Saturday June 14th, 2014

Stage 7Ville-la-Grand / Finhaut-Emosson

Start 12h05 (Local time)

Key moments

Stage summary14.06.2014Thrilling finale awards Westra and Contador for their panache

While a Russian duo formed of Egor Silin and Yuriy Trofimov looked like being on their way to another triumph for Katusha, Lieuwe Westra took his revenge twenty-four hours after missing out on the stage win against Jan Bakelants in Poisy. The Dutchman imposed himself in the queen stage at Finhaut-Emosson but the most spectacular action occurred behind him when Alberto Contador attacked with two kilometers to go to dethrone Chris Froome and take the yellow jersey for eight seconds with one...

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interview14.06.2014Alberto Contador: "Beyond expectations"

“The truth is that I knew little about the final climb but I was told that the last five kilometers were very hard. I was well escorted by five of my team-mates. At 2km to go, I was close to my limit but I tried my luck with attacking. It's an incredible surprise that I managed to take the yellow jersey. This is an incredible race. It has gone beyond my expectations so far but the Dauphiné is not over yet. Tomorrow it's a complicated stage with an uphill finish. Team Sky is very strong....

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interview14.06.2014Lieuwe Westra: "It's crazy"

“It's great! I was obviously in good shape in the past few days, going into all those breaks. At the beginning of the stage, I was thinking of taking a rest day for once but I had good legs, so I went for a breakaway again. I didn't feel good in all the climbs but in the last one, I went at my own pace and I passed the two Russians with 200 metres to go. It's crazy.”

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Sporting stakes13.06.2014A serious test in the big mountains

This is the queen stage of the 66th Critérium du Dauphiné! Five serious climbs are on the menu, including the last two, located in Switerland, and ranked hors-category. All riders aren't familiar with the col de la Forclaz and Finhaut-Emosson but they'll face steep sections where the pure climbers will be able to test themselves before the Tour de France. Small gears are highly recommended! The day after crashing with ten kilometers to go into stage 6, Chris Froome won't bluff. He expects...

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