MaxCycling 2012 Awards
2012 has been such an incredible year in cycling, not just in Great Britain but Worldwide
Eight Moments That Changed Cycling
MaxCycling takes a look at eight moments that changed professional cycling
Despite being one of the favorites to claim the Yellow jersey at the year’s Tour de France Sky team’s Chris Froome believes he is still the underdog .
Victory in Friday’s main mountain stage and again in Sunday’s final time trial gained Portuguese cyclist Rui Costa from Movistar team the outright win for a second year running in the Tour de Suisse.
Former world road racing champion Mark Cavendish and Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead will lead the fields announced for the British National Road Race Championships in Scotland form June 20 til June 23 .
British cyclist Chris Froome proved why he is a front runner for this year's Tour de France race on Sunday when he won the Criterium du Dauphine, the traditional warm up before the world’s most famous cycle race .
Froome and Porte attack at 4:50:
Chris Froome won the Critiérium du Dauphiné - Team Sky's third successive win after Bradley Wiggins won in 2011 and 2012.
The Team Sky rider had entered the last stage with a 51 second lead over team mate Richie Porte, and despite the hilly parcours was always unlikely to have given up the lead. He is now odds-on favourite to win the Tour de France.
Samuel Sanchex (Euskaltel-Euskadi) out-sprinted Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) to win the penultimate stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné on Saturday.
The Spaniard attacked approaching the summit of the 16km Col du Noyer, with the Dane hot on his wheel, opening up a 20 second gap on the main group.
Going in to the final 200m the Dane looked to have the edge, but it was Sanchez who dug deepest to bag the win. Richie Porte (Team Sky) came in third, 15 seconds behind.
Chris Froome retains the lead with 1 stage to go. Richie Porte is second overall and Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) is third at 1.37.
Sammy Sanchez does his thing up the Col du Noyer:
Chris Froome may have retained the Yellow jersey in the Critérium du Dauphiné but Europcar's Thomas Voeckler won a sprint finish in Friday's stage six of the race.
A great cycling film:
Winner, audience award - VeloBerlin Film Festival, 2013
Winner, audience award, best adventure sports film - Durango Film Fest 2013
Winner, best canadian or international film - Dawson City Intern. Film Fest. 2013
Winner, honor. mention - Disposable Film Fest. 2013, San Francisco
Winner, audience award - Sisački eko film festival 2013, Croatia
Winner, jury - Boston Bike Film Festival 2012
Winner, Golden Helmet Award - Filmed by Bike. 2013
Winner, best short film - Francophone Film Fest. of Kalamazoo, 2012
Winner, audience award - Bike Reel Film Festival 2012
Winner, audience award - NDG Off The Wall 2012, Montréal
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Marco Pinotti crams 9 water bottles about his person during stage 3:
Tony Martin won the fourth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Wednesday, ahead of second placed Rohan Dennis while Chris Froome placed third.
Elia Viviani claimed his first victory of the season on the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Monday.
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