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June 12, 2016 – After a dramatic queen stage in the Alps on Saturday, the peloton spent its last day at the Critérium du Dauphiné with a picturesque ride through the southern Alps on Sunday. But the race proved to be no Sunday jaunt as Great Britain’s Stephen Cummings rode to a brilliant stage win while the podium witness a major shakeup in the final kilometer, when Dan Martin and Romain Bardet surprised Richie Porte with a late-minute attack that bounced him off the podium in the final meters.
Photos and words by James Startt
But throughout the stage Christopher Froome’s yellow jersey went unchallenged as the Team Sky leader cruised to his third Dauphiné victory in four years. And as the record books show, each year Froome triumphs in the Dauphiné, he also wins the Tour de France.