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Critérium du Dauphiné 2020: All you need to know

Cyclist magazine
12 Aug 2020

All you need to know about the key warm-up race for the Tour de France - Critérium du Dauphiné 2020, Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th August

Criterium du Dauphine 2020: Key information

Dates: Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th August 2020
Start: Clermont-Ferrand
Finish: Megeve
UK television coverage: Eurosport and ITV4
Defending Champion: Jakob Fuglsang

The Criterium du Dauphine represents the last showdown for the top General Classification riders before the Tour de France starts later in August.

Usually a week-long stage race taking place in the French Alps, the mountainous route of the Critérium du Dauphiné draws out the world's best Grand Tour racers with the likes of Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins all having won at the Dauphine before taking Tour success.

This route of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020 is one designed for the mountain goats. Race organiser ASO has decided to turn its back on the art of time-trialling, leaving out any test against the clock, instead opting for four back-to-back summit finishes.

Criterium du Dauphine 2020 route: Stage-by-stage

Stage 1: Wednesday 12th August, Clermont-Ferrand to Saint-Christo-en-Jarez, 218.5km

Stage 2: Thursday 13th August, Vienne to Col de Porte, 135km

Stage 3: Friday 14th August, Corenc to Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, 157km

Stage 4: Saturday 15th August, Ugine to Megève, 153.5km

Stage 5: Sunday 16th August, Megève to Megève, 153.5km

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