Thursday June 12th, 2014

Stage 5Sisteron / La Mure

Start 09h45 (Local time)

Key moments

Stage summary12.06.2014Spilak under the spotlight, Froome under pressure

Twenty-four hours after Yuriy Trofimov in Gap, another Katusha rider claimed a valuable solo victory at the Dauphiné as Simon Spilak was the only man to survive a long-lasting breakaway that kept Chris Froome under pressure. In the last thirty kilometers, Alberto Contador put the yellow jersey wearer in difficulty and the fight for the white jersey brought Wilco Kelderman closer on GC at only twelve seconds in the same time as Contador. What a spectacle!

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interview12.06.2014Wilco Kelderman: «It's possible to attack Froome and Contador»

“At the end of the day, it's an excellent stage for me. But sometimes it's been very difficult too. When Team Sky accelerated to chase Contador down, it was hard to keep up. In the downhills, it was very tense too. In the finale, everyone was riding strongly but I've seen Adam Yates attacking so I followed him and we kept a bit of an advantage. It means it's possible to attack Froome and Contador, providing that a situation is favourable. I'm not sure if it'll be the case again by the end...

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interview12.06.2014Chris Froome: "It turned out to being very hard"

“Sometimes, days don't look so hard on paper and turn out to being very hard. That's what happened today when Contador went up the road and put us under pressure. But I asked my team-mates to stay calm. They have done such a massive job today! All of them did well and Richie Porte stepped up really well today. Personally I'm feeling pretty good on the bike. I'm tired after the race but everyone is today. We also had to chase Kelderman at the end because anyone up there on GC is a rival to...

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interview12.06.2014Simon Spilak: "It's an incredible week for Katusha"

“It's been a really hard stage with the heat and I don't like the heat at all. Only with 500 metres to go I've believed I could win the stage. Actually I looked back at the 1km sign and I didn't see anyone behind me. The chasing group was one minute behind but I wasn't sure. When I attacked in the first climb, I was far from thinking that I'd win the stage. Initially, I only followed the attacks. This is an incredible week for Team Katusha after Yuriy Trofimov's win yesterday. It's more...

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Sporting stakes11.06.2014On the path of Napoleon...

Starting in Sisteron, the peloton of the 66th Critérium du Dauphiné will have a taste of the Tour de France passing through Tallard where stage 15 of the Grande Boucle will kick off next month. For the second time in two days, but on another versant, they'll climb to the col de Manse where Kevin Reza (Europcar) will start the defense of his polka dot jersey in the first of the six categorized climbs of the day, equally divided in second and third category. The terrain is favorable for an...

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