Critérium du Dauphiné

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The stage race Critérium du Dauphiné (until 2009 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré ) is next to the Tour de Suisse as the most important preparatory race for the Tour de France . It is a demanding eight-day tour through the French Dauphiné . In addition to the usual individual time trial as a prologue, a mountain time trial is often part of the Dauphiné's difficult program . The Dauphiné was part of the UCI ProTour launched in 2005 , a series of the most important cycling races of the year. Since 2011 the race has been part of the successor series UCI WorldTour .

The race was named after the organizing newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré . In 2010 the race was taken over by the ASO and no longer has the Libéré in its name. Despite its name, the Critérium du Dauphiné is not a criterion in the sense of the regulations of the World Cycling Federation UCI .

The leader in the overall standings wears the yellow jersey with the blue stripe .


Web links

Commons : Critérium du Dauphiné  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. article on the name change of the race.
  2. ^ Zeit Online: Armstrong loses all seven tour titles , accessed on October 22, 2012