Watch: Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 stage one highlights

Catch up with the action from stage one of the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné, from Valence to Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert
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After Sunday’s opening individual prologue time trial, the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné continues with its first mass-start road stage from Valence to Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert on Monday, June 4.

It’s a hilly stage, encompassing 179 kilometres with a tricky finale peppered with small climbs that could easily disrupt the flow of the peloton and favour a late attack or sprint from a reduced bunch.

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Prologue winner Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) carries the coveted yellow jersey of race leader into the stage. The Pole sits just one second ahead of Dutchman Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo) overall with Italian Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) in third at three seconds.

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After Monday’s stage one, Tuesday’s following stage offers a similarly hilly parcours, with five classified climbs on its route from Montbrison to Belleville en Beaujolais over 180.5km. However, a downhill run to the finish line could help to keep the bunch together for a sprint finale.

The eight-day 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné concludes on Sunday, June 10, in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc.