Sanchez wins 7th stage of Criterium du Dauphine



SUPERDEVOLUY, France (AP) — Spanish veteran Samuel Sanchez won the seventh stage of the Criterium du Dauphine race on Saturday and British rider Chris Froome kept the yellow jersey with one stage remaining.

The 35-year-old Sanchez held off Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang to secure his 32nd career win and 97th podium place.

Sanchez finished in 5 hours, 26 minutes, 14 seconds over the mountainous 116 miles from Le Pont-de-Claix to Superdevoluy. Fuglsang had the same time and Australian rider Richie Porte was 15 seconds back in third.

Froome has a comfortable lead in the standings, 51 seconds ahead of Sky teammate Porte and 1:37 clear of Australian rider Michael Rogers, who placed ninth in the stage to move into third overall.