Final KM: Dauphine St 7, OVO Women’s Tour St 4, Tour de Suisse St 1

Hot damn but it’s a busy schedule of racing this weekend. Here’s the run down of the action from yesterday while we wait for the peloton to wind it up today.

Dauphine Stage 7: Aoste to Alpe d’Huez , 167.5km

A finish at Alpe d’Huez without negotiating 21 hairpin bends. A podium for a rider more usually seen gracing them at Milan San Remo. Yep it’s the stage the Dauphine went crazy!!!  Peter Kennaugh was released from normal Sky duties and took the stage win, closely followed by fellow Brit Ben Swift  (UAE Emirtaes) YES REALLY!!!! After the pair had ridden everyone off their wheels in the closing kilometres. Movistar’s Jesus Herrada rounded out the podium. Bedhead Bardet put in a blistering ride on the Col de la Sarenne, grabbing crucial seconds and moving into 6th on GC. Race leader Richie Porte purred into the finish with Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) putting 23secs into Chris Froome (Sky). Going into the final stage Porte holds 1:02mins on Froome, with Fuglsang at +1:15

 

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #Dauphine

OVO Energy Women’s Tour Stage 4: Chesterfield circuit, 133km

Sarah Roy gave Orica-Scott their first Womens WorldTour win on a leg breaking day for the Queen stage. The Aussie broke clear of the peloton with three other riders with 40km to go and stayed away to battle for the win. Roy surged past Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) and held Sunweb’s  Leah Kirchmann to third. Race leader Kasia Niewiadoma was put under severe pressure, but battled fiercely to hold onto the lead with a solid 1:25 from Majerus with Kirchmann at +1:36. Don’t miss the the finale in London.

And they’re off!

Full report at Race website

Race Website  Race Twitter #OVOWT

Tour de Suisse Stage 1: Cham to Cham, ITT, 6km

The other WorldTour, pre Tour de France teaser kicked off today with TT. It was short, non technical and required a full-gas violent effort. BMC’s other Aussie Rohan Dennis blistered around it 8secs faster than teammate Stefan Kung with Trek-Segafredo’s Mathias Brandle just pipping Michael Matthews (Sunweb) for third.

BMC splashing the yellow at both races…

Oh those crazy #TourdeSuisse podiums

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #TourdeSuisse

Header image: Sarah Roy  © LC/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

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2 thoughts on “Final KM: Dauphine St 7, OVO Women’s Tour St 4, Tour de Suisse St 1

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