Criterium de Dauphine Report, Stage 5
Friday after racing to victory in the fifth stage. Froome took the leader’s jersey from his great rival Alberto Contador, who could only come home fifth in the mountain finish of Vaujany and was left 27
seconds adrift overall.
“It’s a great feeling to have the yellow jersey,” said Froome. “It’s a good sensation but there’s a lot of time to go between now and the Tour de France.” Despite his advantage, Froome refused to write off Contador. “He was probably not so well today although I didn’t expect such a big difference on such a short climb,” said the Briton. “But I have raced against him many times before and he will never give up. We will see what happens tomorrow.”
1. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY), 3hrs 32min 20sec, 2. Richie Porte (AUS/BMC) at 1sec, 3. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI) at 19, 4. Dan Martin (IRL/ETI) at 19, 5. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) at 21, 6. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) at 25, 7. Pierre Rolland (FRA/CAN) at 27, 8. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) at 27, 9. Louis Meintjes (RSA/LAM) at 27, 10. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/ETI) at 27.
1. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 21hrs 24 mins 59 sec, 2. Richie Porte (AUS/BMC) at 7sec, 3. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) at 27sec, 4. Daniel Martin (IRL/ETI) at 37sec, 5. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/ETI) at 42sec, 6. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI) at 52sec, 7. Diego Rosa (ITA/AST) at 1:08, 8. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) at 1:16, 9. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) at 1:21, 10. Louis Meintjes (RSA/LAM) at 1:27.