The first 40 kilometres are as good as flat before the route becomes more undulating. After approximately 80 kilometres the Col de Cambuse (5 kilometres at 4.6%) presents itself. It’s the start of a more hilly section of 64 kilometres with in order of appearance Col de la Croix de Marchampt (4.9 kilometres at 5.2%), Côte de Régnié-Durette (1.4 kilometres at 5.4%), Col de Crie (4.9 kilometres at 4.3%) and Col du Fut d’Avenas (3.8 kilometres at 6%). At an elevation of 740 metres the Fut d’Avenas is the highest point of the day. A section of 26.5 kilometres – obviously mostly on descent – takes the riders to the line at 185 metres.
The hills in the 2nd stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné are not too arduous – four times 3rd KOM-category, once 4th. The route features 1,770 vertical metres.
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds. The race does not include intermediate sprints.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 Stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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