Critérium du Dauphiné - Race Overview

The stage win eldued them, but they went down fighting. Michael Matthews sprinted to second place on the third stage of the Critérum du Dauphiné. His teammates chased results from the break. Daniel Teklehaimanot, Fumy Beppu and Travis Meyer represented ORICA-GreenEDGE in early moves that animated the finales on four stages of the Dauphiné. Wesley Sulzberger made the most of his consistent from to finish in 26th overall, 26'40 behind race winner Chris Froome (Sky). 

"We’re very, very happy with the way things went this week. As we’ve said all along, we didn’t come to the Dauphiné with any climbing specialists. We’re a team of opportunists, and we saw our riders go after opportunities all week. Of course, it’s a little disappointing not to come away with a stage win. Everyone had a shot this week. We were close on stage three with Michael Matthews in the sprint, and Trav wasn’t the only in the breaks. Dan went up the road, and Fumy did, too. Wes wrapped things up in 26th overall. It was a positive week of racing for the entire team." - Sport Director Matt Wilson

 

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) - Sky Procycling 29:28:46
2 Richie Porte (Aus) - Sky Procycling 0:00:58
3 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) - Katusha 0:02:12
4 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) - Astana Pro Team 0:02:18
5 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:20
6 Michael Rogers (Aus) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:03:08
7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) - Movistar Team 0:03:12
8 Rohan Dennis (Aus) - Garmin-Sharp 0:03:24
9 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) - Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:25
10 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:27
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
26 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:26:40
74 Travis Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:08:57
80 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:13:50
107 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:46:28