LCL is faithful to its commitment to cycling and has been present in the Tour de France since 1981.
LCL reinforces its presence throughout the year thanks to internationally renowned cycling races including:
- Critérium du Dauphiné
- Tour de France
No race is more beloved in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes than the Critérium du Dauphiné. The region's very own race connects our two mountain massifs on a route that gives punchers and climbers a great deal of opportunities to shine. It is at times like these that big competitions such as this one are needed the most to rediscover the majestic landscapes of the Alps and the Central Massif and reach out towards new horizons.
We also need the strong sensations that come with an event such as this one, featuring a star-studded peloton eager to see where it stands just a few weeks ahead of the Grande Boucle. The Critérium is a race that requires both a bold demeanour and dogged determination to stay in touch in the high mountains, especially this time round with an Alpine trilogy in which we look forward to an epic showdown.
We will also have the pleasure of watching stars born and bred in our region who, in the vein of the world champion and recent winner of the Flèche Wallonne, Julian Alaphilippe, will inspire all our young people riding in pursuit of a similar destiny in our amateur clubs. The Criterium will once again reflect the DNA of our region, which harbours a burning passion for cycling and is keen to show the world one more time that it is the number 1 destination in France for those who love this sport with powerful values: self-sacrifice, the determination to push one's limits and tireless effort.
Laurent Wauquiez — President of the AUVERGNE-RHÔNE-ALPES Region
Founded in 1998, DOMITYS is the French Senior Serviced Residences with a new generation of home-support. With more than 120 residences, 12,000 apartments throughout France, Belgium and Italy, DOMITYS builds and operates the largest number of those residences within its territory. Thanks to its partnerships with Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O), DOMITYS shows its attatchement to cycling’s values, that are proximity, sharing, pleasure and especially free spirit with the latter being a core value of the brand’s DNA. DOMITYS offers to live freely at a point that represents a all new stage in senior’s lives, stage at which DOMITYS provides goodwill and trust.
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ŠKODA is showing its support for the riders of the Critérium du Dauphiné by turbocharging the race with the new, fully electric ENYAQ iV. ŠKODA, rubbing shoulders with the riders again, shares their pursuit of enhanced performance and their ambition to shine on the roads of the Dauphiné.
Savoie Mont Blanc is a cycling hub. Boasting 5,634 km of marked cycle trails, 300 km of cycle routes and green lanes and 2,686 km of mountain biking trails, Savoie Mont Blanc is paradise on earth for anyone who loves cycling. Explore our landscapes as you ride past our lakes on "cycling and cheese" trails, discover the ViaRhôna or set out to tame our fearsome mountain passes, a feat within the reach even of starters thanks to electric-assist bicycles! Check out the Cycling Savoie Mont Blanc app to select a trail. It is free and contains information on almost 800 routes of all levels in Savoie and Haute-Savoie. Savoie Mont Blanc is a partner of the major cycling events of this summer:
- Critérium du Dauphiné Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes on 5 and 6 June (La Plagne, La Léchère-les-Bains and Les Gets);
- UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, XCO and DHI — Les Gets, 3 and 4 July;
- UCI Marathon Series MTB World Cup race — Megève / Combloux from 16 to 18 July
- Tour de France from 3 to 6 July (Le Grand-Bornand, Cluses, Tignes and Albertville); and
- Tour de l'Avenir on 21 and 22 August (Tour en Maurienne, Saint-Jean-d'Arves, La Toussuire, Séez and Col du Petit Saint-Bernard)
Antargaz Energies is proud to congratulate the riders who have performed with courage through the Antargaz combativity award. The combative rider of the day is selected for animating the race with his spirit of initiative and his ability not to resign, by a jury composed of cycling personalities. Leader in liquid gas market, Antargaz is a local multi-energy supplier (gas cylinders, bulk gas, LPG fuel, natural gas and electricity). Involved in the energy transition, Antargaz teams are present throughout France in order to satisfy our thousands of domestic and professional customers.
NAMEDSPORT> is a leading Italian sport nutrition brand. Founded in 2014, born from the experience of more than 30 years in the healthcare & pharmaceutical industry. The company combines scientific know-how with the strong passion for sports. From “weekend warriors” to elite athletes, NAMEDSPORT>’s goal is to serve a broad range of consumer with scientifically formulated supplements, based on the unique concept of applying the principles of Natural Medicine to the Sport Nutrition category. No matter how fast you are, how often you train, what your goal is to practice any sports activity, you need to be healthy and prepared. We support you by providing products with all the nutrients you need before, during and after your workout on your way to your goal.
NTT believes that a connected race is a more exciting race As Official Technology partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, NTT shapes the future of fan engagement, delivers deeper data insights through intelligent technology, and transforms the business of pro cycling through innovation and partnership. A new generation of fans and followers of the race get a closer view of the action through live rider tracking, television graphics, and predictive data on social media and mobile screens around the world. Intelligent technology and data hold the key to transforming your business. Together we do great things.
The plus sign in the Swiss Flag within the Tissot logo symbolises the Swiss quality and reliability Tissot has shown since 1853. The watches, sold all over the world, enable Tissot to be the leader in the traditional Swiss watch industry, exporting more than 4 million watches every year. Tissot stands by its signature, Innovators by Tradition. The high quality of the brand with every component is recognised worldwide. Tissot has been named Official Timekeeper and Partner of many global events such as basketball with the NBA and FIBA; cycling with the Tour de France, La Vuelta, The Giro D’Italia and the UCI World Cycling Championships; motorsports with MotoGPTM and the FIM World Superbike Championship and more.
Life insurance, health insurance, life and savings, complementary and supplementary pension schemes: AG2R LA MONDIALE is the leading specialist in welfare insurance and asset management. Our mission: We are here to help each and everyone better protect their lives and their loved ones. We combine individual responsibility with occupational and intergenerational solidarity. This is how we contribute to strengthening togetherness. This unique approach to our profession has encouraged us to be involved in cycling for the last 24 years to promote our values and to support health care by favouring physical exercise with our program Vivons Vélo.
Founded in Sakai City, Osaka, Japan in 1921, for 100 years Shimano has been dedicated to helping its customers get closer to nature and supporting people to realize their dreams. That comes with the desire to create outstanding internationally renowned bicycle components and apparel. Shimano covers a wide range of functions, including planning, development, design, manufacturing, and various other support functions for supplying bicycle components as well as fishing tackle and rowing equipment.
In Europe, Shimano acts as the 'eyes, ears and mouth' of the global Team Shimano. Its mission is to be an excellent supplier and valuable partner for all customers in its European markets and to create consumer demand for Shimano and Shimano-owned products. Shimano is proud to have developed products that continue to take countless athletes to victory and provide the means for limitless global bicycle journeys.
For more information see www.shimano.com.
Santini Cycling Wear is dressing passion for cycling since 1965.” For more than 50 years Santini has been partnering the World’s best cycling teams and races. Starting from 2022 onward, Santini is proud to become Official Partner of the Critérium du Dauphiné, by designing, making, and providing the four iconic leader jerseys. This race has been the inspiration for a dedicated Santini collection, which put forward the very mountainous profile of this last rehearsal before the Tour de France.
Ever since its inaugural edition on 12 June 1947, the history of the Critérium du Dauphiné has been interwoven with that of our newspaper, whose sports section is a wonderful sounding board for the race. Starting in late May, the race founded by Georges Cazeneuve will weave its way around our region from Issoire to the Col de Porte and the finish in LES GETS, a route marked with the heroics that have carved out the legend of an event like no other.
FRANCEINFO is extending its collaboration with the Critérium du Dauphiné, one of the major events on the cycling calendar! Fanny Lechevestrier, a journalist from the sports department, will cover the Critérium du Dauphiné live. franceinfo covers the leading bicycle races and, more generally, major sports events: the Tour de France, the Solitaire du Figaro, the Route du Rhum, etc. Catch up on all the sports news every day with franceinfo sport at 6:34 and 7:36 am on franceinfo and
France Bleu will again be providing exceptional coverage of the event. Things are going back to normal for the 73rd edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné as it returns to its usual eight-day format. The race will start from Puy-de-Dôme and visit Haute Loire, Loire and Drôme before heading back to the Alps for the finish in Les Gets. Once again, the mountain roads will set the stage for a no-holds-barred contest between the leaders, including the favourites of the Tour de France. Follow the latest news on the Critérium du Dauphiné every day on France Bleu Pays d'Auvergne, France Bleu Saint-Étienne Loire, France Bleu Drôme Ardèche, France Bleu Isère and France Bleu Pays de Savoie. Race director Bernard Thévenet will be on air for L'étape du jour. France Bleu's stations will also be the reference for members of the public as the main conduit of information on traffic and access to the towns and cities hosting the event. France Bleu is the home of 100% local sport! Head to francebleu.fr for special coverage including all the practical information on the race.
Year after year, France TÉLÉVISIONS offers unparalleled coverage of the cycling season, mainly on France 3. Every season, it broadcasts over twelve men's and women's competitions, including one-day races and stage races (as well as races specifically broadcast on France 3's regional channels), amounting to more than 160 hours of live coverage every year across all the France TÉLÉVISIONS channels. This showcases the heterogeneity and diversity of the sport and makes France TÉLÉVISIONS the leading broadcaster of cycling events.
In 2021 as in previous years, as a long-standing partner of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the official broadcaster and producer of the international signal of the race, France Télévisions will provide exceptional coverage of this iconic race on the international calendar. From 30 May to 6 June, the eight stages that make up the 73rd edition will be broadcast live on France 3 at the following times:
- Sunday 30 May from 3:15 to 5:05 pm.
- Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June from 2:45 to 4:10 pm.
- Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June from 1:35 to 3 pm.
Alexandre Pasteur and Laurent Jalabert will provide commentary, whereas Thomas Voeckler will be reporting from a motorbike in the heart of the race. There will also be full coverage of the latest news on the race on TOUT LE SPORT AND STADE 2 every evening, as well as the news and sports programmes of France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It goes without saying that all the stages of the 73rd edition will be streamed live at france.tv and on the france.tv/sport app.