Critérium du Dauphiné
Stage 7: Ville-la-Grand - Finhaut-Émosson (CH) - Stage Details

It was another day of high drama at the Critérium du Dauphiné with Lieuwe Westra (Astana) putting in a late surge to overtake Katusha teammates Yury Trofimov and Egor Silin just ahead of the line atop Montee de Finhaut-Emosson. Whilst the podium came from the early break, the next five spots were hard-fought amongst the overall contenders. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) launched an attack in the final two kilometres to cross the finish line in fourth place 20” ahead of Chris Froome (Team Sky). The Spaniard moves into the yellow with one day left to race.

In his first test in the high mountains, Adam Yates fought valiantly to maintain contact with what was left of the yellow jersey group over the two hors categorie climbs that made up the finale. Falling off the pace only in the final eight kilometres, Yates rounds out the top ten, 2’52 behind the new race leader, following stage seven.

"Adam said he felt average all day today, and he didn’t feel like he did a good ride. He feels a bit disappointed with his performance. From the team’s perspective, we don’t share his sentiment. We’re quite proud of what Adam has done all week, and I think he put in a really good ride today as a neo-pro on the queen stage of his first Dauphiné. He’s still holding onto a top ten position, which is great for him." - Sport Director Matt Wilson

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) - Astana Pro Team 4:32:51
2 Yury Trofimov (Rus) - Team Katusha 0:00:07
3 Egor Silin (Rus) - Team Katusha 0:00:16
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) - Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:33
5 Andrew Talansky (USA) - Garmin-Sharp 0:01:51
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) - Garmin-Sharp 0:01:53
7 Christopher Froome (GBr) - Team Sky ST
8 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) - Astana Pro Team 0:02:11
9 Romain Bardet (Fra) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:16
10 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) - IAM Cycling 0:02:19
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
18 Adam Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:13
64 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:59
105 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:33:45
110 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
113 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
115 Damien Howson (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
132 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
133 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST