Who are the bookmakers’ favourites to win the Critérium du Dauphiné 2019?

Will Chris Froome secure a fourth Dauphiné victory?

Stage seven of the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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The Critérium du Dauphiné (June 9-16) is often used by GC riders as a warm up for their tilt at the Tour de France in July and is seen by many as a good opportunity to stretch their legs ahead of the three-week stage race.

The 2019 edition of the race looks to be another hotly contested one, with a number of big names set to take the start line in Sun Aurillac on Sunday.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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