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Criterium du Dauphine 2020

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Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First), winner Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Bora-Hansgrohe's Emanuel Buchmann on the final 2019 Criterium du Dauphine podium

Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First), winner Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Bora-Hansgrohe's Emanuel Buchmann on the final 2019 Criterium du Dauphine podium (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Critérium du Dauphiné has become the Tour de France preparation race of choice in the last 10 years or so, with Team Ineos' Chris Froome choosing it over the Tour de Suisse for all four of his Tour wins, as did 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali and 2018 champion Geraint Thomas.

The 2019 Tour de France winner, Egan Bernal (Team Ineos), bucked the trend somewhat by not only choosing to ride but also winning the Tour de Suisse this year, although 2019 Dauphiné winner Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) still went into this year's Tour as one of the big favourites, but crashed out of the race on stage 16.

Owned by ASO, who also organise the Tour de France, the Critérium du Dauphiné has also in recent years often 'tested out' various new climbs ahead of them being used at the Tour, providing another reason for the Tour contenders to use it as their last big race before La Grande Boucle.

Fuglsang took the overall title at the Dauphiné for the second time in three years, having also won in 2017. He won the 2019 edition by 20 seconds over EF Education First's Tejay van Garden, with Bora-Hansgrohe's Emanuel Buchmann – who would go on to become somewhat of a revelation at the Tour with fourth place overall – in third place, a further second back.

Stages

  • Criterium du Dauphine 2020
    31 May 2020 - 7 June 2020 | WorldTour
    • Stage 1
      2020-05-31
    • Stage 2
      2020-06-01
    • Stage 3
      2020-06-02
    • Stage 4
      2020-06-03
    • Stage 5
      2020-06-04
    • Stage 6
      2020-06-05
    • Stage 7
      2020-06-06
    • Stage 8
      2020-06-07

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