The classic dress rehearsal for Tour de France hopefuls delivered some breathless moments of excitement. Unexpected breakaway victories as the sprinter teams miscalculated the catch. Descents so fast and technical they made your eyes water just watching. But nothing compares to the 115km of sheer chaos attacking on the final stage that saw Jakob Fuglsang overturn Richie Porte’s lead to claim his first WorldTour title, and a first Dauphine for Denmark.
We had DRAMA at a Dauphine finale where every single second counted. A fiercely contested criterium on the last stage of the Women’s Tour. While over in Switzerland things got messy on a gruelling day of circuits.