Thursday June 6th, 2013

Stage 5Grésy-sur-Aix / Valmorel

Start 11h00 GMT 2+

Key moments

Stage summary06.06.2013Chris Froome shows who's the boss


The hierarchy delivered by the individual time trial was confirmed by the first mountain top finish. Chris Froome won stage 5 to Valmorel ahead of Alberto Contador while Rohan Dennis confirmed his enormous potential in the stage races. Team Sky has taken full control of the Dauphiné as they did in the past two years with Bradley Wiggins.

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interview06.06.2013Chris Froome: "I couldn't be in a better condition"

Chris Froome was a delighted stage winner at Valmorel. "I think winning a stage was really for my team-mates who did a fantastic job to position me in the climb", he explained. "Peter Kennaugh and Richie Porte controlled all the attacks. I didn't think I'd catch the RadioShack rider up the road. I had to go for the stage win to say thank you even though I knew the yellow jersey was secured. When Contador attacked, I could have let him go, knowing that he's no longer a threat on GC. My goal this...

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interview06.06.2013Thomas Damuseau: «I've tried my luck»

Thomas Damuseau said after the finish: “It was really not easy today because I've had a very bad night. I've been a bit sick. I was coughing. Anyway, I've tried my luck and I managed to enter the breakaway, which allowed me to grab some points and consolidate my lead in the KOM competition. When we reached the bottom of the final climb with only two minutes lead, I understood it was not enough for me to collect points at the top because I'm not a pure climber. I'll do all I can to keep...

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Newsflashes (Local time)

14:31Chris Froome is the new leaderChris Froome is the new leader of the Dauphiné. Porte is at 52 seconds, Dennis at 54, Rogers at 1.37, Moreno at 1.47
14:29Top 5

1. Chris Froome (SKY), 3.28.39

2. Alberto Contador (TST), 0.04

3. Matthew Busche (RLT)

4. Alejandro Valverde (MOV), 0.10

5. Michael Rogers (TST), 0.12

14:27Froome winsChris Froome overtakes Busche with 200 metres to go and brilliantly wins stage 5!
14:261km to goFroome comes across to Contador. Busche is in sight.
14:25Contador acceleratesContador accelerates with 1.5km to go. Taaramäe tries to follow him but...
14:24Dennis is droppedWith 2.5km to go, Dennis is dropped by the group of the favorites. Busche is still at the front, but with 20 seconds lead only.
14:20The group of the favoritesThere are: Froome, Porte (SKY), Contador, Rogers, Paulinho (TST), De Clercq (LTB), Fuglsang (AST), TenDam (BLA), Moreno (KAT), Navarro, Taraamäe (COF), Dennis (GRS),
14:164km to goWith 4km to go, Busche is 22 seconds ahead of Wellens. Valverde follows at 25 seconds. The yellow-blue jersey group led by Porte and Froome is at 40 seconds.
14:15Busche rejoins WellensWellens is rejoined at the front by Busche who goes solo with 4.8km to go.
14:12Valverde attacksAlejandro Valverde (MOV) attacks with 6km to go.
14:07Tim Wellens won the Classique des Alpes juniorTim Wellens is no stranger to climbing in this part of the world: he won the Classique des Alpes juniors in 2009.
14:05Dennis with the bestYellow-blue jersey wearer Rohan Dennis remains with the best climbers while the likes of Damiano Cunego, Jurgen Van den Broeck, Haimar Zubeldia, Jérôme Coppel and former race leader David Veilleux are off the back.
14:03Wellens goes soloTim Wellens drops Teklehaimanot off and continues solo with 9km to go.
14:00Capecchi in actionEros Capecchi (MOV) takes over from Team Sky at the head of the peloton and brings Egor Silin (AST) back. The Italian is in great shape after having completed the Giro d'Italia.
14:00Wellens at the frontTim Wellens makes it back to the front of the race and rides away with Daniel Teklehaimanot. 10km to go.
13:55Riders at the backJoaquim Rodriguez is at the back because of a flat tyre. Pierre Rolland is forced to produce a huge effort to rejoin the peloton after being delayed by a small crash.
13:54Sky enters in actionTeam Sky begins its show: Kiryienka and Stannard pull hard at the front of the peloton just before the beginning of the climb.
13:47Three riders in the leadWith 14km to go, three riders go clear at the front: Teklehaimanot (OGE), Huzarski (TNE) and Rabon (OPQ). The montée de Valmorel is 12.6km long. Climbing is coming soon.
13:3920km to goWith 20km to go, Wellens (LTB), Gavazzi (AST), Slagter (BLA), Busche (RLT), Teklehaimanot (OGE), Bilbao (EUS), Reza (EUC), Rabon (OPQ), Sarmiento (CAN), Erviti (MOV), Lindeman (VCD), Bookwalter (BMC), Damuseau (ARG), De La Cruz and Huzarski (TNE) have an advantage of 2.30 over the bunch led by Movistar and Garmin-Sharp.
13:37Damuseau will keep the polka dot jerseyThomas Damuseau (ARG) will keep the polka dot jersey after today's stage, as he's got 25 points more than David Veilleux (EUC) who is virtually second in the KOM classification. The last climb of the day, the montée de Valmorel, is in the HC category and allocates 20 points to the winner.
13:31Result of KOM at côte de la Croix

Result of KOM at côte de la Croix, cat. 4, km 111:

1. Thomas Damuseau (ARG), 3 points

2. Bartosz Huzarski (TNE), 2

3. David De La Cruz (TNE), 1

13:06Result of hot spot sprint

Result of hot spot sprint at La Bâthie, km 107.5:

1. Frantisek Rabon (OPQ), 5 points

2. Matthew Busche (RLT), 3

3. Thomas Damuseau (ARG), 1

Peloton at 2.55

13:0541.7km/h averageThe distance covered in the second hour of racing is exactly the same as the first one: 41.7km.
12:51The peloton in one laneWith 51km to go, the peloton is racing in one single lane with two Katusha riders, Mikhaïl Ignatiev and Timofey Kristkiy, pacing in front of the Garmin-Sharp team.
12:50Katusha is closing the gapThe time gap at col du Frêne is down to 4.20. The chase by Katusha is efficient!
12:46Isn't Sarmiento chasing points this time?Colombian climber José Sarmiento (CAN) was the King of the Mountains at the Dauphiné last year, but he doesn't seem to compete for the polka dot jersey today. He might opt for saving energy in search of a stage win instead...
12:44Result of KOM at col du Frêne

Result of KOM at col du Frêne, cat. 4, km 67:

1. Thomas Damuseau (ARG), 3 points

2. Frantisek Rabon (OPQ), 2

3. Bartosz Huzarski (TNE), 1

12:41Katusha shows motivationKatusha has taken over from Garmin-Sharp at the command of the peloton. It means they have some ambition for winning the stage. Their superstar Joaquim Rodriguez said that he's mostly at the Dauphiné for training, so it might be for Flèche wallone winner Dani Moreno who did well in the time trial yesterday: 17th. Last year, he won two stages at the Dauphiné but he was coming from the Giro d'Italia. This time around, he resumes racing.
12:3541.7km in the first hourThe breakaway group has covered 41.7km in the first hour of racing.
12:29Correction: Gavazzi is the virtual leaderThe highest ranked rider on GC is in fact Francesco Gavazzi (AST), 44th at 3.26.
12:28Time gap on the upThe advantage of the 15 escapees is increasing a bit: 5.15 at km 58.
12:06Teklehaimanot is the virtual leaderThe highest ranked rider of the breakaway is Daniel Teklehaimanot (OGE), 41st at 3.18. It means that the Eritrean virtually leads the overall classification now. The Dauphiné is his first race of the year. He had troubles getting his visa to Europe. "He arrived only two weeks before the Dauphiné", his directeur sportif Matt Wilson told letour.fr. "But he was in a very good shape. He has kept fit without racing. It's encouraging."
12:05Time gap: 4.45At km 41, the time gap is 4.45. The Garmin-Sharp team of race leader Rohan Dennis is setting the pace at the head of the peloton.
11:57Rohan Dennis?? girlfriend is also a pro cyclist

Rohan Dennis made many people happy as he took the yellow-blue jersey of the Dauphiné. That includes his girlfriend who twitted that she doesn't have to buy the mufusa (yellow lion) she wanted to get from a Disney shop. Melissa Hoskins is also a famous professional cyclist, riding for Orica-AIS. She won the Tour of Chongming Island in China last year. At the London Olympics, Rohan and Melissa both competed for Australia in the team pursuit. The boys got the silver medal while the girls...

11:40Time gap not changingThe time gap is stabilized at 4.25.
11:39Peloton at 4.15The peloton is timed 4.15 behind the 15 breakaway riders at the côte de Trévignin, km 25.5.
11:27Result of KOM at km 25.5

Result of KOM at côte de Trévignin, cat. 3, km 25.5:

1. Thomas Damuseau (ARG), 4 points

2. José Sarmiento (CAN), 3

3. Tom-Jelte Slagter (BLA), 2

4. Bartosz Huzarski (TNE), 1

11:25Regrouping at the frontThe fifteen attackers have formed only one group while the peloton is situated 3.15 behind at km 18.
11:24Sky also leads the teams classification

Unsurprisingly, Sky Procycling also leads the teams classification after the time trial. But Omega Pharma-Quick Step isn't far, at 9 seconds, while Movistar follows with a deficit of 3.26.

11:24Four riders from Sky in the top 6

The big winners of the time trial are Team Sky. The British outfit has now four riders in the top 6 overall: Chris Froome, 2nd at 5 seconds, Edvald Boasson Hagen, 4th at 32 seconds, Richie Porte, 5th at 33 seconds, and Geraint Thomas, 6th at 55 seconds. It gives directeur sportif Nicolas Portal a lot of tactical opportunities, especially because they don't have to handle the responsibilities of wearing the yellow jersey.

11:20Jersey wearers

Rohan Dennis (GRS) is in yellow-blue for the first time in his career. After the time trial at Parc des Oiseaux, he's on top of the general classification with an advantage of 5 seconds over Chris Froome (SKY). He also leads the best young rider competition over Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ) who is third on GC at 26 seconds and wears the white jersey today. The time trial had no incidence over the green and polka dot jerseys, still worn by Gianni Meersman (OPQ) and Thomas Damuseau (ARG)...

11:13Breakaway groupThe 12 leaders are: Wellens (LTB), Gavazzi (AST), Slagter (BLA), Busche (RLT), Teklehaimanot (OGE), Bilbao (EUS), Reza (EUC), Rabon (OPQ), Sarmiento (CAN), Erviti (MOV), Lindeman (VCD), Huzarski (TNE). The three chasers are: Bookwalter (BMC), Damuseau (ARG), De La Cruz (TNE). Peloton at 2.30.
11:10Km 10: 1.30 difference12 riders at the front at km 10 with 1.30 over the peloton.
11:0911 riders at the frontA group of 11 riders have gathered at the front, followed at 7 seconds by a group of four riders including Damuseau.
11:06Wellens in commandTim Wellens (LTB) is alone at the front, chased down by four riders. Damuseau is in between. Peloton at 55 seconds.
11:05Eight riders on the moveEight riders have gone clear at km 2. King of the Mountains Thomas Damuseau (ARG) tries to bridge the gap.
10:51The race is onThe start proper has been given at 11.00. Riders are now racing on the same road as in the coming stage 20 of the Tour de France (Annecy-Semnoz).
10:49Nice conditions near the lakeAt the start in Grésy-les-Bains, it's nice and sunny. As they're cruising in the neutral zone, the temperature is 16.5°C.
10:48171 riders at the start171 riders have signed the starting sheet. One non-starter: Lieuwe Westra (VCD).
10:44Climbs of the day

The Criterium du Dauphiné is back in the heart of the Alps with a start in Grésy-sur-Aix near Aix-les-Bains and an uphill stage finish in Valmorel in the Savoy. Four climbs are on the menu:
- Km 25.5: côte de Trévignin (cat. 3), 4.4km at 6.6%
- Km 67: col du Frêne (cat. 4), 1.9km at 6%
- Km 111: côte de la Croix (cat. 4), 2.3km at 4.1%
- Km 139: montée de Valmorel (cat. HC), 12.7km at 7%

10:25Welcome to stage 5Welcome to the live coverage of stage 5 from Grésy-sur-Aix to Valmorel.

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