Beyond the sporting aspect, Critérium du Dauphiné undertakes to support sustainable mobility. Cycling embodies the ecological means of transport par excellence and fits in perfectly to the Tour de France’s policy: Riding into the Future.
The organisation's vehicle fleet is making the transition to electric mobility. All the vehicles that make up the fleet, 50 in total, are either plug-in hybrids.
- Collection zones: On each stage of the race, there are collection zones available to riders for disposal of their litter. These zones are cleaned by the organiser’s teams. They vary in number depending on the length of the stage (1 to 6 zones). This year, there will be 36 zones for the riders.
- Natura 2000 zones: Respecting the environment and preserving biodiversity are a priority for the organisers of the Critérium du Dauphiné. The BIOTOPE consultancy firm has been assisting the Critérium du Dauphiné since 2011 for performance of impact studies on Natura 2000 sites (the European network of protected remarkable natural areas). In 2021, the race will cross through 20 zones located in 7 departments. Special surveillance of these zones will be implemented.
Commitments to promote inclusion
- HandiCaPZéro It is the desire of A.S.O. to make race information available to the blind and people with visual impairment. In cooperation with HandiCaPZéro, a special edition will be produced for the 5th consecutive year. Cycling enthusiasts will be able to take advantage of the roadbook, for free, in braille, with enlarged characters or in audio format (on CD and via download). On handicapzero.org, information published live from the Critérium du Dauphiné will provide the latest key news during the entire race. For more information, visit handicapzero.org!
- Fédération Française de Sport Adapté For the 5th consecutive year, the Critérium du Dauphiné will welcome 3 riders from the team of the French Federation for Adapted Sport to the individual time-trial on Wednesday 2nd June in Firminy. A.S.O. has undertaken to provide financial help to the federation for three years to allow its athletes to practice with adapted equipment and to help detect new talents via training workshops. On the Critérium du Dauphiné, this team will ride on the same route as the professionals, 30 minutes before the pack arrives.