Chris Froome puts rivals under pressure in Criterium du Dauphine

Chris Froome praises the performance of his Sky team-mates at the Dauphine, where he won stage two on Monday

Chris Froome, Criterium du Dauphine 2014

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Chris Froome put himself and his Sky team-mates to the test in today's Critérium du Dauphiné stage. After they left him, he went head to head with Alberto Contador and won the Col du Béal stage to protect the yellow jersey.

"They did a really big job," Froome said. "Looking at the group of guys here, I imagine a good few of them will go on to the Tour de France."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.