Sky’s Kennaugh Breaks Away To Win Opening Dauphine Stage

Albertville, France, June 7, 2015 (AFP) - British road race champion Peter Kennaugh held off a fast-finishing group of riders to clinch the first stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné at Albertville on Sunday. The 25-year-old -- like sprint great Mark Cavendish born in the Isle of Man -- pounced 2km from the end of a 131.5km ride shortly after a long break had been reeled in after eight … [Read more...]

Andrew Talansky Beats Contador At The Dauphine

COURCHEVEL, France, June 15, 2014 (AFP) - American Andrew Talansky picked up the biggest victory of his career as he won the Criterium de Dauphine after an epic battle against Spanish double Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on Sunday. The 25-year-old Garmin rider from Miami came home fourth on the eighth and final stage behind the day's winner Mikel Nieve of Spain, but crucially … [Read more...]

Contador And Froome Head To Head At Criterium de Dauphine

LYON, April 15, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France hopefuls Alberto Contador and Chris Froome will be the two star names at the Grand Boucle's main warm-up event the Criterium de Dauphine in June, organizers said on Monday. The week-long event is often seen as a good marker for Tour form and Briton Bradley Wiggins won last year before going on to triumph in cycling's biggest race. The … [Read more...]