The Critérium du Dauphiné started back on 3 June with the prologue time trial and comes to an exciting conclusion later today.
The Critérium du Dauphiné (and Tour de Suisse) should give us a good indication of who’s in the running for the yellow jersey at the Tour de France next month. Find out how to watch the action live here.
The 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné
The 2018 Critérium du Daupiné will cover 958.6km of riding over a prologue and seven stages between 3–10 June. This year the race includes two time trials and plenty of mountainous stages with punchy climbs.
The Dauphiné has always pitched itself as a litmus test for who is in contention for the Tour de France, so it will be interesting to see how riders perform over the course of this year’s race.
For more information about the race our friends at Cyclingnews will be staying up to date with race reports, team news, course details and more.
How can I watch the Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 live on TV in the UK?
Eurosport has live TV coverage of the Critérium du Dauphiné this year.
Amazon Prime subscribers can sign-up to for Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels for £4.99 per month. Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month but can be accessed with a 30-day free trial.
If you want to access the Eurosport Player direct it's £9.99 per month or £39.99 a year.
Alternatively, if you want a bit more versatility, you might consider subscribing to the TVPlayer PLUS Lite package for just £5.99, which gives you access to the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels along with several others (in case you ever get tired of cycling!).
How can I watch the Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 live on TV in the US?
In the US, FuboTV is providing coverage of the race. FuboTV pitches itself as a replacement for cable, so you will have to subscribe to the basic FuboTV package for $44.99 per month and then add the Fubo Cycling channel for an additional $11.99 per month.
Alternatively, you can subscribe to the NBC Sports Gold package as a standalone online streaming service, which is currently on offer for $29.99 for a subscription until 27 June. (A yearly subscription usually costs $39.99.)
How can I watch the Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 live on TV in Australia?
In Australia, the Dauphiné is broadcast on SBS. You can also watch through the SBS online viewer here.
How can I follow the Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 if I can’t watch live coverage?
In the UK, you can watch an hour of highlights each evening on ITV4, while in the US NBC Sports will be providing highlights after each stage.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 schedule
You can find the key details and timings below. You can also visit the official Critérium du Dauphiné page for more detailed information on each of the stages.
Prologue: Valence, 6.6km, 3 June
The action will be live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player from 11:08am BST.
Stage 1: Valence–Saint Just Saint Rambert, 179km, 4 June
Stage 2: Montbrison–Belleville, 181km, 5 June
Stage 3: Pont de Vaux–Louhans Châteaurenaud, 35km, 6 June
Stage 4: Chazey sur Ain– Lans en Vercors, 181km, 7 June
Stage 5: Grenoble–Valmorel, 130km, 8 June
Stage 6: Frontenex–La Rosière Espace San Bernardo, 110km, 9 June
Stage 7: Moûtiers–Saint Gervais Mont Blanc, 136km, 10 June
What comes next?
This month the Tour de Suisse will also help give us an idea about who's looking strong for the Tour de France, which will be rolling out on 7 July and arriving at the Champs Elysee on 29 July. After that, from 25 August until 16 September, the Vuelta a España will take place.
There's lots more live coverage to come this summer, so stay tuned for our updates on where to follow these events live.