Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d’Or to Saint-Christo-en-Jerez
Stage two, Monday August 13
Vienne to Col de Porte
Stage three, Tuesday August 14
Corenc to Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Stage four, Wednesday August 15
Ugine – Megève
Stage five, Thursday August 16
Megève to Megève
About the Critérium du Dauphiné
Usually lasting for eight days, the Critérium du Dauphiné is a sort of compressed version of the Tour, with a variation of Alpine mountains, time-trials, flat and hilly stages held across France’s terrain that resembles what awaits the riders come July.
But in 2020 the race has a different look, every single day sees a summit finish with no sprint days or time trials in sight. It has also been shortened to just five days to fit into the new post-pandemic calendar.
This race has in the past been a key focus for Team Ineos (Sky): not only have the team won six of the past nine editions (twice through Bradley Wiggins in 2011 and 2012 and three times through Chris Froome in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and via Geraint Thomas in 2018), they also tend to dominate the race with imposing performances across the whole team, with their supporting riders often outperforming other teams’ leaders.