Great-Britain's Stephen Cummings claimed his first ever stage victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné thanks to a 60-km long solo breakaway while his compatriot Chris Froome sealed his third overall win in the Alpine French race after 2013 and 2015 – the two years he also won the Tour de France. In a final rush, Romain Bardet and Dan Martin managed to move up to second and third overall respectively.
“It was a stressful and difficult stage. We took our responsibilities with Etixx but Cummings was very strong. I'm very happy to have pushed my limits to the maximum. I struggled a bit in the second last climb then I came across and I focused on the finishing line. Of course this is a confidence booster week and I surprised myself. Now I'll have to keep working in the right direction.”
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Criterium du Dauphine 2016 - 12/06/2016 - Etape 7 - Le Pont-de-Claix/ Superdévoluy (151km) - FROOME Christopher (TEAM SKY) - Vainqueur du Criterium © ASO/A.Broadway
Jersey wearers after the stage 7
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