Highlights of each stage of the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné will be available for fans to catch-up with all the action.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) continued his preparation for the Tour de France with victory in the prologue. The stage was especially tough and set a marker for the overall classification, as it was expected to.

>>> Alberto Contador wins the Critérium du Dauphiné prologue

A four kilometre hill climb with an average gradient of 9.7 per cent, the stage brought the favourites to the top of the standings after just 12 minutes of racing.

Chris Froome (Team Sky) had been in the hot seat for quite some time as he’d chosen to go off earlier in the day and managed to set the fastest time.

No sooner had Contador bettered Froome’s time, but Richie Porte (BMC Racing) also came in faster pushing the Sky man down to third.

Just 13 seconds split the top three, so expect to see plenty of aggressive racing and late attacks as riders aim to gain seconds on their rivals with an eye on the overall win.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2016, overall standings after prologue

1. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff, at 11-36
2. Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing, at 6s
3. Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky, at 13s
4. Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx-Quick Step, at 21s
5. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx-Quick Step, at 24s
6. Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky, at 25s
7. Romain Bardet (Fra) ag2r La Mondiale, at 29s
8. Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge, at 31s
9. Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana, at 37s
10. José Herrada (Esp) Movistar, ar 39s