Critérium du Dauphiné 2017: The Route

Criterium du Dauphine 2016The 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné is played from Sunday, 4 June to Sunday, 11 June. One individual time trial, three chances for fastmen, one hilly leg, and three mountain stages - voilà, Cyclingstage.com brings you the full route of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

The race sets off with a stage Saint Etienne-Saint Etienne on a route that takes in eight climbs – the last one is crested with 6.5 kilometres left. The 2nd, 3rd and 5th stage will give the fast men chances to shine, albeit stage 5 is rather hilly.

The 4th stage brings an individual time trial of 23.5 kilometres on rolling roads.

The 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné is set to conclude with a tough 3-day finale in the Alps. Stage 6 is a test for the upcoming July showdown as the last 50 kilometres are a copy of stage 9 in the Tour de France. After tackling the steep Mont du Chat, a 8.7 kilometres climb at 10.3%, the finale is downhill.

Another finale to look forward to is when stage 7 travels over Col de Sarenne to a novel approach to Alpe d’Huez. The Sarenne is 15.3 kilometres at 6.9% before a rolling section runs to a final run up to Alpe d’Huez. So the 21 hairpins are left alone.

The last leg travels from Albertville to Plateau de Solaison on a route that is short (115 kilometres) but explosive (more than 4,000 vertical metres). The route takes in three intermediate climbs before the final toil up to Plateau de Solaison – 11.3 kilometres at 9.2%.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2017: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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