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Critérium du Dauphiné 2019, June 9th to 16th *Spoilers*

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edited June 2019 in Pro race
Sunday, June 9th – Stage 1 - Aurillac > Jussac - 142 km
At 142 kilometres, the 1st stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné takes in five climbs. So the race gets the climbing underway from the get-go. The hardest ascent is crested at kilometre 34 before continuing onto more lumpy terrain. The last summit lies 18 kilometres before the finish in Jussac.
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The route includes a series of demanding climbs, starting with the Pas de Peyrol (Puy Mary), an ascension of 10.6 kilometres at 6.1%. The pass is tackled at kilometre 34 and following a toil at the highest road pass in the Massif Central the riders reach the peak at an elevation of 1,598 metres. Quite an impressive climb to start the race with.

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Monday, June 10th – Stage 2 - Mauriac > Craponne-sur-Arzon - 180 km
The 2nd stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné is played out on lumpy terrain. At 180 kilometres, the races includes eight intermediate hills in the Auvergne region. The last climb is crested 18 kilometres before the finish in Craponne-sur-Arzon.

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Stage 2 serves a trying test with a relentless series of energy-sapping uphills. The climbing gets underway as early as kilometre 7 when the riders tackle the Côte de Moussages, which is a 4 kilometres incline with an average gradient of 6.5%. The route continues in undulating fashion to the Côte de la Martel (2.4 kilometres at 5.7%), Côte de Cheylade (4.2 kilometres at 6%), Côte de la Tourbière du Jolan (2 kilometres at 5.5%) and the Côte de Chavanon (3.6 kilometres at 5%).

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Tuesday, June 11th – Stage 3 - Le Puy-en-Velay > Riom - 172 km
At 177 kilometres, the 3rd stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné presents the sprinters an opportunity to shine. Following a race with four moderate climbs the finale is fast and flat.

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Wednesday, June 12th – Stage 4 - Roanne > Roanne – Individual Time Trial - 26,1 km
The 4th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné is played out on a lumpy course of 26.1 kilometres. The ITT is an out-and-back race in Roanne.

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In terms of distance and profile, the hilly route is almost a carbon copy of the Tour de France ITT in Pau. That race will cover 27 kilometres on similar terrain. So this ITT is a perfect test.

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Thursday, June 13th – Stage 5 - Boën-sur-Lignon > Voiron - 201 km
The 5th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné is likely to see a sprint finish in Voiron. The 201 kilometres race is played out on rolling roads before the last 60 kilometres are predominantly flat.

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Friday, June 14th – Stage 6 - Saint-Vulbas - Plaine de l’Ain > Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne - 228 km
The 6th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné is a demanding test of 229 kilometres. The hilly route serves eight ascents, all crammed together inside the last 150 kilometres. The final climb is the Col de Beaune before a technical descent into Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne.

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The riders leave the village for 80 kilometres on predominantly flat roads before the Col de la Chambotte appears. The climb is the first in a series of eight and it is not the easiest: 5 kilometres at 7.8%. Following the downhill the route continues to climb in more rolling fashion. Actually, the Côte de Lachat (2.9 kilometres at 4.7%) is the first part of a 35 kilometres long climb at shallow gradients to an altitude of 969 metres. Col du Frêne – 2.2 kilometres at 5.1% – is the last part of it before the ridders reach the summit at kilometre 131.5.

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The Bochet is crested 8 kilometres before the riders enter a final lap of 16.5 kilometres. Roughly half of it is the ascent of the Col de Beaune – 8.1 kilometres at 6% – and the other half is a tricky descent to the line is Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne.

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Saturday, June 15th – Stage 7 - Saint-Genix-les-Villages > Les Sept Laux-Pipay - 133 km
The 7th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné is a mountainous race of 133.5 kilometres with an elevation gain of 4,150 metres. Expect the fireworks to detonate on the short and explosive course to Les Sept Laux-Pipay. The final climb is 19 kilometres at 6.9%

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The route is well-balanced with a new peak every 30 kilometres or so. Following an undulating first 35 kilometres the stage kicks into gear at the foot of the Col de l’Épine.

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The Montée de Pipay is a 19 kilometres toil with an average gradient of 6.9%. It is a steady test with no double digits, the challenge is the sheer length of it. With the final climb the Dauphiné lives up to its promise to test unknown ascents, as the Montée de Pipay was not climbed by the pro-peloton since the 1980 Tour de France.

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Sunday, June 16th – Stage 8 - Cluses > Champéry (Switzerland) - 113,5 km
The final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné includes six intermediate climbs before an uphill finish in Champéry. The race is 113.5 kilometres long.

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Stage 8 is an explosive race with an explosive start. Three peaks are covered within the first 22 kilometres. So that should be the tonic to ignite the fireworks early on.

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A steep drop leads to approximately 20 kilometres of false flat before the Pas de Morgins appears: 4.8 kilometres at 5.3%. The riders plunge down to the foot of the Côte des Rives. This is a steady ascent of 8.5 kilometres at 6.2%. Actually, the Rives is the last proper test of the Dauphiné and the summit is crested almost 12 kilometres before the line. A 3 kilometres descent brings the riders to a rolling uphill of 8.5 kilometres with slopes fluctuating between false flat and gradients of 5.5%.

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Three-time Dauphiné winner Chris Froome will face opposition from the usual suspects, including Jakob Fuglsang, Romain Bardet, Dan Martin and Richie Porte, as well as riders such as Thibaut Pinot and Nairo Quintana, who are coming back to the race with even loftier ambitions.
Meanwhile, Tom Dumoulin is also confirmed to return to racing, subject to a final MRI scan, today.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Interesting parcours. Good write up
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    Once again Blazing, you do 'spoil' us!
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  • archieboyarchieboy Posts: 809
    Excellent work as usual BS
    Thanks
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,981
    Tom Dumoulin's participation now confirmed.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    Inner Ring's ratings

    ***** Chris Froome
    **** Richie Porte
    *** Adam Yates, Jacob Fuglsang, Tom Dumoulin, Michał Kwiatkowski, Nairo Quintana
    ** Dan Martin, Thibaut Pinot, David Gaudu, Jack Haig
    * Bardet, Alaphilippe, Buchmann
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  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 889
    This is exactly the kind of race for Richie Porte to look good in before he crashes in the TDF as usual.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,638
    RichN95 wrote:
    Inner Ring's ratings

    ***** Chris Froome
    **** Richie Porte
    *** Adam Yates, Jacob Fuglsang, Tom Dumoulin, Michał Kwiatkowski, Nairo Quintana
    ** Dan Martin, Thibaut Pinot, David Gaudu, Jack Haig
    * Bardet, Alaphilippe, Buchmann

    It’s some measure of the esteem Froome is held in that he commands such rating against that competition - bearing in mind the only evidence of his form is a Strava KOM on Teide and some sowsh meeja comments. I haven’t seen what L’Equipe reckon, but Inner Ring’s Richie Porte’s rating over the 3 star generals is a push.
    On the other hand, Team Ineos looks ridiculously strong.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    ocdupalais wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Inner Ring's ratings

    ***** Chris Froome
    **** Richie Porte
    *** Adam Yates, Jacob Fuglsang, Tom Dumoulin, Michał Kwiatkowski, Nairo Quintana
    ** Dan Martin, Thibaut Pinot, David Gaudu, Jack Haig
    * Bardet, Alaphilippe, Buchmann

    It’s some measure of the esteem Froome is held in that he commands such rating against that competition - bearing in mind the only evidence of his form is a Strava KOM on Teide and some sowsh meeja comments. I haven’t seen what L’Equipe reckon, but Inner Ring’s Richie Porte’s rating over the 3 star generals is a push.
    On the other hand, Team Ineos looks ridiculously strong.


    Yeah not feeling Porte.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,040
    Best odds (from oddschecker)

    Froome 13/8 (1.6/1)
    Fuglsang 4/1
    Porte 13/2 (6.5/1)
    Quintana 9/1
    Dumoulin, Yates 14/1
    Pinot 18/1
    Alaphillippe, Bardet 22/1
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,540
    Hmmm, first weekend back at work in a new resort and the Dolphin happens just down the road.

    That's gonna be fun... :shock:
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,040
    Just looked at the actual map, I've cycled over the Cote de Chantillon-sur-Cluses on the way back to Samoens after doing Colombiere and Aravis. I remember the Tour de l'Avenir came through a day or two later.

    It's a shite climb (especially when I did it, busy Saturday and 30 degrees after 2 cols...). Won't trouble these guys as it is wide and steady.

    Looks like I need to go back.
  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    RichN95 wrote:
    Inner Ring's ratings

    ***** Chris Froome
    **** Richie Porte
    *** Adam Yates, Jacob Fuglsang, Tom Dumoulin, Michał Kwiatkowski, Nairo Quintana
    ** Dan Martin, Thibaut Pinot, David Gaudu, Jack Haig
    * Bardet, Alaphilippe, Buchmann
    Not even a single * for Kruijswijk!
    Yet ** for Gaudu and Haig (both of whom surely will work for, respectively, Pinot and Yates) and even *** for Kwia (although he probably is allowed some freedom).

    In interviews, Pinot sounds like he is fairly ambitious about this race (although, that said, Pinot seems to be one of the few specifically interviewed about the Dauphiné; maybe the others, not interviewed, are as ambitious too). But if that's the case re Pinot, I imagine he's unlikely to allow Gaudu much rope.
  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097

    Sunday, June 16th – Stage 8 - Cluses > Champéry (Switzerland) - 113,5 km
    The final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné includes six intermediate climbs before an uphill finish in Champéry. The race is 113.5 kilometres long.
    2e13d
    Stage 8 is an explosive race with an explosive start. Three peaks are covered within the first 22 kilometres. So that should be the tonic to ignite the fireworks early on.
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    This stage, at least that bit between the Montee des Gets and the Pas de Morgins, is like a section of the so-called Ski-Safari route in the Portes du Soleil ski area - only confined to the roads.
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    True! I've done it a few times but always get lost.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,555
    Looks like the Eurosport TV coverage isn't live as it doesn't start until 15:15.
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,423
    Six riders have formed a breakaway at the #Dauphine: Magnus Cort, Fabien Doubey, Niklas Eg, Oliver Naesen, Casper Pedersen abd Julien Vermote. After 15 kilometers, they are 2:10 clear.
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    knedlicky wrote:

    Sunday, June 16th – Stage 8 - Cluses > Champéry (Switzerland) - 113,5 km
    The final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné includes six intermediate climbs before an uphill finish in Champéry. The race is 113.5 kilometres long.
    2e13d
    Stage 8 is an explosive race with an explosive start. Three peaks are covered within the first 22 kilometres. So that should be the tonic to ignite the fireworks early on.
    63000
    This stage, at least that bit between the Montee des Gets and the Pas de Morgins, is like a section of the so-called Ski-Safari route in the Portes du Soleil ski area - only confined to the roads.

    And its part of the route of this sportive out of Morzine, done it a couple of times, quality mountains!

    http://www.grandtrophee.fr/epreuve.php?C=167
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,423
    Bora pulling the break back to set it up for Sam Bennett
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,423
    Gap is still 2 minutes with 30 k to go, so the peloton will have to get a wiggle on if they're going to catch the break
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,423
    Quick Step pulling now, have brought the gap down to just over a minute with 20k to go
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,423
    Edvald Boassen Hagen wins ahead of Phil Gilbert and Wout van Aert
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,464
    Dimension Data needed that. A lot.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 3,932
    Eddie picked a very good line through the last bends.
    Pleased for him.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Grippy looking stage
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,503 Lives Here
    RIP 50km TT.
  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 864
    Cummings packed
    Bouhanni packed
    Tim DeClercq packed
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    50km to go and Dumoulin, Izagirre, Buchmann and Gaudu remain from the break with a lead of 1.25
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,981
    Coverage just about to start...
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    The race is all over the place. Like a proper classic. Pinot looking very good.
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,020
    Grim weather today then
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