Critérium du Dauphiné 2015 Stage 8: Brilliant Froome takes stage and overall

Chris FroomeThe closing stage of the Dauphiné is 16i1kilometres and in the final quarter it is all uphill. At the steept section of the closing climb Froome attacks and tortures Van Garderen. The American gives it alle he has got, but is is not enough and Chris Froome wins both the stage and the overall. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results stage 8 Critérium du Dauphiné

1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.18
3. Rui Costa (por) + 0.18
4. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
5. Joaquim Rodriguez (spa) + 0.28
6. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
7. Daniel Martin (irl) + 0.31
8. Wouter Poels (nld) + 0.44
9. Pierre Rolland (fra) s.t.
10. Beñat Intxausti (spa) s.t.

15. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 1.35
16. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
17. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 1.40

GC after stage 8
1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. Tejay van Garderen (vS) + 0.10
3. Rui Costa (por) + 1.16
4. Beñat Intxausti (spa) + 1.21
5. Simon Yates (gbr) + 1.33
6. Romain Bardet (fra) + 2.05
7. Daniel Martin (irl) + 2.52
8. Joaquim Rodriguez (spa) + 3.06
9. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 3.12
10. Andrew Talansky (usa) + 4.17

12. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 4.32

Race report
Wilco Kelderman initiates the break and he is accompanied by Albert Timmer, Gorka Izagirre, Bruno Pires, Perrig Quémeneur, Romain Sicard, Stephen Cummings, Tony Martin, Cyril Gautier, Gatis Smukulis, Bart De Clercq, Julien Simon and Lars Boom. Sky takes control in the pack and keeps the break at 2 to 3 minutes.

In the descent of Saint-Georges-d’Hurtières Martin. He is the first to crest Lacets de Montvernier with a 4 minutes advantage, while Kelderman at al is at 1´30`.

With 15 km´s left all escapees are reeled in, except for Cummings who now soloes upfront. When Nibali sets the pace on the closing climb one rider after the other rider is dropped. Cummings still enjoys a 1 minute lead.

This is today´s route.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2015 stage 8: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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