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Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 Live – Roglic defends yellow jersey in mountain finale

Mads Pedersen leading the peloton to the final climb of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine


7km to go and Hindley (BOH) is setting a very intense pace for Roglič as the gap up with Ciccone (LTK), who is now solo, sitting at +13″. 

Ciccone (LTK) catches Quinn (EFE) and Martin (COF) with the US nation champion, Quinn sitting up immediately. 

Now Bora-Hansgrohe have reorganised with Hindley leading Vlasov and Roglič now on the front of the GC group. 

Attack in peloton

Attack in break

Pedersen (LTK) has finished his effort as Bora-Hansgrohe did take it up. But, now it is Benoot (TVL) for Jorgenson (TVL) on the front of the bunch setting the pace. 

Onto the final climb of the Col des Glières (9.4km at 7.1%) as they head to the finish at Plateau des Glières. 

10km to go

Mads Pedersen (LTK) is motoring here. He has destroyed the gap to the break with just +58″ between the break and the chasing pack now. 

The riders don’t start the climb officially for another 7km roughtly but the race is climbing to that point already. 

20km to go

Over the top of this little kicker and the break have +1’37” with 15km until the base of the final climb, the Plateau des Glières (9.4km at 7.1%). 

A new team on the front of the peloton now. Lidl-Trek with Mads Pedersen who is working for his leader, Giulio Ciccone. 

30km to go

Ineos Grenadiers have sat up. The pace has gone out of the peloton completely as Rodríguez needed a comfort break. Gap is flying back up to above two minutes again. 

Fortunately the roads are dry for the descent. The gap now at…

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