Great show by the French climbers on the queen stage of the 68th Critérium du Dauphiné. Thibaut Pinot outsprinted Romain Bardet in Méribel after cresting the grueling col de la Madeleine in first position but Chris Froome limited the losses to retain the yellow-blue jersey by a margin of 21 seconds over Richie Porte and Bardet.
“I find it hard to realize what's happening because I only got good feelings at the end. I was struggling all day. Had I been told in the climb to La Madeleine that I was going to win, I wouldn't have believed it. I was feeling average like the previous days so I didn't expect to do well here. I don't know what happened in the finale. [Hadn't Bardet attacked], we could have done better, especially for Romain on GC but it's good to see two Frenchmen at the front. I'm happy, we've had our...
The stage in videos
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The stage in pictures
Criterium du Dauphine 2016 - 11/06/2016 - Etape 6 - La Rochette/ Méribel (141km) - BOASSON HAGEN Edvald (TEAM DIMENSION DATA) - Avec le maillot vert sur le podium © ASO/A.Broadway
Jersey wearers after the stage 7
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