So far the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné has thrown a varied parcours at the riders over just three stages.

The opening prologue was thought by some to be the hardest ever, and those with overall GC ambitions either fought for the top five or found themselves adrift after just 12 minutes of racing.

The second stage was one for the sprinters, and there were some feisty manoeuvres in the closing kilometres.

These highlights show the third stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné which finished on a climb, all be it a slightly smaller one than we’ve seen in other races.

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There were plenty of attacks in the final 7km as the road went upwards, but the GC teams kept things under control and positioned their leaders well to conserve their positions in the overall standings.

Stage three covers 187.5km and contains enough climbing for gaps to appear, but the second half of the stage should allow everyone to regain contact with the peloton.

A late lump could see a breakaway go and stay away to the finish, but as always that may depend on the whim of the GC teams.