2016 Critérium du Dauphiné
The 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné was the 68th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné cycling stage race. The eight-stage race began in Les Gets on 5 June and concluded in SuperDévoluy on 12 June, and is sixteenth of the twenty-eight races in the 2016 UCI World Tour season. The Dauphiné is viewed as a preview for July's Tour de France and a number of the contenders for the general classification of the Tour participated in the race.
|2016 UCI World Tour, race 16 of 29|
|Distance||1,153.5 km (716.8 mi)|
|Winning time||29h 59' 31"|
The race was won by Chris Froome of Team Sky, successfully defending his title from the year before and becoming the fifth man to win the event three times. He won by 12 seconds over Romain Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale, with Dan Martin of Etixx-Quick-Step rounding out the podium.
Edvald Boasson Hagen of Team Dimension Data took the green jersey as winner of the points competition, while teammate Daniel Teklehaimanot took the mountains classification for the second consecutive year. Julian Alaphilippe of Etixx-Quick-Step won the young riders classification, and Team Sky won the teams classification.
UCI Professional Continental teams
|P||5 June||Les Gets||3.9 km (2.4 mi)||Prologue||Alberto Contador (ESP)|
|1||6 June||Cluses to Saint-Vulbas||186 km (115.6 mi)||Flat stage||Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)|
|2||7 June||Crêches-sur-Saône to Chalmazel-Jeansagnière||167.5 km (104.1 mi)||Hilly stage||Jesús Herrada (ESP)|
|3||8 June||Boën-sur-Lignon to Tournon-sur-Rhône||182 km (113.1 mi)||Flat stage||Fabio Aru (ITA)|
|4||9 June||Tain-l'Hermitage to Belley||176 km (109.4 mi)||Hilly stage||Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)|
|5||10 June||La Ravoire to Vaujany||140 km (87.0 mi)||Mountain stage||Chris Froome (GBR)|
|6||11 June||La Rochette to Méribel||141 km (87.6 mi)||Mountain stage||Thibaut Pinot (FRA)|
|7||12 June||Pont-de-Claix to SuperDévoluy||151 km (93.8 mi)||Medium-mountain stage||Steve Cummings (GBR)|
|1||Alberto Contador (ESP)||Tinkoff||11' 36"|
|2||Richie Porte (AUS)||BMC Racing Team||+ 6"|
|3||Chris Froome (GBR)||Team Sky||+ 13"|
|4||Dan Martin (IRL)||Etixx–Quick-Step||+ 21"|
|5||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)||Etixx–Quick-Step||+ 24"|
|6||Wout Poels (NED)||Team Sky||+ 25"|
|7||Romain Bardet (FRA)||AG2R La Mondiale||+ 29"|
|8||Adam Yates (GBR)||Orica–GreenEDGE||+ 31"|
|9||Diego Rosa (ITA)||Astana||+ 37"|
|10||Jesús Herrada (ESP)||Movistar Team||+ 39"|
In the Critérium du Dauphiné, four different jerseys were awarded. The most important was the general classification, which was calculated by adding each rider's finishing times on each stage. The rider with the least accumulated time is the race leader, identified by a yellow jersey with a blue bar; the winner of this classification was considered the winner of the race.
Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a green jersey. In the classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 10 in a stage. Points towards the classification could also be achieved at each of the intermediate sprints; these points were given to the top three riders through the line with 5 points for first, 3 for second, and 1 point for third.
There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a red jersey with white polka dots. In the mountains classification, points towards the classification were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists. Each climb was categorised as either first, second, third, or fourth-category, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs. First-category climbs awarded the most points; the first six riders were able to accrue points, compared with the first four on second-category climbs, the first two on third-category and only the first for fourth-category.
The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey. This was decided the same way as the general classification, but only riders born on or after 1 January 1991 were eligible to be ranked in the classification. There was also a team classification, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.
- In stage 1, Richie Porte, who was second in the points classification, wore the green jersey, because Alberto Contador (in first place) wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage. Chris Froome, who was third in the mountains classification, wore the polka dot jersey, because Alberto Contador (in first place) wore the yellow jersey and Richie Porte (in second place) wore the green jersey during that stage.
- In stages 2–5, Richie Porte, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the polka dot jersey, because Alberto Contador (in first place) wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.
|Denotes the leader of the general classification||Denotes the leader of the points classification|
|Denotes the leader of the mountains classification||Denotes the leader of the young rider classification|
|Denotes the leader of the team classification|
|1||Chris Froome (GBR)||Team Sky||29h 59' 31"|
|2||Romain Bardet (FRA)||AG2R La Mondiale||+ 12"|
|3||Dan Martin (IRL)||Etixx–Quick-Step||+ 19"|
|4||Richie Porte (AUS)||BMC Racing Team||+ 21"|
|5||Alberto Contador (ESP)||Tinkoff||+ 35"|
|6||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)||Etixx–Quick-Step||+ 51"|
|7||Adam Yates (GBR)||Orica–GreenEDGE||+ 57"|
|8||Diego Rosa (ITA)||Astana||+ 1' 13"|
|9||Louis Meintjes (RSA)||Lampre–Merida||+ 1' 30"|
|10||Pierre Rolland (FRA)||Cannondale||+ 2' 43"|
|1||Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)||Team Dimension Data||59|
|2||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)||Etixx–Quick-Step||54|
|3||Sam Bennett (IRL)||Bora–Argon 18||42|
|4||Dan Martin (IRL)||Etixx–Quick-Step||38|
|5||Chris Froome (GBR)||Team Sky||37|
|6||Romain Bardet (FRA)||AG2R La Mondiale||31|
|7||Richie Porte (AUS)||BMC Racing Team||27|
|8||Alberto Contador (ESP)||Tinkoff||26|
|9||Fabio Aru (ITA)||Astana||25|
|10||Adam Yates (GBR)||Orica–GreenEDGE||22|
|1||Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI)||MTN–Qhubeka||44|
|2||Tsgabu Grmay (ETH)||Lampre–Merida||39|
|3||Thibaut Pinot (FRA)||FDJ||37|
|4||Steve Cummings (GBR)||Team Dimension Data||22|
|5||Romain Bardet (FRA)||AG2R La Mondiale||22|
|6||Chris Froome (GBR)||Team Sky||21|
|7||Mikaël Cherel (FRA)||AG2R La Mondiale||16|
|8||Serge Pauwels (BEL)||Team Dimension Data||14|
|9||Richie Porte (AUS)||BMC Racing Team||15|
|10||Dan Martin (IRL)||Etixx–Quick-Step||14|
Young rider classificationEdit
|1||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)||Etixx–Quick-Step||30h 00' 22"|
|2||Adam Yates (GBR)||Orica–GreenEDGE||+ 6"|
|3||Louis Meintjes (RSA)||Lampre–Merida||+ 39"|
|4||Emanuel Buchmann (GER)||Bora–Argon 18||+ 7' 22"|
|5||Dayer Quintana (COL)||Movistar Team||+ 19' 37"|
|6||Guillaume Martin (FRA)||Wanty–Groupe Gobert||+ 20' 12"|
|7||Laurens De Plus (BEL)||Etixx–Quick-Step||+ 21' 59"|
|8||Valerio Conti (ITA)||Lampre–Merida||+ 22' 08"|
|9||Jack Haig (AUS)||Orica–GreenEDGE||+ 34' 04"|
|10||Tsgabu Grmay (ETH)||Lampre–Merida||+ 45' 04"|
|1||Team Sky||90h 04' 20"|
|2||BMC Racing Team||+ 13' 47"|
|3||AG2R La Mondiale||+ 14' 06"|
|4||Etixx–Quick-Step||+ 15' 36"|
|5||Tinkoff||+ 20' 38"|
|6||Astana||+ 40' 20"|
|7||Movistar Team||+ 46' 53"|
|8||Orica–GreenEDGE||+ 51' 32"|
|9||Cannondale||+ 53' 15"|
|10||Lampre–Merida||+ 59' 44"|
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