Crit. du Dauphiné (St. 7)
Last mountain-top finish doesn’t bring any changes in the GC, won by Wiggins (SKY) as Kiryienka confirmed his 6th place in a day where Quintana took the Blue colours to the front again
The 64th Critérium du Dauphiné came to an end on Sunday with the last of three Alpine stages for a mountainous weekend on French soil. No major changes in the overall classification were seen as Briton Bradley Wiggins (SKY) took a convincing win ahead of his teammate Michael Rogers and the latter’s fellow countryman Cadel Evans (BMC). Belarusian Vasil Kiryienka (6th) was the best performer from a brilliant Movistar Team -3rd at the teams’ overall- leaving the Alps with a big joy from Nairo Quintana’s resounding victory in the Queen stage on Saturday. The young Colombian came again to the fore with an attack in the penultimate, hardest climb in the day’s programme, the Cat. 1 Col du Corbier, 22k from the finish, eventually reached by the 40-rider group that came together into the ascending final kilometer -Dani Moreno (KAT) took the uphill sprint- and made by Kiryienka and Quintana himself.