Criterium du Dauphine 2016 Stage 6: La Rochette - Méribel,141km

The previous day will have provided an indication as to who would not feature at the top of the GC but stage 6 is clearly where the race can be won with the Col de Champ-Laurent, Col du Grand Cucheron, Col de la Madeleine, Montée des Frasses and the final first category ascent to Meribel all sandwiched into 141 kilometres of racing. The final climb, 12.3 kilometres in length suits a Team Sky tactic of control and containment, with a steady 6-8 per cent for the majority of the ascent.

There's a sting in the tail just before the line with a section just over 10 per cent but the majority of the damage will have already been inflicted.

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