1972 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

The 1972 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré was the 24th edition of the cycle race and was held from 30 May to 4 June 1972. The race started in Chalon-sur-Saône and finished at Avignon. The race was won by Luis Ocaña of the Bic team.

1972 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
Race details
Dates30 May–4 June 1972
Stages5 + Prologue
Distance997.7[1] km (619.9 mi)
Winning time26h 20' 11"
Results
  Winner  Luis Ocaña (ESP) (Bic)
  Second  Bernard Thévenet (FRA) (Peugeot–BP–Michelin)
  Third  Lucien Van Impe (BEL) (Sonolor–Lejeune)

  Points  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson)
  Mountains  Luis Ocaña (ESP) (Bic)
  Team Peugeot–BP–Michelin[2]
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TeamsEdit

Ten teams, containing a total of 100 riders, participated in the race:[2]

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 30 May Chalon-sur-Saône 7.2 km (4.5 mi)   Team time trial Peugeot–BP–Michelin
1 31 May Montceau-les-Mines to Saint-Étienne 244 km (152 mi)   Roger Pingeon (FRA)
2 1 June Saint-Étienne to Bourg-en-Bresse 190 km (120 mi)   Frans Verbeeck (BEL)
3 2 June Bourg-en-Bresse to Chambéry 205 km (127 mi)   Robert Bouloux (FRA)
4a 3 June Chambéry to Grenoble 68 km (42 mi)   Luis Ocaña (ESP)
4b 3 June Valence to Romans 95 km (59 mi)   Cyrille Guimard (FRA)
5a 4 June Valence to Crest 31.5 km (19.6 mi)   Individual time trial   Luis Ocaña (ESP)
5b 4 June Crest to Avignon 157 km (98 mi)   Régis Delépine (FRA)

General classificationEdit

Final general classification[2][3]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Luis Ocaña (ESP) Bic 26h 20' 11"
2   Bernard Thévenet (FRA) Peugeot–BP–Michelin + 3' 05"
3   Lucien Van Impe (BEL) Sonolor–Lejeune + 5' 25"
4   Mariano Martínez (ESP) Van Cauter–Magniflex–de Gribaldy + 7' 20"
5   Yves Hézard (FRA) Sonolor–Lejeune + 7' 20"
6   Robert Bouloux (FRA) Peugeot–BP–Michelin + 8' 28"
7   Raymond Poulidor (FRA) Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson + 8' 35"
8   Ventura Díaz (ESP) Werner + 9' 44"
9   Agustín Tamames (ESP) Werner + 9' 53"
10   Gérard Moneyron (FRA) Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson + 9' 53"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Critérium du Dauphiné (World Tour), France". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "24ème Dauphiné Libéré 1972". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 29 January 2004.
  3. ^ "1972 Critérium du Dauphiné". First Cycling. Retrieved 5 December 2017.