2017 route: back to the Alpe d'Huez

Thursday, March 16th

The 69th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné (June 4–11) will bring many of the Tour de France favourites head-to-head, pitting them against the fearsome Mont du Chat for the first time in... Read more

2017 Dauphiné : teams selection

Thursday, January 26th

The organisers have chosen the teams that will take part in the 75th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné (June 4-11). Read more

Going all out

Thursday, March 16th

Cycling fans develop a very particular attachment to the history of the places they visit. As a result, the familiar features of the 2017 Dauphiné route are likely to be music to the ears of even... Read more

Dauphiné 2017: Saint-Etienne 70 years on

Tuesday, September 27th

70 years after the birth of the Critérium du Dauphiné, the start of the 2017 edition will take place in Saint-Etienne on June 4, 2017 with a 170km stage on the programme. This will be a race the... Read more

Chris Froome and Stephen Cummings: rule Britannia!

Monday, June 13th

Great-Britain's Stephen Cummings claimed his first ever stage victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné thanks to a 60-km long solo breakaway while his compatriot Chris Froome sealed his third overall... Read more

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Main sponsor

Institutional Partners

Région Auvergne - Rhône Alpes

Official broadcasters

Official media sponsors

Le Dauphiné Libéré France Info France Bleu

Official partners

Savoie Mon+Blanc

Official supplier

LCL, Partner of the Yellow and Blue Jersey

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LCL Banque

LCL is truly committed to cycling and has been present on the Tour de France since 1981. Today it rewards the leader of the general classification of the stage races organised by A.S.O. throughout France.
LCL reinforces its presence throughout the year thanks to internationally renowned cycling races including:

  • Paris-Nice
  • Critérium International
  • Paris-Roubaix
  • Critérium du Dauphiné
  • Tour de France
  • Paris-Tours

Discover all of LCL’s news on the following social networks:
Facebook : facebook.com/LCL | Twitter : @MaillotjauneLCL | Instagram : @lclbanque


REGION OF AUVERGNE-RHÔNE-ALPES, Partner of the white polka dot jersey, best climber

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Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Currently presided over by Laurent WAUQUIEZ, the new extended region of Auvergne-Rhône Alpes remains more than ever a traditional partner of the Critérium du Dauphiné, a living monument to the history of cycling which we host every year with pride. One of the most beautiful races in the world, both because of its route as well as for the quality of the riders who take part, the Critérium is above all a magnificent showcase for our region, where cycling fans can discover an immense outdoor playground in an outstanding natural setting. As a mountainous region with three mountain ranges covering more than two-thirds of the region, it’s no surprise that Auvergne-Rhône Alpes awards the prize for the best climber with the polka-dot jersey. Our region loves sport and believes in its values. Effort, work, merit, determination, solidarity and respect: sport is at home in Auvergne-Rhône Alpes. This is even truer for cycling, which forms part of our region’s DNA.


TISSOT, official Timekeeper

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Cycling is one of the sports to which, Tissot, the number one Swiss traditional watchmaker in terms of volume and a member of the Swatch Group – the world’s largest watch producer and distributor – is most committed. It has been a sponsor of cycling events for over 50 years, including for the Tour de France from 1988 to 1992. Proud of its Swiss origins, Tissot further enhances its commitment by its association to the International Cycling Union (UCI) in 1995. These sponsorships are a mean for Tissot to attract a wide audience of people who can associate themselves with this sport based on endurance and achievement. Further to this partnership, Tissot becomes Official Timekeeper and Sponsor of the World Championships of road, track, mountain bike, BMX and the World Cup Classics track series as well as the Mountain Bike World Cup. Today, Tissot is proud to be back as Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France, one of the most prestigious road cycling events in the world.


Ragt semences, Official partner and sponsor of the stage winner

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RAGT Semences

At the head of a cycling team during two seasons, 2004 and 2005, RAGT Semences and through it farmers, signed its come back in the pack in 2012.

Thanks to its research, RAGT Semences produces seeds for farmers. Its 17 subsidiaries market them all around the world with a hundred of sellers who live daily close to farmers and distributors.

In the agricultural world, RAGT Semences is known especially for its varieties of corn, wheat, sunflower, rape and grasses.

For people, RAGT Semences, are hard wheat varieties used in the manufacturing of pastas of the biggest french brands, but also seeded grass which make global reputation of numerous sports grounds.


Škoda, Official car and partner of the green jersey

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ŠKODA, partner of all cycling fans, is excited to be supporting the peloton once again in 2016!

This year the new ŠKODA Superb will be accompanying the riders on the roads at cycle events.

The Superb not only has an impressive design but is also more intelligent and practical than ever: thanks to the biggest boot capacity in category and a spacious interior, it’s the ideal vehicle for cycling enthusiasts!

With ŠKODA, make driving on the roads of Criterium du Dauphiné easy!

www.skoda.fr www.welovecycling.com

Savoie Mont-Blanc, Partner of the white jersey, best climber

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Savoie Mont-Blanc

The app provides comprehensive information about 325 circuits, divided into three categories (waymarked circuits – long-distance rides – greenways and cycleways). For each route you will find a GPS itinerary, a description, photos, technical details and opening dates for passes. The geolocation function indicates the nearest circuits to where you are staying or where to find cycling-friendly accommodation if you are touring. Other features include information about repair shops, food stores and local club rides. An integrated timing system tells you how long your ride took and allows you to compare your times via social networking sites.


Dimension Data, Official partner

Dimension Data

A technical tour de force, accelerated by DIMENSION DATA.
The digital era outstrips every preceding age tenfold. It is an era for greatness. Technology and data hold the key to transforming your business in ways that we have barely begun to define. Dimension Data helps you make the most of technological transformation to achieve great things in the digital era. Unleash the power of data thanks to digital infrastructures, react more quickly and smartly with hybrid cloud, improve your staff and client experience with workspaces of tomorrow, and reduce risk with cybersecurity storage. Dimension Data is your technological partner, wherever you are and at every stage of your technological journey. We bring your ambitions to life.


Randstad, Official partner

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RANDSTAD, an official partner of the Critérium du Dauphiné, is proud to associate its image with this legendary cycling race.

The Randstad France Group specialises in HR services and is involved in every stage of working life: recruitment, skills assessment, work life, training and mobility.

RANDSTAD aims to foster continuous innovation, based on quality service to companies and candidates. Thanks to its network of 830 agencies, present throughout the country, the group displays its determination to promote and attract the best talents, while respecting their diversity.


Ag2r La Mondiale, Official partner

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AG2R La Mondiale

Insurance, health, savings, retirement, social commitment: AG2R LA MONDIALE is a leading group in the personal insurance field.

We offer all of our 18 million clients tailor-made innovative solutions to safeguard their income, protect their health and cover them in the event of life accidents.

Our presence in all major cities, our commercial network and regional management structure means that our clients can be assured of local attention wherever they are in the country.

A partnership company with a joint and mutual governance structure, we have developed a unique social protection model which combines solidarity and performance.

This unique approach to our profession has encouraged us to be involved in cycling for the last 18 years to promote our values and to support health care by favouring physical exercise.

AG2R LA MONDIALE: the very opposite of every man for himself.


le coq sportif, Official partner

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le coq sportif

The emotions of the route

Since 2012, the French brand Le Coq Sportif has made its highly technical products and tailor-made services available to the Tour de France’s riders.

The official partner of the third biggest sporting event in the world and of many emblematic cycling races such as La Vuelta, Paris-Nice and Critérium du Dauphiné, LE COQ SPORTIF also supports enthusiasts, in particular on L’Étape du Tour, the benchmark event on the amateur cycling calendar. Discover our “Cyclisme Performance” collections, which take advantage of the technological advances developed for the leaders of the Tour de France, in Le Coq Sportif boutiques and on lecoqsportif.fr.


Mavic, Providing assistance during the race

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Mavic, your trusted partner for 127 years. Mavic, a French manufacturer of wheel systems, rims, pedals and computers for cycling, was founded in 1889 in Lyon. Mavic develops and manufactures a range of technical and innovative equipment for sports cyclists, from beginners to professional riders. Mavic is also accompanies you at the biggest sports events with its yellow and black technical assistance. Discover all the details on mavic.com and on the official Facebook page, YouTube and Mavic on Vimeo video channels.


GOPRO, Partenaire officiel

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GoPro is proud to be an official partner of the Tour de France and A.S.O. for the second time in 2016. This partnership brings new perspectives to the most prestigious cycling race in the world and allows fans a closer access to the sport they love than ever before. By mounting cameras to the fastest cyclists worldwide as they take on the 21-stage race, GoPro will be capturing immersive content, putting cycling fans inside the peloton. The smallest, lightest and most versatile GoPro camera enables even professional cyclist to capture their toughest head-to-head battles when every ounce of weight and wind resistance is a factor. GoPro will be publishing the content on its social channels, providing incredible moments captured across the races. Stay tuned to the GoPro YouTube, Instagram, Facebook channels to experience this year’s most exciting races close up within the peloton.


Le dauphiné libéré, Official media partner

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Le Dauphiné Libéré

Since its first edition on 12th of June 1947, the Critérium du Dauphiné has been very closely linked to the history of paper, providing a wonderful sounding board for the race through its sports pages.

Since its first edition on 12th of June 1947, the Critérium du Dauphiné has been very closely linked to the history of paper, providing a wonderful sounding board for the race through its sports pages.

Today we continue to inform our readers by dedicating 8 pages every day to this 68th edition, so that they can follow the adventures and achievements of the peloton’s greatest riders, stage after stage, on the roads of our beautiful region.


France Info, Official media partner

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France Info

FRANCE INFO is continuing its collaboration with the Critérium du Dauphiné, one of the major events on the cycling calendar! Fabrice Rigobert, a journalist from the sports department, will cover the Critérium du Dauphiné live. France Info covers the major cycling races and the biggest sports events in general: the French Open, the Moselle Open, the Open 13, the Rugby Top 14, the Tour de France, the Solitaire du Figaro, the Division I and 2 football championship matches, etc.

Catch up on all the sports news every day on the air with FRANCE INFO during the “France Info Sport” feature.


France Bleu, Official media partner

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France Bleu

With a cumulative audience of 7.2 %, i.e. nearly 4 million listeners daily*, the FRANCE BLEU network (44 local radio stations) is maintaining its close relationship with its loyal listeners.

Tune in for news of the Critérium du Dauphiné every day live from the finish line on France Bleu Pays de Savoie, France Bleu Isère, France Bleu Drôme Ardèche and France Bleu Saint-Étienne Loire.

All your frequencies are available on: francebleu.fr

*Source: 126, 000 Médiamétrie interviews carried out from Jan to March 2016, with a population aged 13 years and over, from Monday to Friday, from 5am to midnight.


FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS, Official TV broadcaster

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France TV Sport France TV Sport

The historic partner of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the official producer of the race's international broadcast, in 2016 FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS will once again offer exceptional live coverage of the race’s eight stages from Sunday 5th to Sunday 12th June on France 3. Thierry Adam and Laurent Jalabert will provide commentary for these broadcasts, while Nicolas Geay and Cédric Vasseur will take it in turns on motorbikes in the heart of the race.

There will also be complete coverage of the race in the programmes Stade 2 and Tout le Sport, as well as the news and sports news programmes of France 3 Rhône-Alpes and France 3 Alpes. All the stages will be broadcast live on simultaneous video on francetvsport as well as the francetvsport applications for mobiles and tablets and will be available on catch-up TV on francetv pluzz.

Each year, France Télévisions, the leading broadcaster of unscrambled mode cycling programmes, offers unrivalled coverage of the cycling season on France 3 with in particular, a dozen or so races live, (including several women’s races for the third year in a row), one-day or stage races (in addition to the races broadcast on the regional France 3 stations) and over 140 hours of airtime, from Paris-Nice to Paris-Tours, to Paris-Roubaix, the Critérium du Dauphiné, the French and the World Championships and of course the Tour de France. This extensive programme makes France Télévisions the leading channel for sport and the key broadcaster in terms of cycling events.


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