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How to watch the Critérium du Dauphiné – live stream, TV, results

Team Bora rider Germanys Lennard Kamna celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the fourth stage of the 72nd edition of the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race 153 km between Ugine and Megeve on August 15 2020 Photo by EDDY LEMAISTRE POOL AFP Photo by EDDY LEMAISTREPOOLAFP via Getty Images
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The Critérium du Dauphiné – the final key stage race before the Tour de France – is well under way. The cream of the crop of stage racing are currently taking on the final day of a race which brings five summit finishes in five days this week.

Jumbo-Visma's Wout Van Aert came out on top on the opening stage in Saint-Christo-en-Jarez before his team leader Primož Roglič took a comprehensive victory on the first major summit finish of the Col de Porte on stage 2. Davide Formolo and Lennard Kämna took stages 3 and 4, with the latter seeing Roglič, Egan Bernal, Steven Kruijswijk and Emanuel Buchmann all leave the race.

Cyclingnews will be bringing you full live coverage, reports, results, news and analysis before, during and after the race.

Read on to find out how to watch the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.

Despite the withdrawal of several big contenders, a number of Tour de France team leaders will be testing their mettle on the final day's mountainous course.

Julian Alaphilippe heads up a powerful Deceuninck-QuickStep selection, while Colombian duo Rigoberto Urán and Sergio Higuita lead EF Pro Cycling and Tadej Pogačar will be UAE Team Emirates' contender. Nairo Quintana leads Arkéa-Samsic.

Jumbo-Visma still have Tom Dumoulin as they test out seven-eighths of their Tour squad. At Ineos, Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Pavel Sivakov remain.

AG2R La Mondiale are led by Romain Bardet, who departs for Sunweb next year, and Astana's Miguel Ángel López is working towards his Tour debut. Mikel Landa leads Bahrain McLaren, and fellow Spaniards Enric Mas and Alejandro Valverde head up Movistar.

Other star names include Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) and Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott).

Summit finishes come every day of the race, which features 27 categorised climbs. Highlights include finishes at the HC-rated Col de Porte, the first category Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and two second-category finishes at Mégeve.

Check below for all the details of how to watch all the action at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Critérium du Dauphiné live stream

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The Critérium du Dauphiné will be aired comprehensively across a number of networks, and will be aired live across Europe, Asia and Australia via Eurosport and on the Eurosport Player.

You can sign up for a subscription to Eurosport Player for £6.99 / $9.16 for a month, £4.99 / $6.54 for a year-long monthly pass, or £39.99 / $52.42 for a 12-month pass.

The GCN Race Pass, available on the GCN app, is also airing the race in the UK and Australia. Access in the UK will set you back £39.99 for a year, although a special offer currently lets you subscribe for just £19.99. The special offer in Australia – until August 12 – is AU$59.99, and then rises, only a little, to AU$64.99. There's also an option to pay for the Race Pass month-by-month, although the year pass is much better value.

British broadcaster ITV will also show highlights of the race daily at 7pm on their ITV4 channel.

FloBikes will show the race in North America. Subscribing to FloBikes will set you back $30 per month or $150 for the year, and gives you access to watch most of the season's biggest races.

In the USA, another option lies in NBC Sports Gold, which will set you back $54.99 for a year's subscription that includes a number of other major races.

The race will also be shown on various broadcasters around Europe, including Rai Sport in Italy, RTBF in Belgium, and on France 3 in France.

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 getting access to them by simulating being back in your home country via a 'virtual private network', or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.

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.

Race schedule

Wednesday, August 12

Stage 1: Clermont-Ferrand – Saint-Christo-en-Jarez, 218.5km

10:55 – 16:22 CEST / 04:55 – 10:22 EST

Thursday, August 13

Stage 2: Vienne – Col de Porte, 135km

13:00 – 16:27 CEST / 07:00 – 10:27 EST

Friday, August 14

Stage 3: Corenc – Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, 157km

12:10 – 16:24 CEST / 06:10 – 10:24 EST

Saturday, August 15

Stage 4: Ugine – Megève, 153.5km

12:10 – 16:49 CEST / 06:10 – 10:49 EST

Sunday, August 16

Stage 5: Megève – Megève, 153.5km

12:20 – 16:50 CEST / 06:20 – 10:50 EST