Romain Bardet:
«Finally!»

Saturday, June 7th

A rookie at the Dauphiné, AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet who was the first Frenchman at the Tour de France last year (15th) eyes his home race with a great motivation. Read more

A time trial to begin with and
time bonus up for grab

Saturday, June 7th

The 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné features a 10.4km individual time trial in the streets of Lyon as the inaugural stage this Sunday. Read more

Van Garderen aims high at the
Dauphiné

Saturday, June 7th

Beside the trio of hot favorites composed of Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali, Tejay van Garderen is the underdog of the Dauphiné starting in Lyon this Sunday with a 10.4km time... Read more

D-2 News

Friday, June 6th

On Sunday, the battles will start in the streets of Lyon, firstly between the leading flat specialists. As for the sprinters, Thor Hushovd will be in attendance to seek a 5th stage win on the... Read more

Voeckler: "A protagonist, like
last year"

Tuesday, June 3rd

Thomas Voeckler, the stage winner in Grenoble last year, hopes to open his 2014 account in what will be his eighth Dauphiné. Read more

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Alberto Contador: «Winning isn't an obsession»

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Following what he calls the best early part of the season of his career, Alberto Contador spoke ahead of the Dauphiné from his hotel in Lyon.

“I might say the same thing every year but the Dauphiné is a key race for me ahead of the Tour de France”, Contador said. “I've not competed for about two months, since the Tour of the Basque country but I've done a solid block of training at the Teide volcano. However, I haven't done intensities really. That's to be done at the Dauphiné. It's not a goal or an obsession for me to win this race. I want to conclude it with the satisfaction of a good performance and a good recovery. I want my body to be fine for the Tour. The confidence I could gain through this race is something relative. Winning or not winning the Dauphiné wouldn't change anything for me. Maybe it would be better to not win, as I've never done that before and it could generate some doubts. I believe the inaugural time trial is good for me. Stage 2 is hard and that'll be the test for the pedaling style but the race should remain open until the second last day, which will be the real test for me.”

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