This spring, the 73rd edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné cycling race which takes place mainly in the Alps and around the Dauphiné region will be held. It is considered a prelude to the Tour de France, giving professional cyclists the opportunity to test their physical condition in a condensed programme with a succession of stages predominantly in medium- and high-altitude mountains.
Critérium of Dauphiné
The 2021 edition will take place 30/05/2021 to 06/06/2021, starting in Issoire in the Puy de Dôme. After a series of valleys in the Auvergne, the riders will climb the legendary Alpine passes, first going through the Chartreuse with the ascent of the Col de Porte, then taking on the Col du Pré and the Cormet de Roselend, before riding up to La Plagne.
The Stage at La Plagne
The 21 hairpin bends of the road up to La Plagne, the finish line of the 7th stage on Saturday 5 June 2021, will punctuate the final kilometres in a setting alternating meadows, mountain pastures, forests and beautiful panoramas of the Beaufortain massif.
The breathtaking schedule can be followed live on France 3 and Eurosport 1 & 2.
Do not miss this event in the heart of our mountains!!