The Critérium du Dauphiné goes back to its standard format in 2021, with the individual time trial returning after an one-year hiatus. The route, which was exposed on Monday, will include back-to-back summit surfaces at the Alpine resorts of La Plagne and Les Gets on the final weekend.Last year’s Dauphiné was the first in the race’s history not to include a time trial. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was later relocated to mid-August and reduced to five stages, with Daniel Martínez emerging triumphant.
it is not a surprise that the discipline go back to the Dauphiné this year. Unlike some recent editions of the race, however, the time trial isn’t rather a dress rehearsal for the tests in July, considered that the phase from Firminy to Roche-La-Molière is simply 16.5 km in length.The terrain ends up being more rugged in the second half of the Dauphiné, beginning with a day customized to puncheurs on phase 5 from Saint-Chamond to Saint-Vallier. The classification 2 Côte du Montrebut comes just over 12km from the surface and functions as a perfect springboard for attackers.That stage serves as a preface to 3 requiring final days in the Alps. Phase 6 brings the race over the Col de Porte(7.4 km at 6.8 percent)prior to a two-part reach the surface at Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse by way of the category-3 climbs of the Côte de la Frette (3.7 km at 5.4 percent )and the Montée du Sappey-en-Chartreuse (3.3 km à 6.2 per cent). The penultimate phase takes in the Col du Pré (12.6 km at 7.7 percent)and the Cormet de Roseland (5.7 km at 6.5 per cent),
prior to the stiff haul to the finish at La Plagne (17.1 km at 7.5 per cent ). The hors categorie ascent has actually hosted phase finishes at the Tour de France on four occasions, starting with Laurent Fignon’s success in 1984. The Frenchman won again 3 years later, though his stage success was overshadowed by Stephen Roche’s remarkable pursuit of Pedro Delgado in the race for the yellow jersey. Alex Zülle held off Miguel Indurain to win in 1995, while Michael Boogerd won on the Tour’s last go to in 2002. The last stage of the Dauphiné includes no fewer than six classified climbs up including the Col des Aravis( 6.7 km at 7 per cent)and the Col de la Colombière(11.7 km
at 5.8 per cent). The day’s toughest climb is the hors catégorie Col de Joux Plane (11.6 km at 8.5 percent), whose summit comes simply under 17km from the finish. A sharp drop into Morzine follows, prior to the short, uncategorised reach the goal at Les Gets.The 19 WorldTour groups and 2020 Europe Tour winners Alpecin-Fenix will compete in the 2021 Dauphiné, while ASO have validated that B&B Hotels p/b KTM and Arkéa-Samsic have actually been granted wildcard invitations.2021 Critérium du Dauphiné path Sunday, May 30. Phase 1, Issoire -Issoire, 182km Monday, May 31. Stage 2, Brioude-Saugues, 173km Tuesday, June 1. Phase 3, Langeac-Saint-Haon-Le-Vieux, 172km Wednesday, June 2. Stage 4, Firminy-Roche-La-Molière, 16.5 km(private time trial) Thursday, June 3
. Stage 5, Saint-Chamond-Saint-Vallier, 175.5 km Friday, June 4. Phase 6, Loriol-sur-Drôme-Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse, 168km Saturday, June 5
. Stage 7, Saint-Martin-Le-Vinoux – La Plagne, 171.5 km Sunday, June 6. Stage 8, La
Léchère-les-Bains-Les Gets 147km
The fast males must have a more clear-cut chance on the following day’s run from Romain Bardet’s home town of Brioude to Saugues.Stage 3 brings the race to Saint-Haon-le-Vieux, which features an uphill finishing directly that may tip the balance in favour of finisseurs. Phase 6 brings the race over the Col de Porte(7.4 km at 6.8 per cent)before a two-part climb to the surface at Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse by method of the category-3 ascents of the Côte de la Frette (3.7 km at 5.4 per cent )and the Montée du Sappey-en-Chartreuse (3.3 km à 6.2 per cent). The Frenchman won again three years later on, though his phase success was overshadowed by Stephen Roche’s dramatic pursuit of Pedro Delgado in the race for the yellow jersey. The day’s toughest climb is the hors catégorie Col de Joux Plane (11.6 km at 8.5 per cent), whose summit comes just under 17km from the surface. Stage 7, Saint-Martin-Le-Vinoux – La Plagne, 171.5 km Sunday, June 6.