How to watch the 2023 Critérium du Dauphiné – Live streaming

Jonas Vingegaard, Primoz Roglic and Ben O'Connor on the podium at the Criterium du Dauphine in 2022
Jonas Vingegaard, Primoz Roglic and Ben O'Connor on the podium at the Criterium du Dauphine in 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 2023 Critérium du Dauphiné gets 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 75th edition of the week-long stage race and the Criterium du Dauphiné 2023 route is as challenging as ever. Look for riders like Julian Alaphilippe and Greg Van Avermaet to be in contention on the opening stage in Chambon-sur-Lac, which features a Classics-style circuit.

After a couple of stages suited to sprinters, the 31.1 kilometre individual time trial from Cours to Belmont-de-la-Loire will be the first test for defending Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and his rivals.

The first mountain stages come in the final three days with the Col de la Croix de Fer and steep climb at La Bastille the most decisive finishes.

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.

Other major GC names taking the start include Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroën), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers).

More riders to keep an eye on during the race include Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers), Giulio Ciccone and Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo), Enric Mas (Movistar) and Guillaume Martin (Cofidis).

Check out our full route guide here.

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How to watch the Critérium du Dauphiné in the USA, UK or Europe

The 2023 Critérium du Dauphiné will be broadcast in the United Kingdom and around Europe on Discovery+, 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. A year's subscription to GCN+ costs £39.99.

For cycling fans in Canada, Flobikes is your port of call for live coverage. A year-long subscription will set you back $209.99 in Canada.

NBC Sports 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 ($35 per month with the first month discounted by $10) or FuboTV ($64.99 per month) – both services offer free trials, too.

Other options around Europe include France TV, L'Equipe TV (France), NOS (Netherlands), RTBF and Sporza (Belgium), EITB (Basque Country), and RTVE (Spain).

We'll keep you updated with out 'How to Watch' guides throughout the season.

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, you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.

Criterium du Dauphine time schedule

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DateStageStartFinish (CEDT)
Jun 4, 2023Chambon-sur-Lac -- Chambon-sur-Lac13:0017:00
Jun 5, 2023Brassac-les-Mines -- La Chaise-Dieu12:3016:40
Jun 6, 2023Monistrol-sur-Loire -- Le Coteau12:0016:40
Jun 7, 2023Cours -- Belmont-de-la-Loire (ITT)13:3016:40
Jun 8, 2023Cormoranche-sur-Saône -- Salins-les-Bains11:4516:40
Jun 9, 2023Nantua -- Crest-Voland12:1016:40
Jun 10, 2023Porte-de-Savoie -- Col de la Croix de Fer10:2015:00
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Daniel Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly, Rouleur, and CyclingTips.

 

Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France and the spring Classics, and has interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Daniel also oversees The Leadout newsletter and How to Watch guides throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Volta a Portugal.