When the wheels start spinning
Bicycle races are a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. The excitement of cycling has more to do with the twists and turns of each race than with the raw performance of elite athletes, as impressive as it may be. The Critérium du Dauphiné is designed to keep the suspense going until the end, whatever one thinks of how its proximity to the Tour de France...
All eyes on the climbers
The Critérium du Dauphiné visits the city of Clermont-Ferrand for the first time at the start of the first stage on May 31st. With no prologue and no time trial, the 2020 course is not one for the rouleurs. The race is set to be decided on the weekend over a series of alpine climbs, culminating in two stage finishes in Megève. Savoie Mont Blanc Tourisme has...
Teams selected for 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné
The organisers of the Tour de France have chosen the teams that will take part in the 72th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné (May 31- June 7).
In accordance with Union Cycliste Internationale rules, the following nineteen UCI WorldTeams are automatically invited to the race:
AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)
Astana Pro Team (Kaz)
Julian Alaphilippe: "I wanted one more stage win"
“I’m very satisfied with my week of racing. It’s been hard. We raced seriously every day and at the end I have a stage win and the polka dot jersey. I can be happy with that. I enjoyed wearing this jersey, it motivated me for going to the front again today. I never gave up. I tried to win one more stage today after I secured the KOM. But I’ve paid for...
Jakob Fuglsang: "Easy and perfect"
“I was expecting the day to be even harder than it eventually happened to be but my team controlled it in a perfect way from the beginning. For me, it was a jump in a blue limousine until the finish. We got a nice group sent out. I don’t know what happened to Adam Yates but it seems that he stopped for some reasons and Steven Kruijswijk got some problems. The cold...
Dylan van Baarle: “The plan was to help Wout Poels"
“The plan was for Gianni [Moscon] and myself to go in the breakaway to try to help Wout [Poels] but it ended up a little bit differently. I’m so happy this week. It was with ups and downs. Everybody knows what happened with Chris [Froome]. The team did a really great job after that. I’m just really happy. In the past I really struggled in this race but I’ve...
Wout van Aert: “It’s been a nice week but I’m exhausted”
“It’s been a hard day because I was sick this morning but all I wanted was to complete the stage to be able to keep the green jersey till the end. It’s been a nice week but now I’m exhausted. The last three days have been long but I overcame the difficulties although we didn’t experience high altitudes.”
Bjorg Lambrecht: “I didn’t come for GC, it’s special to win this”
“It’s been a really hard race, especially because of the different changes of weather with rain, cold and sun. But I’m very happy with the shape I had here and the first place I got in the best young rider classification. I didn’t come here for GC but I was better than I expected. Now standing here in the white jersey is unbelievable. It’s definitely...
Van Baarle wins, Fuglsang is the champion in Champéry
The last stage of the 71st Critérium du Dauphiné went to Dylan van Baarle (Team Ineos) throughout a breakaway from far out. The Dutchman beat Australia’s Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott) whose team-mate and former race leader Adam Yates pulled out as many riders got sick the day after they faced very difficult stormy conditions. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) won his...
Fuglsang wins the 71st Critérium du Dauphiné
1. Dylan van Baarle
2. Jack Haig
3. Carl Fredrik Hagen
4. Warren Barguil
5. Sepp Kuss
Jakob Fuglsang is the overall winner.
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