Critérium du Dauphiné

Where: France
When: June 7-14 2015
Rank: UCI WorldTour

The Critérium du Dauphiné is the Tour de France warm up race and will give us the biggest clue yet as to who the real favourites will be in July.

Tour de France contenders Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) are set to take to the start line in Ugine, while Nairo Quintana (Movistar) will tread a different path to the start of the Tour at the Tour of Switzerland. Alberto Contador meanwhile, will begin to recover from his efforts at the Giro d’Italia in time for his attempt at Giro-Tour double glory.

Andrew Talansky won the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné, defying pre-race favourites Froome and Contadorto take the victory on the final day.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2015:
Stage 1: Sun Jun 7, Ugine to Albertville, 132km
Stage 2: Mon Jun 8, Le Bourget-du-Lac to Parc des Oiseaux, 173km
Stage 3: Tue Jun 9, Roanne to Montagny, 24.5km (TTT)
Stage 4: Wed Jun 10, Anneyron to Sisteron, 228km
Stage 5: Thu Jun 11, Digne-les-Bains to Pra-Loup, 161km
Stage 6: Fri Jun 12, Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur to Villard-de-Lans, 183km
Stage 7: Sat Jun 13, Montmélian to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, 155km
Stage 8: Sun Jun 14, Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Modane Valfréjus, 156.5km