Dan Martin (Team UAE Emirates) won stage 5 of the Criterium du Dauphine ahead of Geraint Thomas, who pulled on the overall leaders jersey, and Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) finished 3rd. Stage 5 of the Criterium du Dauphine was a only short 130km stage but with a proper sting in the tail as the race finished up the 12.7km climb to Valmorel. Another brisk start saw 9 riders go in the break of the day, later becoming 8 as Dario Cataldo (Astana) dropped back to the main group after gaining a few KOM points. As the peloton held the gap between 2 and 3 minutes, our.

The Tour de Suisse gets underway in Frauenfeld on Saturday with the race itself presenting one of the final opportunities for riders to stake their selection claims for July’s Tour de France. A strong field has assembled across the peloton for the nine-stage national tour of Switzerland that concludes as it starts, with a time trial. After the opening team 18km time trial in Frauenfeld, the race travels westwards for two stages to Gansingen, one tipped for the Classics specialists. From there it’s four tough climbing stages with a summit finish at Arosa (170km) in stage seven, among the highlights. The final two stages are.