Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 7 Preview

June 10, 2017

More mountains as the Dauphiné swaps the unfamiliar Jura mountains for old haunts among the Alps. There’s novelty with the climb of the Col de Sarenne used to approach Alpe d’Huez instead of the famous 21 hairpins.

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Roads to Ride: The Mont du Chat

June 9, 2017

French magazine Le Cycle has labelled the Mont du Chat “one of the hardest” climbs in France and it’s back on the route of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de France after vanishing from these races for decades. A challenging climb, almost traffic-free and with superb views from the summit. What’s not to […]

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Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 6 Preview

June 9, 2017

The mountains are here and no less than the Mont du Chat, once rated by Le Cycle magazine as “one of the hardest” climbs in France. There’s no escaping the double-digit gradients, nor the sluggish road surface and this makes a novel challenge, the kind of climb rarely seen in French stage races. It’s a […]

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Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 5 Preview

June 8, 2017

So far the breakaways have had fared well, can they defy the sprinters again? Surely not because this is the last chance for the sprinters before the mountains appear.

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The Unwritten Rules

June 7, 2017

After a look at the written rules time to explore the issue of the unwritten rules, the code of the peloton. It sounds vague, mysterious even but it’s merely part the glue that holds society together, a set of etiquette and customs that help a group to function.

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Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 4 Preview

June 7, 2017

The crucial time trial stage to reshape the overall classification and an early test of fitness for all the Tour de France contenders.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Racing

June 6, 2017

Can you push a team mate during a road race? Take a spare wheel from another rider? Take part in a local gran fondo? Draft a rival squad during a team time trial? Readers regularly email or tweet questions about the regulations and so here’s a quick review and update the list of dos and […]

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Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 3 Preview

June 6, 2017

Another sprint stage after scenic riding, some memories from the past for Fabio Aru and all one day closer to the Alps.

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Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 2 Preview

June 5, 2017

A day characterised by long straight roads more than the climbs, this should be one for the sprinters.

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Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 1 Preview

June 4, 2017

A scenic tour out of the city of Saint Etienne with a tough finishing circuit that could allow the overall contenders to show their form already, if not then some of the more versatile sprinters on the startlist will seize their chance.

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