The 69th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné will be held from Sunday the 4th of June to Sunday the 11th of June. The race – dating back to 1947 – takes place in the Dauphiné region in southeastern France. Billed as one the last big showdowns before La Grande Boucle, the Critérium du Dauphiné sometimes includes climbs or time trials from the upcoming Tour. (Slideshow route/profile)
Rumour has it the penultimate stage of the 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné will have a summit finish in Alpe d’Huez. A confirmed fact is that the race will leave with a stage Saint Etienne-Saint Etienne, while the 2nd stage starts in Saint-Chamond.
Chris Froome is title holder. In 2016, he shared the podium Romain Bardet and Daniel Martin. The Briton was successful in 2015, too. On both occasions he took La Grande Boucle afterwards.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2017 stages:
|1||Su 4-6||Saint Étienne – Saint Étienne||170 km|
|2||Mo 5-6||Saint Chamond – ?|
|7||Sa 10-6||? – Alpe d’Huez|
Critérium du Dauphiné 2017: Videos, images, and Tweets
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Saint Étienne at Google Maps
Videos Critérium du Dauphiné
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