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.
In each stage of the race, riders will be able to use 3 collection zones to recover the items they have discarded (before and after the refreshment zone and around 20 km from the finish line) that have been cleaned by the organisers.
Natura 2 000 areas
Care for the environment and the conservation of biodiversity are a priority in the organisation of Critérium du Dauphiné. The survey firm BIOTOPE has worked with the Critérium du Dauphiné since 2011 on incidence studies on the Natura 2000 network (a Europe-wide ecological network of nature conservation areas). In 2019, there are 29 zones in 9 French Departments which will be crossed and protected by the race.
Fighting for inclusion: disabled riders take the stage!
For the third time in a row, the race will roll out the red carpet for a team representing the French Federation for Adapted Sports (athletes with intellectual disabilities and mental disorders) on the course of the individual time trial on Wednesday 12 June. This team will tackle the same course as the pros just one hour before the race.
Eager to make it easier for the blind and visually impaired to access all the information about the race, ASO has joined forces with HandiCaPZéro to create a special edition for the third year in a row. Fans can now get the road book in Braille, large characters and audio for free (CD and download).
The Critérium du Dauphiné live section at handicapzero.org will also provide key updates throughout the entire race.
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