Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) takes stunning Dauphine win after dramatic final stage

Fuglsang went into the stage in third place, but he managed to overhaul his rivals on a gruelling mountain ride, 115km long over three cols (Saisies, Aravis, Colombiere) before a final climb to the finish line at the Plateau de Solaison, high in the Alps.

The 32-year-old Dane soloed to the stage win, finishing 12sec ahead of Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors). Crucially, overnight leader Porte was 1min 15sec off the pace and Froome, who started the ride in second, a further 21sec adrift.

Criterium Du Dauphine final general classification:

1 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)


2 Richie Porte (BMC)


3 Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)


4 Christopher Froome (Team Sky)


5 Fabio Aru (Astana)


6 Romain Bardet (AG2R)


7 Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


8 Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)


9 Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


10 Rafael Valls (Lotto Soudal)



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