Good afternoon and welcome to the live blog of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour of Lombardy. My name is Jeroen van Barneveld and I will keep you informed of the developments in both cycling races.

  • Critérium du Dauphiné
  • Bernal does not start
  • Kruijswijk gives up after a fall
  • Finish around 4.45 pm
  • Tour of Lombardy
  • Mollema defending champion
  • Finish around 6.30pm

Tour of Lombardy · a few seconds ago

Another 180 km  - A leading group has finally formed in the Tour of Lombardy. They are eleven refugees, without Dutch. They have a three-minute head start.

The names: Joey Rosskopf (CCC), Davide Gaburro (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), James Piccoli (Israel Start-Up Nation), Petr Vakoc (Alpecin-Fenix), Florian Stork (Team Sunweb), Alexander Riabushenko (UAE Team Emirates) . Andrea Pasqualon (Circus-Wanty Gobert), Daniel Savini (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Denis Nekrasov (Gazprom-RusVelo), Emmanuel Morin (Cofidis) and Marco Fverslagi (Vini Zabù-KTM).

Critérium du Dauphiné4 minutes ago

Steven Kruijswijk is considered one of the leaders at Jumbo-Visma. The 33-year-old from Brabant finished third in the Tour de France last year, his best performance ever in the French round. It was not yet clear whether he would also be the leader for the Tour. Only on Monday, after the Critérium du Dauphiné, the team management of Jumbo-Visma would determine the hierarchy. At the moment Primoz Roglic is the classification leader in the preparatory race.

Critérium du Dauphiné15 minutes ago

Kruijswijk gives up after crash in the descent
Steven Kruijswijk gives up in the Critérium du Dauphiné. The Jumbo-Visma rider has fallen in the descent of the Col de Plan Bois and has dislocated his shoulder, his team reports. His participation in the Tour de France, which starts in two weeks, has therefore become highly uncertain. Emanuel Buchmann and Gregor Mühlberger of BORA-hansgrohe are also involved in the fall and are giving up.

15 minutes ago

Tour of Lombardy 19 minutes ago

Also in the Tour of Lombardy, especially in the hard hit Bergamo, the spectators do not seem to be too careful with the guidelines against the corona virus. At the start, they try to record the riders shoulder to shoulder with their phone on the sensitive plate.

Critérium du Dauphiné 30 minutes ago

Another 120 km  - Just before reaching the top of the Col de Plain Bois, the Belgians Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) and Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-McLaren) connect with the leading group. In short: the breakaway of the day already has fifteen riders. It seems to end there. They are more than two minutes ahead of the peloton.

Tour of Lombardy 34 minutes ago

Another 208 km  - In the Tour of Lombardy, after 23 kilometers, it is still waiting for a leading group. Several riders try to jump away from the peloton, but are not given any space.

Critérium du Dauphiné36 minutes ago

Another 127 km  - The leading group of nine has become a race of thirteen riders and now also has a Dutch contribution, because Dylan van Baarle (Team INEOS) is in front. He has joined the front with Luis Léon Sanchez (Astana) Matej Mohoric (Bahrain McLaren) and Nicolas Edet (Cofidis).

Critérium du Dauphiné one hour ago

131 km to go  - The escape of the day is a fact. The leading group consists of nine riders and is already two minutes ahead of the peloton on the Col de Plain Bois, the first climb of the day. It concerns these riders:

  • Julian Alaphilippe (Deceunick-Quick-Step)
  • Michal Kwiatkowski (Team INEOS)
  • Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Fausto Masnada (CCC)
  • Lennard Kämna (BORA-hansgrohe)
  • David de la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Marc Soler (Movistar)
  • Jack Haig (Mitchelton-SCOTT)
  • Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb)
  • an hour ago

    Critérium du Dauphiné one hour ago

    Another 138 km  - Thomas De Gendt will be joined by various top riders at the front. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Michal Kwiatkowski (Team INEOS), among others, join the Belgian adventurer. The differences are small.

    Tour of Lombardy one hour ago

    In the Tour of Lombardy the riders have to endure no fewer than six tough climbs. It concerns these cols:

  • Colle Gallo (7.4 kilometers long, average 6%)
  • Colle Brianza (4.0 kilometers long, average 4%)
  • Madonna del Ghisallo (8.6 kilometers long, average 6.2%)
  • Muro di Sormano (1.9 kilometers long, average 15.8%)
  • Civiglio (4.2 kilometers long, average 9.7%)
  • San Fermo della Battaglia (2.7 kilometers long, average 7.2%)
  • Tour of Lombardy one hour ago

    At the same time as the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Tour of Lombardy is also started in the north of Italy. The monument normally goes through life like the course of the falling leaves, but the corona crisis has brought the autumn course to the fore on the calendar. After 231 gentle kilometers, the finish is at the beginning of the evening in Como.

    Critérium du Dauphiné one hour ago

    146 km to go  - There he is finally, the adventurer par excellence of the global cycling peloton. Thomas De Gendt is looking forward to it today and is the first to leave the peloton. He hits a gap of 25 seconds, but is alone.

    Critérium du Dauphiné one hour ago

    This is the classification before the start of the fourth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Leader Primoz Roglic defends a 14-second lead:

  • Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) - 13.14.35
  • Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) +0.14
  • Emanuel Buchmann (BORA-hansgrohe) +0.20
  • Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) +0.24
  • Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) +0.26
  • an hour ago

    Critérium du Dauphiné one hour ago

    This is the profile of the fourth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. This mountain stage is 156.5 kilometers long and takes the riders over no fewer than seven Alpine cols and 4,700 vertical meters, with the finish on the Côte de Megève. Jumbo-Visma impresses, with leader and classification leader Primoz Roglic in the lead, in this most important preparatory race for the Tour de France, which starts on 29 August.

    Critérium du Dauphiné one hour ago

    153.5 km to go  - The checkered flag of the race director flies in the French atmosphere. The fourth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné has started - without INEOS leader Egan Bernal. Who will be the first to attack at the foot of the Col de Plan Bois, the first climb of the day?

    Critérium du Dauphiné2 hours ago

    Dumoulin: 'Bernal was not the very best'
    Tom Dumoulin receives the news with a shrug that Egan Bernal has signed out for the Critérium du Dauphiné due to back problems. "That sucks for him", said Dumoulin before the start of the fourth stage. "It doesn't change anything for us today. Bernal hasn't been the best the last two days."

    Critérium du Dauphiné2 hours ago

    The riders of Jumbo-Visma, who go through life in the peloton as 'Killer Bees', warm up on the roller bench for the tough fourth stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné. Because the road runs up straight from the start, the legs have to be loosened already. Jumbo-Visma will defend Primoz Roglic's leader's jersey this afternoon.

    Getting ready for a big day @dauphine in the alps with @JumboVismaRoad.

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    Critérium du Dauphiné2 hours ago

    Bernal no longer starts in Dauphiné
    Egan Bernal no longer starts in the Critérium du Dauphiné. The leader of Team INEOS has signed out just before the start of the fourth stage, the organization reports. The reason for the cancellation has not been disclosed. Teammate Geraint Thomas says that the Colombian is struggling with back problems two weeks before the start of the Tour de France. Bernal was seventh in the classification of the Dauphiné, 31 seconds behind the classification leader and Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic.

    Critérium du Dauphiné2 hours ago

    The riders in the Critérium du Dauphiné gather in the French Alpine village of Ugine for the start of the fourth stage, a tough mountain stage. Only the presence of face masks betrays that the corona virus is still raging in the world, as people crowd at the crush barriers to catch a glimpse of the riders.

    2 hours ago

    Tour of Lombardy · 4 hours ago

    Mollema: 'Lombardy is an important goal'
    Bauke Mollema will do everything he can to win the Tour of Lombardy again. "It's an important goal for me. The Tour de France remains the most important thing, but I don't think about it now", the winner of last year said in conversation with the AD . "I don't see Lombardy as a preparation race for the Tour. I rode the Route d'Occitanie and the Tour de l'Ain in preparation for Lombardy. I want to be there now."

    Tour of Lombardy · 4 hours ago

    Van der Poel does not consider himself a contender
    Although the organization of the Tour of Lombardy has put Mathieu van der Poel on the list of contenders for the classic, the 25-year-old Dutchman does not allow himself any chance in the Northern Italian cycling monument. "I have to be honest and say that this race is too difficult for me", says Van der Poel. "It is almost impossible that I will win here, especially if you look at the type of rider who participates. It will have to come from a real climber."

    Tour of Lombardy · 4 hours ago

    Bauke Mollema won the Tour of Lombardy last year, his first monument in his thirteen-year career as a professional cyclist, and is also at the start this afternoon in Bergamo. The 33-year-old Trek-Segafredo driver will be joined by a handful of big names, including Mathieu van der Poel, Jakob Fuglsang and Remco Evenepoel. The largest cannons drive the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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