2010 Criterium du Dauphine

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    2010 Stages

    Prologue Sunday, June 6 2010
    The Critérium du Dauphiné (prior to 2010 known as the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré) is an annual cycling road race, run over eight stages in the Dauphiné region in France during the first half of June. The race was inaugurated by a local newspaper, the Dauphiné Libéré, which gave its name to the event.

    For many years, organisation of the event was shared between the newspaper publishers and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO): in 2010, the newspaper ceded all organisational responsibility to the ASO, and the race's name was abbreviated. Along with the Tour de Suisse, the Dauphiné is an important race in the lead-up to the Tour de France in July, and it is part of the UCI World Ranking calendar.

    Because the Dauphiné is a mountainous area, the winners are often climbing specialists. Many climbs that are famous from the Tour de France, like the Mont Ventoux, l'Alpe d'Huez, the Col du Galibier or Col de la Chartreuse, appear often in the Dauphiné Libéré. All cyclists who have won the Tour de France five or more times have also won the Dauphiné Libéré.

    Prologue Sunday, June 6 2010
    Evian-les-Bains (ITT) 6.8 km ( Discussion )

    Stage 1 Monday, June 7 2010
    Evian-les-Bains - Saint-Laurent-du-Pont 191 km

    Stage 2 Tuesday, June 8 2010
    Annonay - Bourg-Saint-Andéol 177 km

    Stage 3 Wednesday, June 9 2010
    Monteux - Sorgues (ITT) 49 km

    Stage 4 Thursday, June 10 2010
    Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Risou l210 km

    Stage 5 Friday, June 11 2010
    Serre-Chevalier - Grenoble 143.5 km

    Stage 6 Saturday, June 12 2010
    Crolles - Alpe-d’Huez 151.5 km

    Stage 7 Sunday, June 13 2010
    Allevard-les-Bains - Sallanches 148 km

    Start List

    AG2R La Mondiale
    Guillaume Bonnafond
    Maxime Bouet
    Dimitri Champion
    Cyril Dessel
    Biel Kadri
    David Lelay
    Julien Loubet
    Christophe Riblon

    Astana
    Alberto Contador Velasco
    David De La Fuente Rasilla
    Dmitriy Fofonov
    Jesus Hernandez Blazquez
    Daniel Navarro Garcia
    Benjamin Noval Gonzalez
    Oscar Pereiro Sio
    Andrey Zeits

    Caisse d'Epargne
    Juan Jose Cobo Acebo
    Arnaud Coyot
    Imanol Erviti
    Christophe Moreau
    Mathieu Perget
    Ruben Plaza Molina
    Luis Leon Sanchez Gil
    Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez

    Euskaltel - Euskadi
    Jorge Azanza Soto
    Inaki Isasi Flores
    Egoi Martinez De Esteban
    Alan Perez Lezaun
    Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez
    Romain Sicard
    Ivan Velasco Murillo
    Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui

    Footon - Servetto

    Jose Alberto Benitez Roman
    Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso
    Arkaitz Durán Aroca
    David Gutierrez
    Enrique Mata
    Aitor Perez Arrieta
    Rafael Valls Ferri
    Johnnie Walker

    Francaise Des Jeux
    Pierre Cazaux
    Sébastien Chavanel
    Rémy Di Gregorio
    Anthony Geslin
    Matthieu Ladagnous
    Christophe Le Mevel
    Thibault Pinot
    Benoît Vaugrenard

    Garmin - Transitions
    Tom Danielson
    Fredrik Kessiakoff
    Michel Kreder
    Trent Lowe
    Christian Meier
    David Millar
    Thomas Peterson
    Peter Stetina

    Lampre - Farnese Vini

    Alfredo Balloni
    Grega Bole
    Vitaliy Buts
    Mauro Da Dalto
    Enrico Magazzini
    Adriano Malori
    Manuele Mori
    Marcin Sapa

    Liquigas Doimo
    Francesco Bellotti
    Daniele Bennati
    Mauro Finetto
    Jacopo Guarnieri
    Kristjan Koren
    Aleksandr Kuschynski
    Vincenzo Nibali
    Sylvester Szmyd
    Brian Vandborg

    Omega Pharma-Lotto
    Mario Aerts
    Christophe Brandt
    Mickael Delage
    Jean Christophe Peraud
    Jurgen Roelandts
    Staf Scheirlinckx
    Jurgen Van Den Broeck
    Jurgen Van Goolen

    Quick Step
    Dario Cataldo
    Kevin De Weert
    Andrei Kunitski
    Branislav Samoilav
    Kevin Seeldrayers
    Andreas Stauff
    Kevin Van Impe
    Marco Velo

    Rabobank
    Dmitriy Kozontchuk
    Sebastian Langeveld
    Paul Martens
    Denis Menchov
    Koos Moerenhout
    Bram Tankink
    Maarten Tjallingii

    Sky Professional Cycling Team
    John-Lee Augustyn
    Edvald Boasson Hagen
    Sylvain Calzati
    Russel Downing
    Peter Kennaugh
    Nicolas Portal
    Geraint Thomas
    Davide Vigano

    Team HTC - Columbia
    Lars Ytting Bak
    Gert Dockx
    Bert Grabsch
    Hayden Roulston
    Aleksejs Saramotins
    Kanstantsin Siutsou
    Tejay Van Garderen
    Peter Velits

    Team Katusha
    Laszlo Bodrogi
    Giampaolo Caruso
    Vladimir Gusev
    Alexandr Kolobnev
    Evgeni Petrov
    Egor Silin
    Nikolai Trussov
    Stijn Vandenbergh

    Team Milram
    Wim De Vocht
    Markus Eichler
    Artur Gajek
    Roger Kluge
    Christian Knees
    Roy Sentjens
    Niki Terpstra
    Fabian Wegmann

    Team Radioshack
    Janez Brajkovic
    Ben Hermans
    Christopher Horner
    Geoffroy Lequatre
    Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho
    Sébastien Rosseler
    Tomas Vaitkus
    Haimar Zubeldia Agirre

    Team Saxo Bank
    Juan José Haedo
    Frank Hoj
    Jonas Aaen Jorgensen
    Baden Cooke
    Anders Lund
    Jaroslaw Marycz

    Bbox Bouygues Telecom
    Giovanni Bernaudeau
    Steve Chainel
    Pierrick Fedrigo
    Cyril Gautier
    Vincent Jerome
    Laurent Lefevre
    Pierre Rolland
    Nicolas Vogondy

    Cervelo Test Team
    Davide Appollonio
    Stefan Denifl
    Daniel Lloyd
    Joaquin Novoa
    Oscar Pujol
    Gabriel Rasch
    Martin Reimer
    Dominique Rollin

    Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne
    Stéphane Auge
    Samuel Dumoulin
    Julien El Fares
    Christophe Kern
    Sébastien Minard
    Amaël Moinard
    Rémi Pauriol
    Rein Taaramae

    Saur - Sojasun
    Jerome Coppel
    Jérémie Galland
    Jonathan Hivert
    Guillaume Levarlet
    Laurent Mangel
    Jean-Marc Marino
    Julien Simon
    Yannick Talabardon
     
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    2010 Critérium du Dauphiné News

    Contador plays down Dauphiné chances
    Despite being the only rider in last year’s top eight to return to the Dauphine, Alberto Contador has ruled himself out of winning the competition this year.
    Link: Contador Plays Down Dauphiné Chances | Cyclingnews.com

    Dauphiné: RadioShack and Quick Step announce line-ups
    Teams RadioShack and Quick Step have finalised their rosters for the upcoming Criterium du Dauphiné, that start this Sunday in Evian-les-Bains on the shore of Lake Léman.
    Link: Dauphiné: RadioShack And Quick Step Announce Line-ups | Cyclingnews.com
     
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    Riders to watch include: Alberto Contador, Samuel Sánchez, Haimar Zubeldia, Jurgen Van den Broeck, Janez Brajkovic, Denis Menchov, Tom Danielson and David Millar.

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    Hmmm, tough one to pick the prologue winner thanks to the hill, means some of the GC specialists have a better chance than normal and you can't just go with a TTer for the win. Despite that I'm going to pick Millar since he's targeting the prologue with Contador to take second.
     
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    Contador has won it.
    He may consider his new TT bike test successful. Maybe he came straight from the beach, sat on his bike for the first time and won short TT. He's sending a message to Luxembourg. Reports are saying that his rivals, who competed in Luxembourg, are in very good shape... Beyond expectation. So he's doing something beyond expectations too.
     
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    Prologue Results

    1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:08:34
    2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:02
    3 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 0:00:05
    4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:10
    5 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:12
    6 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
    7 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    8 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:13
    9 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
    10 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:14
     
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    Stage 1: Evian-les-Bains - Saint-Laurent-du-Pont 191km

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    GC before stage 1

    1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:08:34
    2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:02
    3 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 0:00:05
    4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:10
    5 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:12
    6 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
    7 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    8 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:13
    9 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
    10 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:14

    2010 Critérium du Dauphiné News

    Tour prep, not Dauphine win, is crucial: Contador
    Alberto Contador insists that perfecting his time trial position during the Dauphine Libere is more crucial to his Tour de France preparations than winning the prestigious one-week race.
    The Dauphine kicks off on Sunday with a short 6km prologue time trial, but from then on it just gets harder and harder as the peloton heads slowly upwards into the Alps.
    With a 49km time trial on stage three, one of the highlights of the week will be stage six when the peloton tackles the 21 hairpin bends of the Alpe d'Huez.
    Link: AFP: Tour prep, not Dauphine win, is crucial: Contador

    Menchov 35th in prologue, still chasing form in advance of Tour
    Rabobank team leader Denis Menchov had a quiet enough prologue yesterday in the Criterium du Dauphiné, finishing 24 seconds behind the winner Alberto Contador (Astana) in placing 35th.
    Link: Dauphiné: Menchov 35th in prologue, still chasing form in advance of Tour | VeloNation Cycling News and Reference

    Contador fastest in Dauphine prologue
    The Spaniard completed the 4.2-mile time trial around Evian-les-Bains on Sunday in 8 minutes, 34 seconds. Tejay Van Garderen of the United States was the runner-up, two seconds behind.
    Link: Dauphine Libere: Alberto Contador takes Criterium du sprint opener - ESPN

    Contador won’t defend Critérium du Dauphiné leadership
    Alberto Contador won the prologue of the Dauphiné despite playing down his chances prior to the Alpine race but quickly warned that he won’t defend his yellow jersey in the early days of the race.
    Link: Contador Won?t Defend Critérium Du Dauphiné Leadership | Cyclingnews.com

    HTC-Columbia's Van Garderen gets his feet wet
    HTC-Columbia's Tejay Van Garderen is heading to the Critérium du Dauphiné this weekend in what the team says will be a test to show how the young talent might perform in a Grand Tour. The 21 year old has had an excellent start in his first season with the HTC-Columbia team. He rode to two second place finishes in stages at the Presidential Tour of Turkey to secure him second place overall, and put in an impressive ride at the recent Tour of California for team leader and eventual winner Michael Rogers.
    Link: Critérium du Dauphiné: HTC-Columbia's Van Garderen gets his feet wet | VeloNation Cycling News and Reference

    Alberto Contador cruises to win at Daupine Libere prologue
    The two-time Tour de France champion made an ideal start to the week-long race by completing the 6.8-kilometer time trial around Evian-les-Bains in 8 minutes, 34 seconds. "This is my first competition since I took a break after Liege-Bastogne-Liege," Contador told the event's website. "I'm here to prepare for the Tour, it remains my main goal this week."
    Link: Alberto Contador cruises to win at Daupine Libere prologue - USATODAY.com

    Contador plays down Dauphiné chances
    Despite being the only rider in last year’s top eight to return to the Dauphine, Alberto Contador has ruled himself out of winning the competition this year.
    Link: Contador Plays Down Dauphiné Chances | Cyclingnews.com
     
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    Stage 1 results
    1 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 4:47:24
    2 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia
    3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    4 Steve Chainel (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
    5 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
    6 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
    7 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team
    8 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
    9 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto
    10 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne

    General classfication @ stage 1
    1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 4:55:58
    2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:02
    3 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 0:00:05
    4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:10
    5 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:12
    6 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
    7 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:14
    8 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
    9 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:15
    10 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions
     
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    Just read that Zubeldia broke his wrist on the today's stage and might not be able to ride the tour. That would be a pretty big loss for RadioShack if he can't go. He brings a lot of experience in grand tours.

    Tomorrow's stage 2 looks like a good one for a break away to succeed.
     
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    TT today. At this rate Contador is going to win this as well. Unless he goes max to the top of the hill and then just coasts to the finish. Maybe Millar has a chance of winning this one if Contador is holding back?
     
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    He is looking good, apparently they're trying to let breaks go so he looses the leaders jersey :D
     
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    hard luck aplenty at this dauphine. p. velits out with a broken collarbone. come to think of it, there has been a good deal of carnage all season long. aggressive riding to fight for results?
     
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    Brajkovic destroyed opposition today. On every time check he was gaining time. Unlike Contador who was losing time on every checkpoint. At the end, Contador was 1:45 behind Brajkovic and around 50 seconds behind Menchov. Even if it was just for training - it's bad. I can't remember when was the last time Contador lost this much in TT.
    Nice opportunity for Brajkovic to win the race.
     
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    Class ride by Brajkovic and since he doesn't have to be on top form for the TdF they can afford to support him to the win whilst people like Contador and Menchov hold themselves back.

    And that's what I think of Contadors performance, measured with July in mind. I wouldn't say it's indicative of poor form, he just doesn't want to be in yellow in this race.
     
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    Off course his goal is the Tour and he's repeating he hasn't come with ambition to win the race. But he also said that he couldn't find the rhythm and didn't feel the best during this TT. Comparing his result with Menchov's, who's also targeting and peaking for the Tour, I think it was weak performance... And Menchov isn't in same circle of favorites with Contador.
    However, I do think Contador will be at his best for the Tour.

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    Brajkovic even had to change his bike... Imagine what would be the margin if didn't have to.
    As I wrote, I can't remember when Contador lost a TT with so significant difference.
     
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    Stage 3 Results Monteux - Sorgues (ITT) 49km
    1 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 1:01:51
    2 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:26
    3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:43
    4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:53
    5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:00:55
    6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:01:46
    7 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:56
    8 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:09
    9 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha 0:02:14
    10 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:15
     
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    He did a good time trial for a climber, a climber should be loosing ~ 2-3 minutes to TT specialists in a 50km TT :)
     
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    I've had my eye on Brajkovic ever since he took the maillot oro at the Vuelta, nice to see him take a big win against big opposition.
     
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    Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 4: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Risoul 210km

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    This should be a cracker of a stage, the finishing climb is 1870 metres high. Alberto Contador will probably find himself back in the yellow jersey :D

    1. Alberto Contador
    2. Denis Menchov
    3. Chris Horner
     
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    Menchov for stage victory, Brajkovic to stay in the jersey, Contador a minute behind Menchov.
    I don't believe Contador will race today.
     
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