Sunday June 8th, 2014

Stage 1Lyon / Lyon

Start 11h45 (Local time)

Key moments

Stage summary08.06.2014Froome roars in Lyon

Chris Froome (Team Sky) showed during the second part of the inaugural time trial that he's still above his rivals as a time triallist for the big stage races. With one month to go to the start of the Tour de France, he beat arch rival Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) by eight seconds on the 10.4km course while third favourite Vincenzo Nibali took the polka dot jersey as he scored the best time at the top of the hill. The sensation of stage 1 of the 66th Critérium du Dauphiné is 21 year...

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interview08.06.2014Bob Jungels: «It's a nice surprise!»

“Of course, I've waited for long in the position of a potential winner so I'm a little bit disappointed to not keep the lead at the very end. But it's a bit of a surprise to make the top three with Chris Froome and Alberto Contador and it's a nice surprise. I felt good but I was in the unknown as this is my come-back race after a break. For now, I'm up there with the best riders on GC. I'll try to stay with them as long as I can. But I also have to be realistic. Those guys are here to gear...

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interview08.06.2014Alberto Contador: «My feeling on the bike was good»

“My time is OK! For me, the last part was hard. I knew there would be a strong head wind to finish. It made the race very hard. I didn't want to take any useless risk in the downhill as I knew that a motorbike had crashed in the morning so I feared some oil on the road. The most important for me was not to crash. My feeling on the bike was good. I'm very happy with the result.”

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interview08.06.2014Vincenzo Nibali: «The wind made it harder than I expected»

“I've done a very good race. For sure, it was more difficult than I thought. When I went to reconnoitre the course this morning, there wasn't much wind. I didn't think it would blow so strongly later so I had a big wheel at the front but I'm very happy with my ride. Those who competed earlier have had more favorable conditions so my references are the other GC favourites and I'm not far down. I know that I've trained very well and I came here with no stress, only with the aim of racing...

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Jersey wearers after the stage 8

Classifications after the stage 8

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