Photo by Criterium du Dauphine
Well, the OTR League rolls onwards with the Criterium du Dauphine.
The route and start list can be found here.
Last years top 5 were:
1. Geraint Thomas
2. Adam Yates
3. Romain Bardet
4. Daniel Martin
5. Damiano Caruso
Will we start to see indicators of the form of some of the TdF contenders? This will be the 71st edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Starting in Aurillac on Sunday to finish the following Sunday in Champéry it is generally considered to be one of the last shakedowns before the TdF (La Grande Boucle), the Critérium du Dauphiné can be a decent indicator for the TdF. The Dauphiné winner has won the TdF on five occasions in the last 7 years.
Though the start list is not yet complete, a number of the key contenders for the TdF are already announced and more are likely to join. Time will tell if it will become 6 out of 8………