Criterium du Dauphine: Chris Froome slips to seventh but remains in touch with leaders
Elia Viviani wins second stage from Chatel to Oyonnax
Monday 03 June 2013
Chris Froome slipped to seventh place overall but stayed in touch with the leaders after the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine from Chatel to Oyonnax today.
The 28-year-old finished near the front of the peleton in the traditional Tour de France warm-up race, with the stage won by Elia Viviani in a sprint finish.
Having started the day in fifth place, Froome dropped two places but has the same time as third-placed Frenchman Tony Gallopin, one minute and 57 seconds behind leader David Veilleux of Canada.
Froome's Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas moved up to 10th place, and has the same time as Froome.
Viviani's fast finish saw off second-placed Belgian Gianni Meersman with Gallopin in third. Meersman is also in second place overall.
Regular cast member Ste Hay, played by Kieron Richardson, is about to test TV boundaries
Latest in Sport
Fernando Alonso leaves Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel confirmed as Alonso's replacement for 2015 season
Sami Khedira: Arsenal and Chelsea target signs pre-contract with Bayern Munich - reports
Daniel Sturridge injury latest: Brendan Rodgers ready to buy a striker as setback rocks Liverpool
Amir Khan exclusive: 'Manny Pacquiao has been beaten in his last few fights, beating Floyd Mayweather would be massive'
Louis van Gaal: the liberal, the enemy and... err, the poet
- 1 Lee Evans announces retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
- 2 Pirelli calendar 2015: The problem with 'plus-size' models like Candice Huffine
- 3 These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
G20 summit: Enter Putin. Accompanied by four warships. To the sound of mockery
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
David Cameron 'compares Vladimir Putin’s Russia to Nazi Germany' ahead of tense meeting
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
G20 summit: David Cameron warns Vladimir Putin that Russia's relationship with the West is at a 'fork in the road' over Ukraine
Benefits: Argyll Scott International: Argyll Scott is recruiting for a Permane...
£30000 - £50000 per annum + EXCELLENT: Austen Lloyd: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SOLI...
Benefits: Argyll Scott International: Due to further expansion, a leading inte...
£27000 - £32000 per annum + training: Langley James : Senior Technician; Promo...