Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) takes stunning Dauphine win after dramatic final stage

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) takes stunning Dauphine win after dramatic final stage

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) has claimed the 2017 Criterium du Dauphine after winning a dramatic eighth and final stage to Plateau de Solaison.

Fuglsang went into the stage in third place, but he managed to overhaul his rivals on a gruelling mountain ride, 115km long over three cols (Saisies, Aravis, Colombiere) before a final climb to the finish line at the Plateau de Solaison, high in the Alps.

The 32-year-old Dane soloed to the stage win, finishing 12sec ahead of Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors). Crucially, overnight leader Porte was 1min 15sec off the pace and Froome, who started the ride in second, a further 21sec adrift.

Criterium Du Dauphine final general classification:

1 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

29:05:54

2 Richie Porte (BMC)

+10”

3 Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)

+01’32”

4 Christopher Froome (Team Sky)

+01’33”

5 Fabio Aru (Astana)

+01’37”

6 Romain Bardet (AG2R)

+02’04”

7 Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+02’32”

8 Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)

+03’12”

9 Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

+04’08”

10 Rafael Valls (Lotto Soudal)

+04’40”

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