Dauphiné: Froome in control as Contador shows resilience

A victorious display on the second stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné from Chris Froome ensured that the Team Sky leader extended his lead over Tinkoff-Saxo's Alberto Contador to 12 seconds. The British rider attacked several times on the final climb of the Col du Béal, and showed some of his best form to date this year, however, he was unable to drop his Spanish rival. He was able to hold him off on the line and take back-to-back stages wins but it was a mixed day for Froome and his team.

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