Criterium de Dauphine
Stage 6: Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur to Villard-de-Lans - Vercors - Stage Details

British climber Simon Yates has fought his way into the best young rider’s white jersey and fourth overall after a second consecutive impressive ride for fifth on stage six of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

The 22-year-old attacked a select chase group inside the final ten kilometres to finish one-minute 24seconds behind Rui Costa (Lampre – Merida) who won the stage ahead of three former breakaway companions.

Yates’ performance moved him into fourth overall, 35seconds behind Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) who took over the race lead with a second place today.

“What Simon did in the end there was great,” an impressed sport director Laurenzo Lagape said. “At one point earlier on the road he was going with Nibali and I called him back because it was too far.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Rui Costa (POR) - Lampre-Merida 4:29:23
2 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:05
3 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:38
4 Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:39
5 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:24
6 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:46
7 John Gadret (FRA) - Movistar Team 0:01:48
8 Tiesj Benoot (BEL) - Lotto Soudal 0:01:59
9 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 0:02:12
10 Benat Intxausti (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:02:12
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:24
25 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:23
31 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:51
33 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:32
93 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA-GreenEDGE
103 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:36:25
111 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:36:25
144 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:36:25