Eight British riders line up for the Criterium du Dauphine this weekend

Froome, Cummings, Rowe, Stannard, Kennaugh, Dowsett and the Yates brothers will all take part in the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné from June 7-14

Chris Froome wins stage two of the 2014 Criterium du Dauphine

(Image credit: Watson)

In stark contrast to the Britless 2015 edition of the Giro d'Italia, no less that eight British riders will line up for the start of the Critérium du Dauphiné on Sunday, June 7.

Chris Froome (Sky) is one of the leading favourites going into the prestigious week-long French stage race. He won the 2013 edition of the Dauphiné on his way to claiming the Tour de France title the same year, and will undoubtedly be seeking a similar path in 2015. Froome will face key Tour rival Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) as both riders start to reach peak form.

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