Froome Wins Criterium du Dauphine Libere; De Marchi Takes Last Stage

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06/9/2013| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill
Christopher Froome, Richie Porte and Daniel Moreno Fernandez on the overall podium of Criterium du Dauphine Libere 2013 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Froome Wins Criterium du Dauphine Libere; De Marchi Takes Last Stage

Chris Froome (Sky) has won the Criterium du Dauphine Libere 2013. He finished second to Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale) in the eighth and last stage of the race, a mountainous, 155.5-km ride from Sisteron to Risoul, in 4:28:09. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) finished third.

is the perfect scenario.

"It would have been great to win the stage, but we have already won two of those this week, and it just proved impossible to reel in De Marchi at the end."

Froome's victory cements his status as the favorite to win the Tour de France, which begins on June 29. It also cements Sky's status as the strongest team in the race. Will any rider or team be able to match Froome and Sky at La Grande Boucle? Check in at and find out!

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