Etixx-Quick-Step announce Critérium du Dauphiné squad

Julian Alaphilippe will look to continue his strong form in the spring as Etixx-Quick-Step announce their lineup for the Critérium du Dauphiné

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Julian Alaphilippe and Tony Martin lead a balanced Etixx-Quick-Step team for the Critérium du Dauphiné, which starts on June 7, with stage wins the likely goal for the Belgian team.

In Alaphilippe, Etixx have an on-form rider capable of taking a win on rolling stages at the start of the week, coming off a second-place finish at the Tour of California in May, but after a win on the queen stage in America he will look to test himself up the Alpine climbs.

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“Dauphiné is a balanced race,” Etixx sports director Brian Holm said. “There are short stages with the right mix of high mountain stages, stages for sprinters, and even a TTT that comes back after many years.

“So, it’s always a nice race, as it was last year with a spectacular final stage. We go there with a good and motivated team, with the objective to try and do well in any of the race situations.”

Etixx-Quick-Step squad for the Critérium du Dauphiné
Julian Alaphilippe
Maxime Bouet
David De La Cruz Melgarejo
Tony Martin
Pieter Serry
Niki Terpstra
Stijn Vandenbergh
Martin Velits