Criterium du Dauphine 2010
From sunday 6 to sunday 13, June 2010 runs the 62nd Critérium du Dauphiné, composed of a prologue and seven stages for a total distance of 1080 km.
The Critérium du Dauphiné is an important appointment for all lovers of cycling competitions and is a meeting ground for big athlets that measure themselves with the most challenging roads of the Alps, just few weeks before the Tour de France 2010.
For its route, with mountain stages, ascents along large hills and uphill finish, it's considered a good preparation for the Tour.
For the first time this year, the Critérium du Dauphiné is organized by ASO - Amaury Sport Organisation - organizer of sports events, especially in France, including the Tour de France, Paris-Nice and Paris-Dakar.
Moreover, the big news for the 2010 edition, is that borrows from the Tour the legendary Alpe d'Huez climb, with 21 laps, 14 km climb to 1000 meters in altitude.
Criterium du Dauphine 2010 Route
Criterium du Dauphine 2010 Stages
1st Stage: EVIAN-LES-BAINS > SAINT-LAURENT-DU-PONT
2nd Stage: ANNONAY > BOURG-SAINT-ANDEOL
3rd Stage: ITT MONTEUX > SORGUES 49 km
4th Stage: SAINT-PAUL-TROIS-CHATEAUX > RISOUL 212 km
5th Stage: SERRE-CHEVALIER > GRENOBLE 143,5 km
6th Stage: CROLLES > L'ALPE-D'HUEZ 151,5 km
7th Stage: ALLEVARD-LES-BAINS > SALLANCHES 150 km
Criterium du Dauphine 2010 Altimetry Alpine Stages
Saint Paul Trois Chateaux > Risoul
Flat stage leads to the final ascent, 14 km at 6.1% on average, also candidated to receive one of the arrivals of the Tour de France 2011.
Serre Chevalier > Grenoble
Simple departure after Lautaret, climb to Chamrousse, rise of 19 km at 6.5%, here Armstrong won the time trial of the Tour de France 2001.
Crolles > L'Alpe D'Huez
After the simple Grand Cucheron, climb the Glandon (21.3 km at 6.9%), before of L'Alpe D'Huez (14.2 km at 7.7%)
Allevard Les Bains > Sallanches
The easiest of the Alpine stages, however, not be underestimated. In the last 50 km is faced 5 times (latter of which 5 km from the term) the ascent of Domancy, 2.7 km to 8, 6%, which marked the hardest world's cycling competition of recent history, that of 1980, dominated by Hinault.