Chris Froome (Team Sky) took a spectacular victory at the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné after attacking race leader Tejay van Garderen (BMC) on the final climb of the final stage to overturn an 18 second deficit and take his second career Dauphiné victory.

Van Garderen finished second, 10 seconds behind, while Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) rounded-off the podium over a minute back as well as taking a stage win the sixth day of racing. Britain’s Simon Yates also put in an impressive performance at the 2015 Dauphiné, finishing fifth on GC and taking home the white jersey of the best young rider after finishing ahead of young Frenchman Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale).

The Team Sky leader Froome will now head to the Tour de France with some good form in hand, while defending champion Vincenzo Nibali appeared to suffer throughout most of the week-long stage race, save for one stage which saw him relentlessly attack the main bunch.

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Where: France
When: June 7-14 2015
Rank: UCI WorldTour

Critérium du Dauphiné 2015:
Stage 1: Sun Jun 7, Ugine to Albertville, 132km Report | Watch
Stage 2: Mon Jun 8, Le Bourget-du-Lac to Villars-les-Dombes, 173km Report | Watch
Stage 3: Tue Jun 9, Roanne to Montagny, 24.5km (TTT) Report | Watch
Stage 4: Wed Jun 10, Anneyron to Sisteron, 228km Report | Watch
Stage 5: Thu Jun 11, Digne-les-Bains to Pra-Loup, 161km Report | Watch
Stage 6: Fri Jun 12, Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur to Villard-de-Lans, 183km Report | Watch
Stage 7: Sat Jun 13, Montmélian to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, 155km Report | Watch
Stage 8: Sun Jun 14, Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Modane Valfréjus, 156.5km Report | Watch