Follow the inaugural phase of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2021 here
Sunday May 30, 2021 at 12:15 pm
Besides the Switzerland Tour, the Critérium du Dauphiné is the most important preparatory race for the Tour de France. The eight-day WorldTour French Race kicks off today with a treacherous hill stage in and around Issoire. Discuss this Flash cycling The course of the first stage!
The Devil is in the Tail, but the opening stage also promises to be particularly challenging. In a 182-kilometer mountain stage around Issoire, there are seven slopes on the list. After the final game descending nearly seventy kilometers, the riders will turn into the local circuit, which will swing three times, each with two ascents.
On either side of the frequent Côte du Château de Buron (3.2 km at 6.8%) and the Col de la Croix des Gardes (1.6 km at 5.1%), there is a lot to do. After the last lane from the Croix des Gardes there is still twelve kilometers to the end, which descends considerably. End Street in the wall rises a little.
Riders will start at 12:30 PM, while they are expected to finish between 4.44 PM and 5.10 PM. The stage can be followed up from 3.20 pm via Eurosport Player On GCN. Sporza Will live from 3.50 pm.
Preview: Critérium du Dauphiné 2021
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