Team Sky’s Peter Kennauagh from Britain took the stage seven’s victory on the Criterium du Dauphine 2017 tour. While on the other hand, the defending champion, Chris Froome lost time on Richie Porte, the overall leader.
Kennaugh was able to take the lead by pulling away Ben Swift during the last, 3-kilometre part. He won by 13 seconds against the British rider.
The last part of the Alpe d’Huez stage brought many dynamics in different parts of the route. Richie Porte took measures to attack Froome and gain another 23 seconds leaving him again on the second place.
Today’s the final stage and it will see riders’ struggle to keep up their position in a rough mountain track with a route that ends on the summit of the Plateu de Solaison.
Kennaugh l’emporte ! / Kennaugh wins! #Dauphine pic.twitter.com/lW8Z1xa5cK
— Critérium Dauphiné (@dauphine) June 10, 2017
Stage seven final results:
- Peter Kennaugh (GB/Team Sky) -> 4hr 43min 59secs
- Ben Swift (GB/UAE Team Emirates) -> +13 secs
- Jesus Herrada (Spa/Movistar) -> +1min 11secs
- Jelle Vanendert (Bel/Lotto) -> +1min 13secs
- Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R) -> +1min 14secs
- Richie Porte (Aus/BMC Racing) -> +1min 56secs
- Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana) Same time
- Andrew Talansky (US/Cannondale) -> +2min 04secs
- Alberto Contador (Spa/Trek) Same time
- Fabio Aru (Ita/Astana) -> +2min 13secs
Overall classification before the final stage:
- Richie Porte (Aus/BMC Racing) -> 25 hr 38mins 29secs
- Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) -> +1min 02secs
- Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana) ->+1min 15secs
- Fabio Aru (Ita/Astana) -> +1min 41secs
- Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) -> +1min 43secs
- Alberto Contador (Spa/Trek) -> +1min 55secs
- Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R) -> +2min 07secs
- Daniel Martin (Ire/Quick-Step) -> +2min 31secs
- Emanuel Buchmann (Ger/BORA) -> +2min 53secs
- Andrew Talansky (US/Cannondale) -> +3min 43secs
Bardet, Fuglsang, Dan Martin partent en contre. Porte esseulé / Bardet, Fuglsang, Dan Martin in a counter attack. Porte on its own #Dauphine pic.twitter.com/SIdqDunQ8a
— Critérium Dauphiné (@dauphine) June 11, 2017