Cycling fans know the season is drawing to a close when the WorldTour packs its bags for a weekend in Canada, though the Laurentian Classics’ challenging parcours ensure that the riders aren’t able to start winding down for the off-season yet. The Canadian double-header opens with a race around Québec City on Friday, before the riders take a 250km drive south-west for Sunday’s dash around Montréal. Continue reading
Chris Froome‘s commanding victory at the Criterium du Dauphine confirmed his status as the favourite for next month’s Tour de France. It was Sky’s third win in successive years and their second one-two as Richie Porte took the runner-up spot. They also won the best team award. After a final stage shake-up on general classification, Daniel Moreno rounded out the podium.