Dauphine: Froome dropped on Alpe d'Huez as Porte raises Tour de France expectations

Chris Froome (Team Sky) all but conceded victory to Richie Porte (BMC) in this year's Criterium du Dauphine after the Australian dropped him at the summit of Alpe d'Huez to extend his lead in the race with one stage to go. Froome was unable to follow when Porte, Fabio Aru and Alberto Contador lifted the pace in the closing stages of a gripping day's racing, and although the Team Sky leader only lost 23 seconds to his main rival, he now sits second overall, 1:02 off Porte's yellow jersey.

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