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Andrew Talansky wins Criterium

Updated: June 15, 2014, 11:57 AM ET
Associated Press

COURCHEVEL, France -- American rider Andrew Talansky was the surprise winner of the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday as he held off two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador after a gripping finale on the eighth stage.

The 25-year-old Talansky was in tears after it was confirmed he had won the race, when Contador crossed the line more than a minute after him.

"You put your whole life into something," Talansky said. "The sacrifices, the training, there are times you crash or ...

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