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June 5, 2016 – Alberto Contador laid down a Tour de France marker by storming to victory on Sunday’s opening 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné prologue. Two-time Tour winner Contador set a stunning time of 11min 36sec in the 3.9km uphill time-trial to win by six seconds from Australian Richie Porte. But perhaps more importantly, the 33-year-old Spaniard beat reigning Tour champion Chris Froome into third by 13 seconds.
James Startt set up on the steep slopes of Les Gets to capture the favorites hunting for victory and other riders simply trying to survive.
RELATED: Read our race report from the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine Prologue.