Who Are The Favourites For The Criterium Du Dauphine?

Joe Robinson 31 May 2018 The Tour de France current raiser starts this Sunday and we here are the riders to watch This Sunday sees the start of the 70th Criterium du Dauphine . The week long stage race acts as the traditional curtain raiser for the Tour de France and often proves the final warm-up race for those riders gunning for yellow at the Grande Boucle. In order to attract cycling's biggest stars, the Dauphine often borrows the route of certain key stages of the Tour later that summer. This year is no exception with two stages mirroring that of this year's Tour de France. Firstly will be the Stage 3 team time trial from Pont-de-Vaux to Louhans-Chateaureanaud. Although not the same route as the Tour, both will be 35km in length representing a chance for teams to practise the art of riding as a team against the clock ...

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