2007 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré:
Route Map, Stage Details, Teams, TV Schedule, Live Updates, Results, Photos and Video

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Dauphiné Libéré 2007 Stage Details
P Sunday, June 10th 4.2 km 
GrenobleGrenoble TT
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1 Monday, June 11th 219 km 
GrenobleRoanne
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2 Tuesday, June 12th 157 km 
Saint-Paul-en-JarezSaint-Étienne
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3 Wednesday, June 13th 40.7 km 
AnneyronAnneyronTT
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4 Thursday, June 14th 197 km 
HauterivesLe Mont-Ventoux
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5 Friday, June 15th 195 km 
NyonsDigne-les-Bains  
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6 Saturday, June 16th 198 km 
GapValloire
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7 Sunday, June 17th 129 km 
ValloireAnnecy
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  Total Distance 1140 km 

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Versus highlights from all eight days:

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Stage 7 Results & Final GC Standings: Valloire → Annecy

Sunday June 17th update:: Alexander Vinokourov soloed in from 5k out for another Astana win and his second of this year's Dauphine. Christophe Moreau safely crossed with the GC contenders to win the overall title. Levi Leipheimer made a solo attack before Vinokourov did but crashed on a slippery roundabout corner where he was passed by the eventual winner while laying on the ground. Earlier, Leonardo Piepoli had gained a small advantage after taking chances on the wet, treacherous descent off of the cat 1 mountain: Col de la Forclaz before being caught on the run into the finish. David Zabriskie had another fine climbing performance hanging with the top climbers throughout the day. Read the live report on how it unfolded or Velonews' post race report. — Steve
Stage 7  Results:
1 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana            2.55.33 (44.09 km/h)
2 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne            0.37
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor-Lotto                   
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                        
5 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                
6 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Liquigas                       
7 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance             
8 Jose Antonio Redondo (Spa) Astana                   
9 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana                      
10 Alberto Contador (Spa) Discovery Channel           
11 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Discovery Channel            
12 Volodimir Gustov (Ukr) Team CSC                    
13 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                     
14 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel            
15 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir 
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Final General classification: 
1 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance    29.50.35
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor-Lotto              0.14
3 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana                 1.27
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                   1.52
5 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                 2.16
6 Alberto Contador (Spa) Discovery Channel       4.24
7 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi        5.00
8 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Liquigas                  5.01
9 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital           5.17
10 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                5.38
Tour de Suisse is now on

Stage 6 Results: Gap → Valloire

Saturday June 16th update:: On the most difficult day of the Dauphine this year featuring 7 categorized climbs and 4505m of climbing, Maxim Iglinsky becomes the third Astana stage winner. But his teammate in the chase, Andrey Kashechkin, was dropped on Col du Telegraphe and slips to 3rd in GC. Christophe Moreau, who successfully attacked? Kashechkin midway up the Telegraphe, is back in the leader's jersey and should be able to hold off Cadel Evans tomorrow to claim his first Dauphine since 2001. Read the live report on how it unfolded or Velonews' post race report. — Steve
Stage 6  Results:
1 Maxim Iglinsky (Astana)
2 Alexandre Botcharov (Credit Agricole)     0.51
3 Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom)
4 Remy Di Gregorio (Fran´┐Żaise Des Jeux)
5 Egoi Mart´┐Żnez (Discovery Channel)         2.16
6 Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
7 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Liquigas)
8 Christophe Moreau (AG2r)                  2.23        
9 Cadel Evans (Predictor-Lotto)             2.25
10 Leonardo Peipoli (Saunier Duval)
11 Alberto Contador (Discovery)             3.46
12 Bernard Kohl (Gerolsteiner)
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GC after Stage 6: 
1 Christophe Moreau (F), Ag2r            
2 Cadel Evans (Aus), Predictor-Lotto         .14
3 Andrey Kashechkin (Kz), Astana            1.27
4 Denis Menchov (Rus), Rabobank,            1.52
5 David Zabriskie (USA), CSC,               2.16
6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), Cofidis           3.17

Tour de Suisse is now on

Stage 5 Results: Nyons → Digne-les-Bains

Thursday June 15th update:: On a hilly course, Astana continued their habit of finishing one-two with teammates Antonio Colom and Alexandre Vinokourov crossing the finish line hand in hand, 3+ minutes ahead of the field. Vinokourov regains some of the 7+ minutes he lost yesterday and moves up to 8th in GC which apparently doesn't matter to him, 1:47 behind his other teammate Andrey Kashechkin who still leads. There were no changes at the top of the GC standings otherwise, but expect lots tomorrow when the race passes through the French Alps. In store for the event's penultimate stage are 7 categorized climbs and 4505m of climbing. Read more on Velonows...

Stage 4 Results: Le Mont-Ventoux

Thursday June 14th update: Preview: Today's mountaintop finish on the Mt Ventoux has given me a good reason to finish an overdue Ventoux ride report from last summer sans videos (coming soon).

I'm predicting Leonardo Piepoli takes the win. The Ventoux is the reason he's come to the Dauphine and he sure looked good at the Giro. We'll see whether he has still got it or if he's come off his peak after three weeks of racing in May. For those interested in watching stage 4, there are several sources for live video coverage of today's stage (see elsewhere on this page). Also, check out Cyclingnews' 2004 Dauphine stage report of Iban Mayo's Ventoux win in a record time. — Steve

Christophe Moreau made his move on the steep slopes with 12k to go, passed the break and never (rarely) looked back
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Stage 4 (Ventoux) Results:
1 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance
2 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Fondital      1.05
3 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi         1.22
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor-Lotto
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
6 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
7 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Liquigas
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel
9 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir
10 Alberto Contador (Spa) Discovery Channel
   Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana         7.20
   
GC after Stage 4: 
1 Andrey Kashechkin (Kz), Astana
2 Christophe Moreau (F), Ag2r,           0:14
3 Denis Menchov (Rus), Rabobank,         0:25
4 Cadel Evans (Aus), Predictor-Lotto,    0:26
5 David Zabriskie (USA), CSC,            0:26
6 Levi Leipheimer (USA), Discovery       0:53
Full ReportVeloNews


Live Coverage

Tuesday June 12th 13:25 CEST / 7:25 EDT update:

  Dauphiné Libéré viewing options:
• Video/English: Cycling.tv Premium Channel: high quality, 1200 kps video — $$
• Video/English: Cycling.tv Free2View Channel: low-quality, 100 kps video — Free
• Video/French: France 3 (viewers from restricted countries will have "access denied") — Free
• Audio/English: Eurosport — Free
• Text/English: Official Site or Velonews or Cyclingnews (starting with stage 4) — Free
• TV/English: Versus Cyclism Sundays will broadcast the Dauphiné on June 17th at 5:00 PM EDT. and Eurosport online highlights


Sunday June 10th update: Today is the start of the 59th Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, a one-week stage race in France that has become a popular, mountainous, warm-up for next month's Tour de France. Similar to our other race dashboards, such as the recently completed 2007 Giro d'Italia Dashboard, we'll find and post the links you need for the best online viewing experience. We currently have links to the stage profiles and timetables and when the event starts we will post links to the best text and video live coverage. After each stage, links to results, photos and video will be added to the stage summary table on a timely basis. As usual, don't hesitate to send me an email if you find a good link not already listed on this page. — Steve

Preview

Last year's Dauphiné winner, Levi Leipheimer (Discovery Channel), has been quiet since the Tour de Georgia in April, the last time he raced. He says he's not in top race shape because he doesn't want to peak too soon for the Tour de France; however, his wire-to-wire win of the Tour of California and two stage wins at the Tour de Georgia earlier this year give reason to expect a repeat win this year. For a detailed preview of this year's race check out: Mountainous Dauphiné lives up to traditions by Andrew Hood of Velonews or Sixty years and many mysteries by Jean-François Quénet of Cyclingnews.

2007 Dauphiné Libéré Start List with rider numbers



Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré 2007 Route Map