Critérium du Dauphiné 2016 Route prologue: Les Gets – Les Gets
Sunday, June 5, 2016 – The Critérium du Dauphiné begins with a tough uphill prologue. The climb up Montée du Mont Chéry is 3.9 kilometres long with an average grade at 9.7%!
At a 6.1% grade, the first kilometre is relatively, while the second kilometre brings a 500 metre section at 14.7% and a 500 metre section at 7.1%. Then the party really gets going in the second part of the climb when the gradient doesn’t get under 10%. On the contrary, mostly the grade is much higher than that.
In the last 900 metres the riders face a gradient at 15.2% before the dying metres of the climb are going slightly down.
The prologue is played out in the commune Les Gets, which is part of the famous ski area Portes du Soleil.
The Montée du Mont Chéry-climb was in the Queen Stage of the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné, a race won by Lieuwe Westra.
Race results prologue, 2016 Critérium du Dauphine.
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