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.[1][2]

2016 Critérium du Dauphiné
2016 UCI World Tour, race 16 of 29
Race details
Dates5–12 June
Stages8
Distance1,153.5 km (716.8 mi)
Winning time29h 59' 31"
Results
Winner  Chris Froome (GBR) (Team Sky)
  Second  Romain Bardet (FRA) (AG2R La Mondiale)
  Third  Dan Martin (IRL) (Etixx–Quick-Step)

Points  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) (Team Dimension Data)
Mountains  Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI) (Team Dimension Data)
Youth  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) (Etixx–Quick-Step)
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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.

TeamsEdit

All 18 UCI WorldTeams were automatically invited and were obliged to attend the race. Four wildcard teams were also invited.[3]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics[4] and winners
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
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)

StagesEdit

PrologueEdit

5 June 2016 – Les Gets, 4 km (2.5 mi) individual time trial (ITT)
Prologue Result and General Classification
Rank Rider Team Time
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"

Stage 1Edit

6 June 2016 – Cluses to Saint-Vulbas, 186 km (116 mi)
Stage 1 Results
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis 4h 27' 53"
2   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
3   Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Argon 18 s.t.
4   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data s.t.
5   Jonas Van Genechten (BEL) IAM Cycling s.t.
6   Moreno Hofland (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo s.t.
7   Tony Hurel (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
8   Sondre Holst Enger (NOR) IAM Cycling s.t.
9   Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica–GreenEDGE s.t.
10   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alberto Contador (ESP)    Tinkoff 4h 39' 29"
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"

Stage 2Edit

7 June 2016 – Crêches-sur-Saône to Chalmazel-Jeansagnière, 168 km (104 mi)
Stage 2 Results
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team 4h 13' 43"
2   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 2"
3   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data + 2"
4   Fabrice Jeandesboz (FRA) Direct Énergie + 2"
5   Daniel Moreno (ESP) Movistar Team + 2"
6   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 2"
7   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 2"
8   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 2"
9   Valerio Conti (ITA) Lampre–Merida + 2"
10   Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 2"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alberto Contador (ESP)    Tinkoff 8h 53' 14"
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   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 27"
7   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 31"
8   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 37"
9   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 43"
10   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 48"

Stage 3Edit

8 June 2016 – Boën-sur-Lignon to Tournon-sur-Rhône, 182 km (113 mi)
Stage 3 Results
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana 4h 19' 54"
2   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha + 2"
3   Niccolo Bonifazio (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 2"
4   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Etixx–Quick-Step + 2"
5   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data + 2"
6   Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Argon 18 + 2"
7   Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2"
8   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)   Cofidis + 2"
9   Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 2"
10   Arthur Vichot (FRA) FDJ + 2"
General Classification after Stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alberto Contador (ESP)    Tinkoff 13h 13' 10"
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   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 27"
7   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 31"
8   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 37"
9   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 43"
10   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 48"

Stage 4Edit

9 June 2016 – Tain-l'Hermitage to Belley, 176 km (109 mi)
Stage 4 Results
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data 4h 39' 26"
2   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Etixx–Quick-Step s.t.
3   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)   Cofidis s.t.
4   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
5   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6   Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale s.t.
7   Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Orica–GreenEDGE s.t.
8   John Degenkolb (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin s.t.
9   Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Argon 18 s.t.
10   Luka Pibernik (SLO) Lampre–Merida s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alberto Contador (ESP)    Tinkoff 17h 52' 45"
2   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 4"
3   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 6"
4   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Etixx–Quick-Step + 9"
5   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 12"
6   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 27"
7   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 31"
8   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 35"
9   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 43"
10   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 48"

Stage 5Edit

10 June 2016 – La Ravoire to Vaujany, 140 km (87 mi)
Stage 5 Results
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 3h 32' 20"
2   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1"
3   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 19"
4   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 19"
5   Alberto Contador (ESP)   Tinkoff + 21"
6   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 25"
7   Pierre Rolland (FRA) Cannondale + 27"
8   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 27"
9   Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre–Merida + 27"
10   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Etixx–Quick-Step + 27"
General Classification after Stage 5
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Chris Froome (GBR)   Team Sky 21h 24' 59"
2   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 7"
3   Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff + 27"
4   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 37"
5   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Etixx–Quick-Step + 42"
6   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 52"
7   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 1' 08"
8   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 1' 16"
9   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 21"
10   Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre–Merida + 1' 27"

Stage 6Edit

11 June 2016 – La Rochette to Méribel, 141 km (88 mi)
Stage 6 Results
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ 4h 24' 16"
2   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale s.t.
3   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 1' 04"
4   Chris Froome (GBR)   Team Sky + 1' 07"
5   Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre–Merida + 1' 15"
6   Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff + 1' 15"
7   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 1' 17"
8   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 1' 17"
9   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Etixx–Quick-Step + 1' 21"
10   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1' 21"
General Classification after Stage 6
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Chris Froome (GBR)   Team Sky 25h 50' 22"
2   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 21"
3   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 21"
4   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 30"
5   Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff + 35"
6   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Etixx–Quick-Step + 56"
7   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 1' 02"
8   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 1' 18"
9   Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre–Merida + 1' 35"
10   Thibaut Pinot (FRA)   FDJ + 2' 12"

Stage 7Edit

12 June 2016 – Pont-de-Claix to SuperDévoluy, 151 km (94 mi)
Stage 7 Results
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Steve Cummings (GBR) Team Dimension Data 4h 05' 06"
2   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 3' 58"
3   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 3' 58"
4   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 3' 58"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 3' 58"
6   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Etixx–Quick-Step + 3' 58"
7   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 3' 58"
8   Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre–Merida + 3' 58"
9   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 4' 03"
10   Chris Froome (GBR)   Team Sky + 4' 03"
Final General Classification
Rank Rider Team Time
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"

Classification leadershipEdit

Mountains classification points[5]
Category 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
First 10 8 6 4 2 1
Second 5 3 2 1    
Third 2 1        
Fourth 1          

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.[5]

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.[5]

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.[5]

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.[5]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Team classification
 
P Alberto Contador Alberto Contador Alberto Contador Alberto Contador Julian Alaphilippe Team Sky
1 Nacer Bouhanni Nacer Bouhanni
2 Jesús Herrada
3 Fabio Aru
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen Edvald Boasson Hagen
5 Chris Froome Chris Froome Daniel Teklehaimanot
6 Thibaut Pinot Thibaut Pinot
7 Steve Cummings Daniel Teklehaimanot
Final Chris Froome Edvald Boasson Hagen Daniel Teklehaimanot Julian Alaphilippe Team Sky
Notes
  • 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.

Final standingsEdit

Legend
  Denotes the leader of the general classification[5]   Denotes the leader of the points classification[5]
  Denotes the leader of the mountains classification[5]   Denotes the leader of the young rider classification[5]
  Denotes the leader of the team classification[5]

General classificationEdit

Final general classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
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"

Points classificationEdit

Final points classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Rider Team Points
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

Mountains classificationEdit

Final mountains classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Rider Team Points
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

Final young rider classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
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"

Team classificationEdit

Final team classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Team Time
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"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clarke, Stuart (31 March 2016). "Critérium du Dauphiné 2016 route revealed with mountain prologue to start". Cycling Weekly.
  2. ^ "Critérium du Dauphiné Preview". INRNG. 3 June 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 Teams and Riders". Official website. 4 June 2016. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  4. ^ "2016 Route". Official website. 4 June 2016. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Règlement [Regulations] (PDF). Critérium du Dauphiné (in French). Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Classifications – Critérium du Dauphiné 2016". Critérium du Dauphiné. Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 19 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.

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