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Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) sealed the general title on the Critérium du Dauphiné as Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) gained the ultimate stage above Grenoble.
Ciccone attacked from the breakaway on the penultimate climb of Col de Porte earlier than soloing down into Grenoble after which heading off Vingegaard on the ultra-steep closing climb as much as the Bastille Fortress that overlooks the town.
Vingegaard himself responded to efforts from Adam Yates (UAE Workforce Emirates) on the ultimate two climbs earlier than easing clear within the closing kilometre in one other disarming show of dominance. As he rode away from an already-small GC group, it appeared like he would possibly catch Ciccone to seal his total title with a 3rd stage win.
However Ciccone held agency on the double-digit gradients, shedding his sun shades which might be normally tossed to the gang each time he wins, however nonetheless celebrating in model as he bounced again from having to overlook the Giro d’Italia by means of COVID-19.
“I had 10 days off the bike, my situation wasn’t 100% so began right here with the Tour de France within the head however noticed this week my situation getting higher and higher, so I am actually joyful to shut this week with a victory,” Ciccone mentioned.
“The final 500 metres have been actually lengthy, however with all of the folks there, it was very nice. I appeared behind and noticed I used to be nonetheless in entrance with some hole, so I simply went straight. I am actually joyful.”
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