Jonas Vingegaard sweeps into yellow with solo win on Critérium du Dauphiné stage five

Dane also paid emotional tribute to those hurt in Annecy knife attack as he takes the overall lead with an impressive stage win

Criterium du Dauphine
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Jonas Vingegaard showed that he is knocking on the door of peak condition for next month's Tour de France, as he cruised into yellow at Critérium du Dauphiné with an impressive solo win on stage five.

The Jumbo-Visma rider said he had not set out to take the race lead, it was more a case of his rivals being unable to follow.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

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