Fuglsang beats Porte and Froome on an epic photo finish in Dauphine stage six

Jakob Fuglsang dauphine 2017 stage 6

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) has taken the victory at the sixth stage of the Criterium Du Dauphine. The Danish rider won an epic photo finish, outsprinting Richie Porte (BMC)  and Chris Froome (Team Sky).

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Romain Bardet (AG2R) and Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors) arrived at 50 seconds from the stage winner and Contador at one minute and six seconds.

Fabio Aru, who was first atop the demanding ascent up the Mont du Chat (8.7 km at 10.3 per cent) after attacking some four km from the top, was caught in the descent by Froome, Porte and his teammate Fuglsang. The Dane narrowly beat Porte in a tight sprint.

Richie Porte leads now the General Classification, Froome is in second place at 39 seconds and Fuglsang completes the top three at one minute and fifteen seconds from the leader.

Criterium du Dauphine 2017 – stage 6 results (Parc des Oiseaux – Villars-les-Dombes):

1Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)


2Richie Porte (BMC)


3Christopher Froome (Team Sky)


4Fabio Aru (Astana)


5Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


6Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)


7Romain Bardet (AG2R)


8Oliver Naesen (AG2R)


9Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


10Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)



General classification after stage 6:

1Richie Porte (BMC)


2Christopher Froome (Team Sky)


3Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)


4Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


5Fabio Aru (Astana)


6Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


7Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)


8Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


9Romain Bardet (AG2R)


10Rafael Valls (Lotto Soudal)



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