Bradley Wiggins keeps Dauphine lead

Updated: June 8, 2012, 1:21 PM ET
Associated Press

RUMILLY, France -- Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead of the Criterium du Dauphine by fending off a downhill attack by Cadel Evans in a mountainous fifth stage won by Frenchman Arthur Vichot in a late breakaway.

After the pack scaled three Alpine climbs, Vichot went ahead with four miles left in the 116-mile course from Saint-Trivier-sur-Moignans to Rumilly.

Vichot finished 26 seconds ahead of a seven-rider bunch led by Spain's Egoi Martinez, with the main title contenders ...

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