17. The Dauphiné concludes
June 16 | In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie discuss the conclusion of the Criterium du Dauphiné.
The race was won by Chris Froome – for the third time in his career – proving that the Team Sky leader is in good shape for the Tour de France.
But there were a number of talking points – the form and verve of Romain Bardet, who looked out of contention after crashing into a team-mate early in the race but attempted to pull of a coup on the penultimate day. And what of Alberto Contador, who looked so good in the opening time trial but was found wanting when the pressure was on in the big mountains?
The podcast team also discuss the early stages of the Tour de Suisse, the news that the blood bags seized as part of the Operacion Puerto doping investigation will be passed on to the sports authorities and the latest rumours of motorised cheating in the peloton.
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