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Corsica, one of the volcano islands in the Mediterranean Sea, became the new host of the Criterium International in 2010. Although just west of Italy, it is one of the 26 régions of France. (photo w/ permission: Christine Vaufrey)

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News and Updates for Criterium International 2012

Full/Official Stage 3 Results (click 'Stage Standing') —
Fedrigo wins final stage of Critérium International cyclingnews
Evans seals Criterium International victory, Fedrigo takes final stage velonation
Stage 3

Finishing Climb Profile

March 24 update: The mountain stage ends this year's race which I think most people prefer. The final climb to Col de l’Ospedale is 14.2 at 6.2% -- see the finish climb profile on the left. Andreas Klöden won this stage last year and the top 10 riders finished within 20 seconds. For more stage details, see the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve

Criterium International riders ready for l'Ospedale cyclingnews

Stage 2 results

Full/Official Stage 2 Results (click 'Stage Standing') —
Evans wins Critérium International time trial cyclingnews
Stage 2
March 24 update: The individual time trial qualifies as a prologue in distance being just 6.5 km in length. The course looks like half a circle and it has a roll to it. For more stage details, see the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve

Stage 1 results

Full/Official Stage 1
Vachon wins stage 1 of Critérium International cyclingnews
Vachon beats Wyss to take stage onevelonation
Stage 1
Two half stages today in Criterium International: 90k in the ... on Twitpic March 24 update: The flat/rolling sprint stage will open up this year's event. For more stage details, see the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve

2012 Criterium International Race Preview

#CriteriumInternational: @CadelOfficial chats with race direc... on Twitpic March 22 update: The Critérium International is a two day, three stage race held in France every spring. It was formerly known as the Critérium National de la Route, first run in 1932. [The modern version consists of a rolling stage with a flat finish, a mountain stage with an uphill finish and a short time-trial].

According to wikipedia, for many years it was considered a sort of French national championship and was only opened to non-French cyclists in 1979.

The race has been won by some of the most famous names in cycling including Jacques Anquetil, Seán Kelly, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain, Stephen Roche, Laurent Fignon and Jens Voigt.

In 2010, the race was moved from Northern France (Ardenees), its home for many years, to the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.

2012 stage maps, profiles and provisional team rosters are now posted. The host towns remain the same as 2011; however, the stages have been arranged. Last year the mountain stage led off the race. This year it is the final stage. The courses/distances are also slightly different — Steve

Critérium International preview inrng
Evans hopes Critérium International is launchpad for 2012 Tour win velonews

Le Direct: Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

March 22 update: Initial details for 2012 coveage. Looks like only the Sunday mountain stage will be televised live. Check back at race time for updates to these links. — Steve
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French Television will be broadcasting live, So far no details on live or delayed Saturday coverage. Live Sun at 13:20 CET on Fracne3.
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Saturday: No live coverage showing at this time. Sunday: Eurosport 2 at 13:30 CET.
  tv schedule(see comments) United States; Highlights w/ Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll: March 25 at 11 p.m. ET
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2012 Route Map (La Carte du Parcours)

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2011 Criterium International Archived Coverage

2010 Criterium International Archived Coverage