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British Tour de France hopeful Adam Yates pulled out of the Criterium du Dauphine sick when still in with a great chance of victory.
Top Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin pulled out of the Criterium du Dauphine so as not to aggravate a knee injury ahead of July's Tour de France.
Wout van Aert won a second successive stage of the Criterium du Dauphine with victory on day five as Britain's Adam Yates remained in the leader's yellow jersey.
Chris Froome was taken to hospital on Wednesday after falling on a training run for the Criterium du Dauphine.
Edvald Boasson Hagen has won a sprint in a reduced peloton of the chief race contenders after a short but challenging opening stage of the Criterium du Dauphine.
Sky dominated the team time trial on the third stage of the Dauphine du Criterium, rolling at a record average of 57km/h.
Daryl Impey of the Australian Mitchelton team punched the air in victory after unexpectedly dominating a bunch sprint at the Criterium du Dauphine.
Australian Richie Porte of the BMC team has turned the screws on Chris Froome in the seventh stage of the Criterium du Dauphine won by Peter Kennaugh.
German youngster Phil Bauhaus won a bunch sprint ahead of stunned French duo Arnaud Demare and Bryan Coquard in the fifth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine.
Young Dutchman Koen Bouwman emerged from a six-man breakaway to win the184km third stage of the Criterium du Dauphine.
Dutch climb specialist Wout Poels of Team Ineos won the mountainous penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, which was raced in a massive downpour.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe powered to victory in the sixth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, edging out Gregor Muehlberger in a photo finish.
British rider Adam Yates moved in to the overall lead at the Criterium du Dauphine as Chris Froome was seriously injured in a practice run before time trial stage.
Irish speed king Sam Bennett left rivals reeling, timing his mass bunch sprint effort to perfection to win the third stage of the Criterium du Dauphine.
Julian Alaphilippe was the winner on the day while Gianni Moscon became the new overall leader of the race after the fourth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine.
South African Daryl Impey took the yellow jersey off Michal Kwiatkowski as Pascal Ackermann won the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine.
Jakob Fuglsang outshone defending champion Chris Froome and Richie Porte to win the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine to claim overall victory.
Australian Richie Porte took the race leader's yellow jersey of the Criterium du Dauphine after the sixth stage won by Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang.
Australia's Richie Porte of BMC romped to victory over a 23.5km individual time-trial at the Criterium du Dauphine, leaving key rivals counting lost seconds.
Young Dutchman Koen Bouwman was incredulous after emerging from a six-man breakaway to win the184km third stage of the Criterium du Dauphine.
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