Date: 5-12 June 2022
First Edition: 1947
Known by many as a traditional preparation race for the Tour de France, the Critérium du Dauphiné has a very important place in the calendar. Although in recent years some riders are trying alternative forms of preparation for the Tour, for many years this was the go-to race for most general classification contenders as they tested themselves ahead of their great goal of the season.
With the Tour and the national championships soon after, it is still seen as a preparation race in relative terms, however it is one that's highly contested every year as it comes with an immense reputation and features many stages, which give out plenty opportunities for different types of riders.
Critérium du Dauphiné final podiums:
2021 - Richie Porte - Alexey Lutsenko - Geraint Thomas
2020 - Daniel Martínez - Thibaut Pinot - Guillaume Martin
2019 - Jakob Fuglsang - Tejay van Garderen - Emanuel Buchmann
2018 - Geraint Thomas - Adam Yates - Romain Bardet
2017 - Jakob Fuglsang - Richie Porte - Dan Martin
2016 - Chris Froome - Romain Bardet - Dan Martin
2015 - Chris Froome - Tejay van Garderen - Rui Costa
2014 - Andrew Talansky - Alberto Contador - Jurgen van den Broeck
2013 - Chris Froome - Richie Porte - Daniel Moreno
2012 - Bradley Wiggins - Michael Rogers - Cadel Evans
Read all the latest news about Critérium du Dauphiné