Critérium du Dauphiné 2021

Présentation Critérium
Critérium du Dauphiné à La Plagne

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.


Présentation Critérium

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. 

Etape Critérium 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!!

Le Critérium du Dauphiné à La Plagne

Horaires prévisionnels de coupures de routes


| Traffic will not be allowed in the finish area

After the Plagne Soleil turning, no traffic will be allowed from 1pm to 5pm max.

| Road closures

Closed for 1hr before the riders go through.
Re-opening 15 minutes later (taking into account the variable hourly averages):

  • Les Granges: closed 1pm – 2.45pm *
  • Macot: closed 1.10 – 2.47pm *
  • Plagne Centre: closed 1.30 – 3.10pm *

Access to Plagne Villages not recommended on June 5, 2021.
All of the public car parks in Plagne Soleil are reserved for the general public.

*Times approximate

Arrivée du Critérium du Dauphiné à La Plagne


-Bike trial demonstration with Simon Masi
12am,1pm & 2pm

-Buvette: Association des commerçants de Plagne Villages


Information as of May 21, 2021


Considering the health measures in force, we recommend that the public:

- Position themselves along the course in groups of 10 people maximum

- Respect a 2m physical distance between individuals from different family groups.


Face masks must be worn along the course by anyone aged 11 and over.


Affiche Critérium


21 teams, the main participants (as of 26/05)

SOUTH AFRICATeam Qhubeka-Assos : Aru (Ita), Gogl (Aut)

GERMANY Bora-Hansgrohe : Kelderman (Hol), Kämna (All) Team DSM : Haga (Usa)

AustraliA Team BikeExchange : Bookwalter (Aus), Grmay (Eth)

BahrAIn Bahrain Victorious : Poels (Hol), Colbrelli (Ita), Teuns (Bel)

BelgiUM Deceuninck – Quick-Step : Sénéchal (Fra), Asgreen (Dan), Jakobsen (Hol) Lotto Soudal : Wellens, Gilbert (Bel) Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux : Meintjes (Afs), Vliegen, Bakelants (Bel)

United Arab Emirates UAE Team Emirates : McNulty (Usa), Kristoff (Nor)

SPAIN Movistar Team : Lopez (Col), Mas, Valverde (Esp)

UNITED-STATES EF Education - Nippo : Craddock (Usa), El Fares (Fra) Trek-Segafredo : Pedersen (Dan), Stuyven (Bel), Elissonde (Fra)

France AG2R Citroën Team : Paret-Peintre (Fra), Van Avermaet (Bel), O'Connor (Aus) Groupama-FDJ : Gaudu, Madouas (Fra) Cofidis : G.Martin, Perez (Fra), Geschke (All) Team Arkea-Samsic : Barguil (Fra), N.Quintana, Anacona (Col) B&B Hotels P/B KTM : Rolland, Gautier, Pacher (Fra)

UNITED KINGDOM Ineos Grenadiers : Thomas, Geoghegan Hart (Gbr), Porte, Dennis (Aus), Kwiatkowski (Pol)

IsraEl Israel Start-Up Nation : Froome (Gbr), Impey (Afs)

Kazakhstan Astana Premier Tech : I.Izagirre, Aranburu (Esp), Lutsenko (Kaz)

Netherlands Jumbo Visma : Kruijswijk (Hol), Vingegaard (Dan), Kuss (Usa)

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