Criterium de Dauphine
Stage 8: Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Modane Valfrejus - Stage Details

22-year-old Simon Yates has put in an incredible ride on the final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné to finish second and secure fifth overall and best young rider.

Yates remained close on the wheel of white jersey threat Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) as an elite group of less than ten riders remained to contest the final climb.

The British climber then made a move to distance him and go on to finish 18seconds behind solo winner Chris Froome (Team Sky) who also claimed the overall title.

“Had I been promised to finish fifth overall at the start of the week, I would have signed for it,” Yates said.

Read the full final report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 3:59:27
2 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:18
3 Rui Costa (POR) - Lampre-Merida 0:00:18
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:18
5 Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:00:28
6 Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:28
7 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:31
8 Wouter Poels (NED) - Team Sky 0:00:44
9 Pierre Rolland (FRA) - Team Europcar 0:00:44
10 Benat Intxausti (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:44
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:18
27 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:13
39 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:09
53 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:09
75 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:11:08
84 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:01
119 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:20
120 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:20