Froome Bests Contador Again in Dauphine

Froome initiated an end-of-stage battle with two accelerations near the five kilometers-to-go mark, but on both occasions, Alberto Contador was able to keep his pace, so the yellow jersey wearer slowed down and allowed the six-man group ahead to contest the stage.

Taylor Phinney Rides into Santa Barbara Alone

“Sometimes you just have a voice inside you that says go,” said Phinney. “It just got more and more painful as I went on but I knew that if I made it, it would be worth it, and it definitely, definitely was. It’s the best way to win, to win like that.”

Routley Wins Stage, Wiggins Still in Lead

The mercury and the pavement went up and down, but mostly up, as young Will Routley, King of the Mountain’s leader looked like the freshest rider in today’s long break, winning not only ALL three KOM’s, but also Stage 4’s final sprint!