Criterium du Dauphine: Start line quotes from stage 1

A dreary Sunday morning in Saint-Etienne welcomed Chris Froome and a raft of other Tour de France contenders to the Critérium du Dauphiné. Ahead of them, eight days of racing that should tell them and us a good deal about what we might expect in July. In the more immediate future, a 170km out-and-back stage with a punchy finishing circuit around Saint-Etienne. 

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