Critérium du Dauphiné 2020: The Route

Criterium du Dauphine 2020 profile stage 4The Dauphiné kicks into gear on Wednesday 12 August to finish after five days of racing on Sunday the 15th. All stages finish uphill, while the race includes two climbs from the upcoming Tour de France.

The opener is a hilly race of 181 kilometres with seven climbs. If you take the lost two hills together the finish climb is 13 kilometres long.

The 2nd stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné is short and, potentially, explosive. At 132.5 kilometres, the route takes in three intermediate climbs before a final haul up on the Col de Porte: 17.5 kilometres at 6.2%. The finish climb re-appears on the Tour de France, although it will be tackled from the other side.

Stage 3 includes two massive ascents. The Col de la Madeleine – also on the Tour de France – is a demanding test of 17.1 kilometres at 8.4%, while the finish climbs to ski resort Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is 14 kilometres long and hovers around 6%.

At 156.5 kilometres, the 4th stage serves seven climbs, three of which are 1st category and one is hors catégorie. The finish climb to the Megève altiport is relativaly easy: 10 kilometres at almost 5%.

The final stage is another tough test, featuring eight climbs and 153 kilometres of racing. Once again, the finish lies near the Megève altiport, although the ascent is 11 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 5.2%.

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