Cycling: Wiggins set to be crowned in the Dauphiné


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The Independent Online

Bradley Wiggins will wear the race-leader's yellow jersey on the last stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, after a commanding performance from Team Sky.

The sixth stage of the race, into Morzine, was won by Moviestar's Nairo Quintana, with Cadel Evans taking second place after staging a late break. Wiggins finished fourth to extend his lead at the top of the overall standings to one minute and 20 seconds and further enhance his credentials as a Tour de France contender.

Team Sky put on a masterclass on the final climb of the day – the Col de Joux-Plane – and now have three riders in the top four.

"The Dauphiné isn't over yet but we've done the hardest part. It should be OK tomorrow but we never know. It's too early to say that I've won," said Wiggins.

"We've done particular things, we've trained as a group for a very long time: three or four guys riding uphill together like that. So it was nice to be all up there today."