ORICA-SCOTT have enjoyed a last hit out in the mountains for the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine as they begin the final count down to the Tour de France.
Paris-Nice stage winner Simon Yates finished 13th on the stage to move into 13th overall, whilst fellow climbers Esteban Chaves and Roman Kreuziger also sharpened their form in an early breakaway.
“Some guys came here still with some work to do ahead of the Tour de France,” Lapage said. “That’s no a secret, we have had some injuries and guys coming back after a period of no racing.”
“It was our main objective in coming here and we can say that all of our riders have come out of the Dauphine better than they came in and that’s the most important thing."
|1||Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) - Astana Pro Team||29:05:54|
|2||Richie Porte (AUS) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:10|
|3||Daniel Martin (IRL) - Quick-Step Floors||0:01:32|
|4||Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky||0:01:33|
|5||Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||0:01:37|
|6||Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale||0:02:04|
|7||Emanuel Buchmann (GER) - Bora-Hansgrohe||0:02:32|
|8||Louis Meintjes (RSA) - UAE Team Emirates||0:03:12|
|9||Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:04:08|
|10||Rafael Valls (SPA) - Lotto Soudal||0:04:40|
|13||Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:09:02|
|26||Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:26:09|
|28||Roman Kreuziger (CZE) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:27:13|
|31||Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:30:32|
|40||Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:36:51|
|47||Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:42:58|
|72||Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-SCOTT||1:01:14|