News - 22/02 - 11:45

Enter the mountain warriors

- The course of the 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné 2021, consisting of eight stages and running from 30 May to 6 June, was unveiled at the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council building in Lyon this morning.
- Following the start in Issoire with a loop stage on a dynamic circuit, the organisers have cooked up a tough yet balanced course and brought back the...

News - 22/02 - 11:44

A week of questions

People often treat the classification of the Dauphiné as if it were some kind of oracle, but as a method for telling the future it is only marginally better than reading palms or tea leaves. Sure, there is something to be gleaned from the Dauphiné, as well as odd coincidences, such as the one that should have alerted Primož Roglič to the dangers of the penultimate...

News - 19/01 - 10:00

Shimano Blue for neutral support at Critérium du Dauphiné

With Shimano celebrating it’s centenary year in 2021, the partnership will see the brand leveraging 20 years of neutral support experience and know-how to support all riders in selected A.S.O. races, no matter which drivetrain brand they use, helping them to get their bikes operating at the optimum level. The iconic blue of Shimano will adorn the neutral support...

Interview - 16/08 - 17:20

De la Cruz: “One of the hardest Dauphinés ever”

David de la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates): “I thought yesterday was the hardest stage of this Dauphiné but I was wrong! Today, we went full gas from the start, a GC group got together with the HC climb and then it was a team time trial. We’re happy that I can keep the polka-dot jersey and that Tadej  [Pogacar] improved a lot on GC. It’s a good sign for...

Interview - 16/08 - 17:18

Van Aert: “We didn’t want to give up”

Van Aert: “With Primoz [Roglic]’s crash, it felt like everything we did was for nothing. But in the bus, I felt we didn’t want to give up and we were ready to give everything in this stage. It was super hard from the start. I was happy to take points in the sprint and help Tom [Dumoulin] and Sepp [Kuss] for the finale. Sepp is an incredible guy, always helping,...

Interview - 16/08 - 17:14

Martinez: “I was at the limit but I was determined”

Daniel Martinez (EF Pro Cycling): “This morning they told me Roglic wouldn’t start. I knew the race would be hectic from the beginning. My team worked very well for me in the first part and I was able to save strength for the finale and go for the win. I was at the limit but I was determined to make it to the finish. It’s one of the biggest race in the World...

Interview - 16/08 - 17:12

Kuss: “One of the hardest day I ever had on the bike”

Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma): “After yesterday it was a bit strange waking up in the morning. We were all shocked. It also gave us the opportunity to race aggressively. It’s been one of the hardest day I ever had on the bike. It was full on from the start. I saw everyone was really tired and I could take advantage that I was lower on GC. It’s a very nice day. I trained...

The stage film - 16/08 - 17:10

Martinez climbs higher than ever

The 5th and last stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné turned the race upside down with aggressive racing from the start and major gaps on the line. The race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) abandoned after a crash on Saturday. And his runner-up Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) couldn’t maintain his advantage on Daniel Martinez (EF Pro Cycling), who attacked on...

Newsflashes - 16/08 - 16:38

Daniel Martinez wins the 72nd Critérium du Dauhiné

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) drops some 35'' on the line and Daniel Martinez (EF Pro Cycling) wins the 72nd Critérium du Dauphiné.

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