Criterium du Dauphine Stage 6: Live updates, blog
Join us for live coverage of Stage 6 of the Criterium du Dauphine from 5:00pm AEST, with comments added throughout the stage.
After a thrilling stage five where French young gun Arthur Vichot pulled away from the successful breakaway group to steal the stage win, the fireworks are about to go off just in time for the second mountainous stage; which is stage 6.
Stage 6 is set to be an exciting and race defining stage, with the likes of Tour de France winner, Cadel Evans, Australian Michael Rogers and German superstar Tony Martin all trying to gain time on British sensation Bradley Wiggins in their quest for the yellow jersey.
Evans, Rogers and Martin will certainly have plenty of chances to attack the peloton with stage 6 comprising of six categorised climbs including an HC categorised climb that concludes only 12km from the finish.
These tough climbs in the midst of the French Alps will be a great indication to us all on the real form that General classification contenders Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans are carrying heading into the prestigious Tour de France which is now only 21 days away.
Another point of interest for this thrilling upcoming stage is Omega rider, Germany’s Tony Martin. The time trial specialist, who won the time trial at the world championships last September, is looking to make the jump to a General Classification rider at the increasingly near Tour de France and this mountainous stage should be a real test of his queried form on the climbs.
Please join in me in live blogging of what should be an exhilarating stage. All comments are welcome and live blogging will commence around 5:00pm AEST.
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