Following a 17 kilometres climb at shallow gradients the riders move through Fix-Saint-Geneys, a village at an elevation of 1,086 metres. The Dauphiné remains at that altitude for awhile, although two moderate climbs stand out – Côte d’Allègre and Col des Limites, respectively 3.3 kilometres at 4.8% and 3.7 kilometres at 5.5%.
After the Col des Limites, and 85 kilometres of racing, the riders fly down to Montbrison, at 432 metres above sea level.
The rest of the race takes predominantly place on the flat. Yet, sprinters should take note of the home straight, which is not flat at all, but kicks sharply uphill.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprint comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Another interesting read: results 3rd stage 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2021 – stage 3: route, profiles, more
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