Chris Froome extends overall lead as Thibaut Pinot wins Critérium du Dauphiné stage six

Pinot fought it out for the stage win with his compatriot Romain Bardet on the queen stage of the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) extended his overall lead in the Critérium du Dauphiné on the queen stage to Méribel, as Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) took the stage win from the breakaway ahead of Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale).

The main action of the day begun on the hors categorie Col de la Madeleine which began around 50km into the stage, with a large breakaway group managing to pull away from the peloton behind.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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