Talansky steals Dauphine victory

American Andrew Talansky claimed the Criterium du Dauphine title yesterday on a truly epic final stage of the race.

Overnight leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), went into yesterday’s final 131.5km stage from Megeve to Courchevel with an eight-second lead over Sky’s Chris Froome, 39 seconds ahead of Talansky.

However, it was the Garmin-Sharp rider who would claim the final yellow jersey after keeping in with the leading pack despite the best efforts of Contador (who finished second) to reel them in.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Philip Deignan (Team Sky) went close to winning the Tour de Suisse second stage but had to settle for second as Cam Meyer (Orica GreenEdge) beat him in the sprint.

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