Ahead of his first participation to the Tour de France, Italian climber Fabio Aru resisted to the return of the sprinters to claim his first ever stage victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné after going clear off the peloton in the côte de Sécheras with 22km to go. It was a beautiful solo ride in the Rhône valley by the Italian climber who has plenty more to offer on French roads.
“I do this job for having fun on the bike. I take things as they come. This is my third participation to the Dauphiné. The past two years, I didn't have fun. I suffered a lot. But this time around, everything goes well so far. I manage to get good results, like today. Wearing the white jersey is an additional satisfaction.”
The stage in videos
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The stage in pictures
Criterium du Dauphine 2016 - 08/06/2016 - Etape 3 - Boën-sur-Lignon/ Tournon-sur-Rhône (187,5 km) - ARU Fabio (ASTANA PRO TEAM) - Vainqueur de l'étape © A.Broadway
Jersey wearers after the stage 7
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