Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 Route prologue: ITT in Valence
Sunday, 3 June 2018 - The Critérium du Dauphiné begins with a 6.6 kilometres prologue on the flat. The race is played out in Valence.
The riders roll down the start ramp and are off for a fast race. Until the intermediate check at kilometre 3.5 the route is mostly flat but also slightly descending. Then the route continues on level ground to the flamme rouge, while the last lasts kilometre is a false flat.
It’s been two years sconce the Critérium du Dauphiné opened with a prologue, although it was hardly the same thing. Only take a look at the winner that day – Alberto Contador – and his average speed – 20.7 kms/h. Yes, the 2016 Dauphiné did start with a long-busting uphill 3.9 kilometres time trial in Les Gets.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 Prologue: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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