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Geraint Thomas will use the Swiss stage race to prepare his Tour de France 2019 title defence

Geraint Thomas and David Gaudu at the Tour de Romandie 2019 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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The Tour de France 2019 is not far away, with the riders looking to be in yellow when the peloton hits the Champs-Élysées using two stage races in June to get their legs ready for 21 days of hectic racing around France.

One of these races is the Critérium du Dauphiné, which offers up a number of stages that look to replicate days in the upcoming Tour to entice riders to sign on and recon the parcours.

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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).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.