Critérium du Dauphiné 2023

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The organisers of the Critérium du Dauphiné have cooked up a next-level challenge for their Tour de France warm-up race in 2023. The route is just over 1,200km in total distance it isn't the longest edition but the final stages are uniquely difficult. From the new finish on the Col de la Croix de Fer and the Bastille of Grenoble, it will be a route to remember. (Read more)

Jumbo-Visma utterly dominated the 2022 Critérium du Dauphiné, winning the overall with Primož Roglič and second place overall with Jonas Vingegaard after the pair rode away to victory on the Plateau de Solaison. Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroën Team) was next best in the overall standings.

Wout van Aert won the points classification and Jumbo-Visma claimed the best team classification and two stages, while Tobias Halland (Uno-X) showed his promise by winning the best young riders' classification.

Critérium du Dauphiné facts

Dates: June 4-11, 2023

Start location: Chambon-sur-Lac

Finish location: Fort de la Bastille, Grenoble

Total length: 1,207.2 kilometres

Class: UCI WorldTour

2022 Critérium du Dauphiné

The Critérium du Dauphiné has been a traditional form-check for the Tour de France since its inception in 1947. It was created by the newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré much like the Tour started out as an idea to boost circulation for l'Auto.

The race was originally known as the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, but after the newspaper ended as title sponsor and the Tour de France organisers ASO took over, it has been known by its current name.

Although the Dauphiné is considered a test for the Tour, only 10 riders have won both races in the same year. Chris Froome won both three times (2013, 2015, 2016) while Bernard Hinault did the double in 1979 and 1981.

The most victories in the Dauphiné by a single rider stands at three: Luis Ocana (1970, 1972, 1973), Bernard Hinault (1977, 1979, 1981), Charly Mottet (1987, 1989, 1992), and Chris Froome (2013, 2015, 2016) are all tied for the record.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2023 schedule

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Jun 4, 2023Stage 1Chambon-sur-LacChambon-sur-Lac157.7 km
Jun 5, 2023Stage 2Brassac-les-MinesLa Chaise-Dieu167.3 km
Jun 6, 2023Stage 3Monistrol-sur-LoireLe Coteau191.3 km
Jun 7, 2023Stage 4CoursBelmont-de-la-Loire (ITT)31.1 km
Jun 8, 2023Stage 5Cormoranche-sur-SaôneSalins-les-Bains191.1 km
Jun 9, 2023Stage 6NantuaCrest-Voland168.2 km
Jun 10, 2023Stage 7Porte-de-SavoieCol de la Croix de Fer147.7 km

Critérium du Dauphiné 2023 teams

  • AG2R Citroën Team
  • Alpecin-Deceuninck
  • Astana Qazaqstan
  • Arkéa-Samsic
  • Bahrain Victorious
  • Bora-Hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • EF Education-EasyPost
  • Groupama-FDJ
  • Ineos Grenadiers
  • Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
  • Jumbo-Visma
  • Movistar Team
  • Soudal-QuickStep
  • Team DSM
  • Team Jayco-AlUla
  • Trek-Segafredo
  • UAE Team Emirates
  • Lotto-Dstny
  • Team TotalEnergies
  • Israel-Premier Tech
  • Uno-X Pro Cycling Team


  • Critérium du Dauphiné 2023
    4 June 2023 - 11 June 2023 | France | WorldTour
    • Stage 1 | Chambon-sur-Lac - Chambon-sur-Lac
      2023-06-04 157.7km
    • Stage 2 | Brassac-les-Mines - La Chaise-Dieu,
      2023-06-05 167.3km
    • Stage 3 | Monistrol-sur-Loire - Le Coteau
      2023-06-06 191.3km
    • Stage 4 | Cours - Belmont-de-la-Loire (ITT)
      2023-06-07 31.1km
    • Stage 5 | Cormoranche-sur-Saône - Salins-les-Bains
      2023-06-08 191.1km
    • Stage 6 | Nantua - Crest-Voland
      2023-06-09 168.2km
    • Stage 7 | Porte-de-Savoie - Col de la Croix de Fer
      2023-06-10 147.7km
    • Stage 8 | Le Pont-de-Claix - La Bastille – Grenoble Alpes Métropole
      2023-06-11 152.8km

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