In edition 2013 the ramp of the ITT in the Dauphiné was located in Villars-les-Dombes. Back then it was Tony Martin outperforming the pack, with Rohan Dennis second and GC winner Chris Froome third.
The route opens with a 2nd category climb up Col du Chat, while halfway the tougher and longer Col de Cuvéry lays waiting, a 8.7 kilometres climb at 6.7%. Once atop the route continues for a few hundred metres to Plateau de Retord and then comes the drop. The last 50 kilometres are flat, so it could be for the sprinters today.
Last year, the only sprint stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné turned out to be a Nikias Arndt party.
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Critérium du Dauphiné 2015 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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Final kilometres stage 2
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