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With two mountain stages remaining at Criterium du Dauphine and Team Sky's Chris Froome was firmly in control.

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News and Updates for Critérium du Dauphiné 2013

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Stage 8 Post-Race Coverage

26 Big Photos from Stage 8 (more photos added)sirotti/flockton
Full Official Stage 8 Results and General Classificationletour
De Marchi wins final stage of Dauphinécyclingnews
Chris Froome confirms 2013 Criterium du Dauphine title; Alessandro De Marchi wins finalevelonews
Chris Froome: “We’ve got some good reasons to be confident”velonation
Stage 8 On-Demand Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
26 Big Photos from Stage 8 (more photos added)sirotti/flockton

June 8 update: The race wraps up with one more ski resort finish, the 14 km @ 6.7% cat 1 climb to Risoul, first visited by the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2010. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 8 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 7 Post-Race Coverage

26 Big Photos from Stage 7sirotti/flockton
Full Official Stage 7 Results and General Classificationletour
Samuel Sanchez takes stage 7 of Criterium Dauphine; Chris Froome holds leadvelonews
Sanchez sprints to stage win at Superdévoluycyclingnews
Chris Froome on the verge of title after solid penultimate
Samuel Sanchez delighted with queen stage win at Dauphiné Libérécyclingnews
Content with form, Alberto Contador tows Michael Rogers to 3rd in Dauphinevelonews
Stage 7 On-Demand Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
26 Big Photos from Stage 7sirotti/flockton
More Stage 7
June 7 update: The race concludes this weekend with two high mountain stages in the French Alps. First up is a route heading south from Le Pont-de-Claix featuring a HC climb up the famous Alpe d'Huez (photos and ride report), the cat 2 Col de Sarenne (photos and ride report), two cat 1's followed by the cat 3 (4 km at 5.7%) uphill finish to Superdévoluy, a ski resort. With almost 4000m of climbing, albeit front-loaded, lets call this the Queen Stage. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 7 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage

37 Big Photos from Stage 6sirotti/flockton
Full Official Stage 6 Results and General Classificationletour
Voeckler wins Dauphine stage in Grenoblecyclingnews
Voeckler cruises to Dauphine stage 6 win as race enters weekend finalevelonews
Stage 6 On-Demand Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
37 Big Photos from Stage 6sirotti/flockton
More Stage 6
June 6 update: Stage 6 is a flat then hilly stage with four categorized climbs starting at the halfway point along a 143 km southerly course which finishes with a descent and then flat finish in Grenoble. Unlike some of the race announcers, I'll predict a break succeeds as it often does in Grenoble, the most popular stage host in the history of this race. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage

38 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti/flockton
Full Official Stage 5 Results and General Classificationletour
Froome wins in Valmorelcyclingnews
Froome rides into the yellow jersey at the Criterium du Dauphinevelonews
Chris Froome imposes himself on the stage five Valmorel finishvelonation
Froome confirms Tour favourite status at Dauphinécyclingnews
Yellow jersey day an "awesome" experience for Rohan Denniscyclingnews
Rolland left frustrated after Dauphiné crashcyclingnews
Busche nearly nails Dauphine stage win at Valmorelvelonews
Contador: I'm where I want to becyclingnews
Stage 5 On-Demand Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
38 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti/flockton
More Stage 5
June 5 update: Stage 5 is a lumpy stage that ends in a 12.7 km uphill finish to Valmorel, a ski resort in the Rhône-Alpes. The climb has your typical steady ski resort grade in this case averaging 7%. At just five seconds back on GC, Chris Froome (Sky) should move into the race lead after this stage. With so many riders out of GC contention, don't be surprised to see a break of quality riders succeed on this stage. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage

33 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti/flockton
Full Official Stage 4 Results and General Classificationletour
Martin continues time trial winning streak in Dauphinécyclingnews
Martin grabs stage 4 time trial win at Criterium du Dauphinevelonews
Contador blames allergies for sub-par Dauphiné time trialcyclingnews
Dauphine time trial triggers red flags for Contadorvelonews
Dennis surprised to move into Dauphiné leadcyclingnews
Porte: Don’t rule out Contador for the Tourcyclingnews
Vaughters hails Dennis’ Dauphiné success, confirms he is in the running for Tour de France slotvelonation
Chris Froome moves into second behind Rohan Dennis after time
Stage 4 On-Demand Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
33 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti/flockton
More Stage 4

June 4 update: Unlike previous years, this is year's individual time-trial is a relatively short 32.5 km in length which may seem decent for an ITT in a one week stage race, but often the Critérium du Dauphiné TT is over 50 km in length.

Starting from Villars-les-Dombes, a commune in the Ain department in eastern France, riders will do a flat 32.5 km loop ending at a bird park outside of town. A reshuffling of the GC is in-store before we hit the mountain stages and it will be interesting to see how our race leader, David Veilleux (Team Europcar), fares with his healthy 1:56 advantage as the last rider.

Normally, World ITT Champ Tony Martin would be the favorite for a stage like this, but apparently he's under the weather so look for Chris Froome (Sky) to post the best time and claim the Yellow Jersey. At the recent Tour de Romandie, Chris Froome finished 34s back of Tony Martin's winning time on the final day, flat, 18.5 km individual time-trial while David Veilleux finished 78th 2:17 off the pace. So unless Veilleux pulls off a personal best performance ++ he'll lose the race leader's jersey. — Steve

See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 4 ITT Start Order and Times (CET, subtract 6 hours for EDT)

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage

17 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti
Full Official Stage 3 Results and General Classificationletour
Boasson Hagen sprints to Dauphiné stage wincyclingnews
Boasson Hagen wins stage 3 at Dauphine in a sprintvelonews
Boasson Hagen takes stage three after frenetic final kilometresvelonation
Boasson Hagen happy to play team role at Tour de Francecyclingnews
17 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti
Stage 3 On-Demand Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
More Stage 3
June 3 update: Stage 3 moves west into the Rhône-Alpes in the area north of Lyon. Wednesday's stage will have a similar finish (map and profile below) to Stage 2 and since there are fewer hills, there should be more sprinters (Nacer Bouhanni, Michael Matthews and Thor Hushovd) around to contest another sprint finish, this time in Tarare. Once again there are several sharp turns in the last kilometer. — Steve

See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage

11 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti
Full Official Stage 2 Results and General Classificationletour
Viviani wins stage 2cyclingnews
Elia Viviani finally opens his 2013 account with stage two sprintvelonation
Viviani takes stage 2 at Criterium du Dauphinevelonews
Stage 2 On-Demand Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
11 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti
Stage 2 Highlights (2:40 Spanish)
More Stage 2
June 2 update: Stage 2 features a classics-like course with six categorized climbs in the final 115 km, but nothing more than a cat 2 plus many uncategorized lumps. Starting from Châtel which the peloton passed through on Stage 1, the race heads west along the Swiss-French border south of Lake Geneva. After 191 km, the longest stage of this year's race, and many hills, the finish (profile and map below) is slightly downhill and twisty into Oyonnax. The final km is flat with two 90 degree right turns close together (180 degree turn?). — Steve

See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage

17 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti
Full Official Stage 1 Resultsletour
Veilleux solos to victory in Dauphiné openercyclingnews
David Veilleux takes solo breakaway win in short Champéry openervelonation
Illness sees Talansky lose time at Criterium du Dauphinécyclingnews
Winner's comments; Victory for Veilleux in Dauphiné openerteameuropcar
Stage 1 On-Demand Broadcast (English, subscription req'd)
17 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti
More Stage 1
June 1 update: Stage 1 gets right down to business early on with the cat 1 Côte de Morgins (9.2 km @ 6 %) cresting just 12 km into the race. A break will form here, but it will likely get reeled before the return to Champéry with the first yellow jersey up for grabs. Although, this hilly stage starts and finishes in Champéry, Switzerland, much of the course is in France. The finish, see profile left, features a modest 6 km drag which will thin the field out before the course levels out in the final km. It kicks up again with 150m and one corner to go. Look for a bunch sprint. — Steve

See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.

2013 Critérium du Dauphiné Preview

This is the third time this year that Chris Froome and Alberto Contador will meet. They both podiumed at Tour of Oman and Tirreno-Adriatico earlier this year.

June 1 update:
Official Startlist w/ bib
Contador won’t obsess about Froome’s form for Tour: “A three week race can’t be based on two riders”velonation
Team Saxo Tinkoff underlines importance of Critérium du Dauphiné for Contadorvelonation
Chris Froome: "Everything is heading in the right direction for the Dauphiné"velonation
Dauphiné set to reveal the form of Tour contendersafp/

May 31 update:
Preview &
Froome, Contador to square off in Tour preview, Criterium du Dauphinevelonews
Chris Froome eyes strong showing in Criterium du Dauphiné
Contador prepara la Dauphiné con vistas al Tour, Telediario A la Carta (1:00 Spanish)
2013 Dauphine Criterium Race Previewbicycling
Tony Martin headlines Omega Pharma-Quick Step team for Critérium du Dauphinévelonation
Critérium du Dauphiné 2013: Who will win?
Gerrans fine-tuning Tour de France form in Critérium du Dauphinévelonation
De Gendt hoping to be back on track for Tour de France ambitions at Dauphinécyclingnews

May 30 update:
Team NetApp-Endura sending strongest line up possible to the Critérium du Dauphinévelonation
Cunego chases stage win at Critérium du Dauphinécyclingnews
Samuel Sanchez looks to make amends at Critérium du Dauphinécyclingnews
Voeckler and Rolland to test condition at Critérium du Dauphinécyclingnews
BMC to focus on stage wins at Critérium du Dauphinécyclingnews

May 29 update:
Contador: If my legs feel good, I'm not scared of Froome or Wigginscyclingnews
Critérium du Dauphiné Course Previewpodiumcafe

May 28 update:
2013 Race Posterletour

May 27 update:
Tour favourites prepare for Dauphine
Tony Martin pleased with eight wins to datecyclingnews

May 27 update:
Ag2r La Mondiale withdraws from Critérium du Dauphiné to honor MPCC rulesvelonews

April 15 update:
2013 Critérium du Dauphiné route unveiledcyclingnews
Alpe d’Huez highlight of 2013 Critérium du Dauphiné route, race to begin in Switzerlandvelonation

Race History with Past Winnerswikipedia

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Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

May 29 update: Below are the initial online and tv options for viewing the 2013 Critérium du Dauphiné. Unrestricted links are in bold. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve

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   live video (english)
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USA & Canada; Stage 7 Live at 1055 UTC (0655 EDT) with Marty Macdonald & Sean Yates; subscription required. Subscribers will also get access to the As-Live Repeat Broadcast.

   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
   live video (french)
   live video (french)
  tv schedule(see comments)
French; Jun 2 13h20 - 15h10; Jun 3-7 13h50 - 14h50; Jun 8 13h25 - 14h55; Jun 9 13h20 - 14h55
eurosport    live video (english)
   live video (french)
   tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
Live and delayed coverage. Live video for Thursday thru Sunday stages on Eurosport Intl and/or Eurosport 2
   live video (italian)
   live video (italian)
  tv schedule
Rai; Italian
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
SBS in Australia: live online coverage followed by delayed tv coverage
   live video (norwegian)
  tv schedule
Norway; Live on TV 2
   live video (japanese)
  tv schedule
   french internet audio daily on France BLEU: radio schedule
   delayed video (english)
  tv schedule (see comments)
North America; delayed on NBCSN - 12am ET (stgs 2-6), 1am ET (stg 7), 5pm ET (stg 8)
 live ticker live text updates/official ticker and key moments; French ticker as well

 live text updates English text updates
live text updates ES Spanish text updates from Biciciclismo.
 live ticker Italian live ticker
 live ticker (german) German updates
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2013 Critérium du Dauphiné Route Map

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