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Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead 'very sore' after race crash

Olympic silver medal-winning cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has reassured fans that she is "ok but very sore" following a crash at the first stage of the Women's Tour in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

As the 26-year-old crossed the finish line in first place, she raised her hands in a victory celebration and got caught by a spectator, sending her tumbling off her bike.

She was rushed to hospital with a suspected broken leg, but has confirmed that her injuries are less serious:

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Watch 2015 Dauphine final stage live on ITV4

Chris Froome won stage 7 with a late surge on Saturday. Credit: PA

Watch the eighth, and final, stage of cycling's prestigious Criterium du Dauphine live on ITV4 and ITV Player from 2.30pm today.

Team Sky leader Chris Froome won Saturday's stage and will want to finish strongly here ahead this summer's Tour de France (also live on ITV4).

Catch up on highlights of previous Dauphine stages on ITV Player now.

Froome wins at Dauphine to set up final day battle

Chris Froome won the penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine. Credit: PA

Britain's Chris Froome won the penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Saturday to move into second place in the race.

The Team Sky rider broke away from American Tejay van Garderen with around 1.5km to go on the final climb to win by 17 seconds.

Froome started the day one minute and 21 seconds behind Vincenzo Nibali, last year's Tour de France champion, but the Italian faded late in the race to leave his hopes in tatters.

Van Garderen now leads the Dauphine from Froome by 18 seconds going into the final stage of the race on Sunday, which ends with a summit finish.

I really couldn't be happier. The guys rode out of their skin today. I can't thank them enough.

I've got a bit to make up on Tejay still. I guess the race isn't over until it's over.

– Chris Froome

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Watch Criterium du Dauphine cycling live on ITV4

The peloton makes its way through Alpine France. Credit: Team Sky

Watch stage six of cycling's prestigious Criterium du Dauphine live on ITV4 and ITV Player at 12.30pm today. Team Sky leader Chris Froome is in contention as he looks to ride into top form before this summer's Tour de France (also live on ITV4).

You can also catch up on highlights of previous Dauphine stages on ITV Player.

Richie Porte loses ground at Giro d'Italia

A late mechanical proved costly for Team Sky's Richie Porte as Nicola Boem (Bardiani-CSF) won stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.

Porte slipped to fourth after losing 47 seconds. Credit: PA

Boem was part of the breakaway which held off the charging peloton in the finale of the 200-kilometres route from Civitanova Marche to Forli.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) enjoyed an uneventful day to retain the overall leader's pink jersey, with Porte's bid for the maglia rosa hindered by a mishap with around 5km to go.

The Australian, who began the day 22 seconds behind in third, suffered a late and costly mechanical, losing 47 seconds to the Spaniard to slip to fourth.

Porte now trails Contador by one minute nine seconds overall, with Fabio Aru (Astana) the nearest challenger, three seconds behind.

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