The Criterium du Dauphiné went through Les Gets today

16 June 2019

The Criterium du Dauphiné went through Les Gets today at around 14:30, Julian Alaphilippe was first at montée des Gets. The pictures were taken just after the Montée. Jakob Fuglsang was the overall winner of the stage.

The Dauphiné is often used as training for the Tour de France. For example, all the following famous cyclists have all won this race at least three times: Nello Lauredi, Luis Ocaña, Charly Mottet, Bernard Hinault and Chris Froome. Bradley Wiggins won the race twice.

The picture opposite shows the break away group of 13 riders, going through Les Gets, taken from just outside the library.

The race was started in 1947 by the newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré, it covers the Rhône-Alpes region region in France, over 8 days and is always held early June, it is part of the UCI world tour, so has the same regulations and controls as the Tour de France.

Today’s route was from Cluses to Champéry, Julian Alaphilippe won the King of the Mountains Jersey.

The picture opposite shows the peloton going through Les Gets, taken from just outside the library.

The organisation is highly efficient, with roads closed for a short time, as the race went through the village.

The picture opposite shows the massive trail of support vehicles.

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