Criterium du Dauphiné photo gallery feat Bradley Wiggins & Cadel Evans

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Photo gallery: Criterium du Dauphiné prologue and stages one & two

While most in the United Kingdom had their feet up over the Bank Holiday weekend, there was no change in pace for the Brits in the pro peloton, with the Criterium du Dauphiné getting underway in France. Here’s all the action from the prologue and stages one and two.

A moment of contemplation for Team Sky leader Bradley Wiggins ahead of the 5.7km prologue.

Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) rolls off the start ramp in Grenoble. The Tour de France champion would finish six seconds off the pace in ninth place.

Australian Luke Durbridge (Orica-GreenEDGE) was quickest over the course.

Defending Criterium du Dauphiné champion Wiggins settled for second, one second adrift of Durbridge.

Evans signalled his intent with a attack on the final descent on stage one, with Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) and Andrey Kashechkin (Astana) joining the Australian.

Evans outsprinted Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) and Kashechkin (Astana) to claim the stage win ahead of the chasing peloton.

Wiggins moved into the overall lead, one second ahead of Evans, after Durbridge struggled on the day’s six categorised climbs.

Another lumpy stage on Tuesday saw Daniel Moreno (Katusha) triumph with an uphill sprint after the final category four climb.

Wiggins finished ninth to defend his yellow jersey, with Evans (in the green points jersey) seventh on the stage.

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