Guide to the 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné on SBS

All the critical information from each 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné stage and how to watch the race on SBS, SBS VICELAND and SBS On Demand from May 30- June 6.

The 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné offers a varied parcours, suited to the puncheurs and attackers for the majority of the race. The Stage 4 time trial offers the first big chance for the general classification riders to split things up ahead of the two decisive climbs of the race, a summit finish to La Plagne and the final climb of Stage 8, the Col de Joux Plane. Both will offer plenty of opportunities for the climbers to stretch their legs and should see the winner of the race decided.

The race will be shown on a combination of SBS, SBS VICELAND, with some stages also starting early on SBS OnDemand. Check the below guide as the details do change for some stages.

There's also a spoiler-free page (link below) for the race highlights and winning moment, a good page to bookmark if you want to catch up with the race action without finding out the result first.

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The Favourites

It's a quality general classification field, with a number of Grand Tour winners and big names tuning their preparation ahead of the Tour de France.

Australian Richie PorteGeraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart (all INEOS Grenadiers) form the trident for the British squad juggernaut at the Dauphiné. Porte and Thomas should be well-positioned after the Stage 4 time trial and then the race will be decided on the mountains in Stages 7 and 8.

Australian GC hopefuls Ben O'Connor (AG2R-Citroen) and Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious) are coming off promising starts to the season in the spring one-week Tours. O'Connor was second on the Queen stage at the Tour of Romandie, finishing in sixth overall, while Tokyo Olympian Haig's best result is seventh overall at Paris-Nice.

David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Steven Kruijswijk, Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), Miguel Angel Lopez (Movistar), Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe), Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation), Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic), Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious), Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates), recent Tour de Hongrie winner Damien Howson (Team BikeExchange) and Fabio Aru (Qhubeka-ASSOS) are all contenders in their own rights.

Between them, the riders on the startline for Stage 1 in Issoire have 12 Grand Tour overall victories between them.

May 30 - Stage 1 - Issoire to Issoire - 181.8km

 

23:20-01:50 AEST on SBS OnDemand

23:20 on SBS HD
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 1 profile
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 1 profile Source: ASO


May 31 - Stage 2 - Brioude to Saugues - 172.8km

 

22:20-00:50 AEST on SBS VICELAND + SBS OnDemand

Criterium du Dauphine Stage 2 profile
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 2 profile Source: ASO


June 1 - Stage 3- Langeac to Saint-Haon-Le-Vieux - 172.2km

 

22:20-00:50 AEST on SBS VICELAND + SBS OnDemand 

Criterium du Dauphine Stage 3 profile
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 3 profile Source: ASO


June 2 - Stage 4- Firminy to Roche-La-Molière - 16.4km

 

22:20-00:50 AEST on SBS VICELAND + SBS OnDemand 

Criterium du Dauphine Stage 4 profile
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 4 profile Source: ASO


June 3 - Stage 5- Saint-Chamond to Saint-Vallier - 175.4km

 

22:20-00:50 AEST on SBS VICELAND + SBS OnDemand 

 
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 5 profile
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 5 profile Source: ASO


June 4 - Stage 6- Loriol-sur-Drome to Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse - 167.2km

 

22:20-00:50 AEST on SBS VICELAND + SBS OnDemand  

Criterium du Dauphine Stage 6 profile
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 6 profile Source: ASO


June 5 - Stage 7- Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux to La Plagne - 171.1km

 

21:20-23:40 AEST on SBS VICELAND + SBS OnDemand 

Criterium du Dauphine Stage 7 profile
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 7 profile Source: ASO


June 6 - Stage 8- La Léchère-Les-Bains to Les Gets - 147km

 

21:10-23:40 AEST on SBS OnDemand 

22:10 on SBS VICELAND 
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 8 profile
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 8 profile Source: ASO


 


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Published 30 May 2021 at 1:07pm
By SBS Cycling Central
Source: SBS