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Stage summary24.03.2013 in 19:14Froome, Sky high

The final climb up to the Col de l'Ospedale promised an exciting battle between the favourites of the Criterium International, including the strong men of team Sky expected to play the leading roles. Between Richie Porte, winner of yesterday's time-trial and Chris Froome, announced as the team leader, it was finally the Brit who managed to pull away in the last five kilometres, claiming his first success on the event. Seventeen years after Chris Boardman, another rider from Great Britain claims...

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interview24.03.2013 in 19:18Richie Porte: «He just had to continue»

The deal between Chris and me this morning was: if you have good legs, you go, if I have good legs, I go. Then, when we were in the final climb, he managed to pull away slightly and nobody seemed to react, so he found himself in a situation where he had to continue.
This year, between Paris-Nice and this weekend, I've had the opportunity to show more than what I could do in the previous years but I'm not sure that my level has improved in the mountains. Usually I would spend quite some...

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interview24.03.2013 in 19:16Chris Froome: «I hadn't planned on attacking»

It was more or less what we had planned. The idea actually was to try and first control the race with the team all day long. The guys managed an incredible work and we really put the pressure on the others. Then, I hadn't really planned on attacking in the final climb but there was a gap between Richie and me, and it increased. I felt I could take off so I did.
It's a weekend that allows me to see at what point I can trust my team before the Tour de France. There were many attacks during the...

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