their new title-sponsor Segafredo and new sponsor CA Technologies, plus one of the best infrastructures in the WorldTour, the US-registered squad have become one of the most attractive options...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador's offensive fails to crack Froome in Criterium du Dauphine queen stage

The first words Alberto Contador uttered when he crossed the line on stage 6 of the Critérium du Dauphiné at Meribel were somewhat tongue in cheek given the major efforts he made to crack Chris Froome (Team Sky), but they also gave a clear indication that he is not yet at his peak. As he warmed down on the rollers and turned to his entourage, he simply smiled and offered, 'good...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Criterium du Dauphine: Porte struggles to hold Froome but keeps second place

Richie Porte (BMC) showed his first signs of weakness in this year's Criterium du Dauphine when he lost 14 seconds to Chris Froome (Team Sky) on the Queen stage to Meribel. The Australian was unable to follow when Daniel Martin (Etixx QuickStep) and Froome surged clear towards the top of the final ascent. After a frantic and pulsating day of racing, the BMC Racing rider was forced...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome: I'm going to improve before Tour de France

Chris Froome (Team Sky) withstood everything his rivals were able to throw at him on stage 6 of the Criterium du Dauphine, and even managed to extend his lead with a late attack at Meribel. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) won the stage in a two-up sprint with Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondaile) but the stage was marked by a volley of attacks led by Alberto Contador and his Tinkoff teammates, after...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana to cap off Tour de France preparation in Route du Sud

While his rivals compete in the Criterium du Dauphine and Tour de Suisse, Movistar's Nairo Quintana is preparing to put the final polish on his Tour de France form at next week's Route du Sud - la Depeche du Midi. Having won the Tour de Romandie and Volta a Catalunya and been on the podium in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco and Tour de San Luis, the 26-year-old said he preferred to train...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Armstrong to join cyclists honoring 5 killed in Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Lance Armstrong plans to be in Kalamazoo for a ''Finishing the Ride'' event in honor of the five cyclists killed when they were hit by a pickup truck. Armstrong told the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1OjzxKo ) the collision on June 7 in Kalamazoo County's Cooper Township, 160 miles from Chicago, is the worst he's seen and he's not sure he's emotionally...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sagan gets record 12th career Tour of Switzerland stage win

BAAR, Switzerland (AP) World champion Peter Sagan earned a record 12th career win at the Tour of Switzerland, sprinting to a second-stage victory on Sunday. Juergen Roelandts of Belgium leads overall. On a second day of racing on rain-soaked roads, the Slovak was fastest in the sprint finish after a 187.6-kilometer (116.6-mile) route of four laps around Baar. Maximiliano Richeze...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phinney: I wouldn't want to go to the Olympics if I didn't think I could medal

Taylor Phinney has some big decisions to make this year. His contract with BMC, where he has raced since 2011, expires after this season, and the 26-year-old American's future remains up in the air as he continues his comeback from devastating leg injuries suffered during a crash in June of 2014. The results that Phinney stacked up with relative ease before the crash are starting...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Criterium du Dauphine: Liberated Cummings continues to forge path as break specialist

Steve Cummings has been circling his prey all week and on the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine the Dimension Data rider pounced. Almost every morning the village depart Cyclingnews would ask Cummings if today would be his day. The final stage was his last chance and he emphatically made the most of it, joining the day-long break and then shooting for home with 70 kilometres...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome not taking anything for granted ahead of Tour de France

Chris Froome (Team Sky) safely navigated through the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine to secure his third title in the French race. The 2015 Tour de France winner withstood several attacks from Alberto Contador on the penultimate climb before finishing with his main rivals. He won the overall with Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) in second and Daniel Martin (Etixx-Quickstep...
Via Cycling News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome warms up for Tour by winning Dauphine for 3rd time

SUPERDEVOLUY, France (AP) Chris Froome warmed up for the Tour de France by winning the Criterium du Dauphine stage race for the third time on Sunday, while on a good day for British riders Stephen Cummings won the final stage thanks to a solo breakaway. It may prove to be a good omen for Froome, because his other Dauphine wins were in 2013 and 2015 - the years he also won the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sagan rides into Tour de Suisse lead with 13th career stage win

World champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took out his 13th career stage win in the Tour de Suisse on stage 3, and in doing so took over the race lead from Lotto Soudal's Jurgen Roelandts. But even though he enjoyed the success on the day, he was once again discouraged by the peloton's lack of cooperation in controlling the breakaway. "It was tough when we were working so hard," Sagan...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gesink's Tour de France in doubt after Tour de Suisse head injury

Robert Gesink could be forced to miss the Tour de France after suffering a head injury in a crash at the Tour de Suisse.  The Dutchman hit a pothole during stage 2 on Sunday and such was the force of his crash, his helmet was broken by the impact and he remembers nothing of the incident. He immediately abandoned the race and was taken to hospital for a medical evaluation. LottoNL...
Via Cycling News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Criterium du Dauphine: Steve Cummings earns Cyclingnews rider of the day honours

In a new feature, the Cyclingnews team pick their rider of the day from the Criterium du Dauphine. Steve Cummings is the stage 7 pick, and we will be selecting a rider after each stage. In 2016, Steve Cummings has made a habit of highlighting a particular stage in the three WorldTour races he's started, Tirreno-Adriatico, Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco and now the Criterium du...
Via Cycling News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador takes over WorldTour standings

Fifth at Criterium du Dauphine has seen Alberto Contador rise to the top of the UCI WorldTour rankings for the first time in 2016, demoting teammate and world champion Peter Sagan into second place. Tinkoff, the team of Contador and Sagan, retains its place as the top team with Spain continuing to lead the nation standings. Victory in the Dauphine prologue saw Contador wear the...
Via Cycling News
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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