The 2022 Critérium du Dauphiné is underway as the build-up to the Tour de France gets in full swing after the conclusion of the Giro d'Italia.
It's the 74th edition of the week-long stage race, which this year includes a 32km time trial and two summit finishes to test the peloton as well as several sprints and hilly days.
Jumbo-Visma pairing Primož Roglič and Wout van Aert headline the start list as the pair target the yellow and green jerseys at the race, though there are plenty more big names lining up in south-eastern France.
Cyclingnews will bring you full reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the Critérium du Dauphiné. Read on to find out how to watch the Giro d'Italia via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
Other major GC names taking the start include Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), Enric Mas (Movistar), Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious), Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroën), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers), and Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates).
More riders to keep an eye on during the race include Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers), Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious), Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech), Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco), Mark Padun (EF Education-EasyPost), Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic), Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), and Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates).
How to watch the Critérium du Dauphiné in the USA, UK or Europe
The 2022 Critérium du Dauphiné will be broadcast in the United Kingdom and around Europe on Discovery+ (opens in new tab), which carries Eurosport's live coverage. A subscription to Discovery+ costs £6.99/$9.15 per month, or £59.99/$78.51 for a 12-month pass.
The races will be aired in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and in select other territories on GCN+ (opens in new tab), with a year’s subscription costing £39.99.
NBC Sports (opens in new tab) via Peacock Premium ($4.99 per month in the US) will carry the race in the USA.
The network is available via several cable subscriptions and can also be accessed over IP, via smart TV, or any other smart device, via SlingTV (opens in new tab) ($35 per month with the first month discounted by $10) or FuboTV (opens in new tab) ($64.99 per month) – both services offer free trials, too.
Other options around Europe include Rai Sport (opens in new tab) (Italy), France TV (opens in new tab), L'Equipe TV (opens in new tab) (France), NOS (Netherlands), RTBF (opens in new tab) and Sporza (opens in new tab) (Belgium), EITB (opens in new tab) (Basque Country), and RTVE (opens in new tab) (Spain).
We'll keep you updated with out 'How to Watch' guides throughout the season, with other broadcasters airing races during the year including Flobikes (opens in new tab) (A year's subscription costs $150 in the US and $209.99 in Canada).
If you live outside a broadcast zone or are on holiday outside your country and find that the live streams to be geo-restricted, you can get around this by simulating being back in your home country via a 'virtual private network', or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.
Our sister site TechRadar tested hundreds of VPNs and recommends the number-one VPN currently available as Express VPN. With ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.
Daniel Ostanek is production editor at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired as staff writer. Before Cyclingnews, he was published in numerous publications around the cycling world, including Procycling, CyclingWeekly, CyclingTips, Cyclist, and Rouleur, among others. As well as reporting and writing news and features, Daniel runs the 'How to watch' content throughout the season.
Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, and has interviewed a number of the sport's biggest stars, including Egan Bernal, Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, and Anna van der Breggen. Daniel rides a 2002 Landbouwkrediet Colnago C40 and his favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Vuelta a España.