• Everyone pretty much ganged up on Richie Porte at the 2017 Criterium du Dauphine. Can he exact his revenge at this year's edition? (Getty)
Richie Porte said he would not forget the ruthlessness of Team Sky's tactics on the final stage of the 2017 Criterium du Dauphine in a hurry. Can he overcome the Froome-led Ineos juggernaut this year and also the likes of Nairo Quintana, Romain Bardet, and the rider who beat him to overall victory in 2017 Jakob Fuglsang?
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Cycling Central

3 Jun - 2:56 PM  UPDATED 3 Jun - 3:29 PM

After a quiet season battling illness, the Tasmanian said he felt good at last month's Tour of California.

But he'll have to overcome Froome and his A Team which will include Wout Poels, Michal Kwiatkowski and Gianni Moscon.

2018 runner-up Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) is also returning to the Tour de France hors d'oeuvre as is Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Dan Martin (UAE).

Porte back in the game despite shifty business
Richie Porte has recovered from initial disappointment at the Tour of California today, where a mechanical interrupted his strong shot at taming the decisive Mt Baldy, to confirm he is back.

Watch the Criterium du Dauphine action unfold on SBS VICELAND, LIVE, FREE and in HD

Sunday 9 June - Stage 1 
2145-2315 AEST
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Monday 10 June - Stage 2
2305-0045 AEST
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Tuesday 11 June - Stage 3
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Wednesday 12 June - Stage 4
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Thursday 14 June - Stage 5
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Friday 14 June - Stage 6
2305-0045 AEST
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Saturday 15 June - Stage 7
2335-0115 AEST
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Sunday 16 June - Stage 8
2330-0110 AEST
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Can't wait until Sunday night? Watch the replay of last year's final stage:

The riders already confirmed for the 2019 Criterium du Dauphine

Ag2r–La Mondiale: Bardet, Geniez (FRA) and Naesen (BEL)
Astana Pro Team: Fuglsang, Cort Nielsen (DEN), G. Izagirre, I. Izagirre (ESP) and Lutsenko (KAZ)
Bahrain–Merida: Colbrelli (ITA) and Teuns (BEL)
Bora–Hansgrohe: Bennett (IRL), Großschartner (AUT), Buchmann and Schachmann (DEU)
CCC Team: De Marchi (ITA), Pauwels (BEL) and Ten Dam (NLD)
Cofidis: Bouhanni (FRA) and Atapuma (COL)
Deceuninck–Quick-Step: Alaphilippe (FRA), Gilbert (BEL), Hodeg (COL) and Štybar (CZE)
EF Education First: Van Garderen (USA), Woods (CAN) and Bettiol (ITA)
Groupama–FDJ: Pinot, Gaudu, Molard (FRA) and Reichenbach (CHE)
Lotto–Soudal: Marczyński (POL) and Lambrecht (BEL)
Mitchelton–Scott: A. Yates (GBR) and Impey (RSA)
Movistar Team: Quintana (COL) and Erviti (ESP)
Team Arkéa–Samsic: Barguil (FRA) and Greipel (DEU)
Team Dimension Data: Boasson Hagen (NOR) and Cummings (GBR)
Team Ineos: Froome (GBR), Kwiatkowski (POL), Moscon (ITA) and Poels (NLD)
Team Jumbo–Visma: Kruijswijk (NLD) and Van Aert (BEL)
Team Katusha-Alpecin: Politt (DEU)
Team Sunweb: Fröhlinger (DEU) and C. Pedersen (DEN)
Trek–Segafredo: Porte (AUS), Skujiņš (LAT)
UAE Team Emirates: Martin (IRL) and Sutherland (AUS)
Vital Concept–B&B Hotels: Rolland and Pacher (FRA)
Wanty–Gobert: G. Martin (FRA) and Eiking (NOR)