RACE PREVIEW: Critérium du Dauphiné

Critérium du Dauphiné
(4th – 11th June)
France 🇫🇷

Dylan Groenewegen:
“I’m looking forward to going back to the Dauphine, it is the next step in my preparation for the Tour de France in July. There are not always a lot of opportunities for the sprinters here, like we saw last year, but it is a good race to prepare and get stronger.

My form is slowly building, and it was nice to get the wins in Hungary and Veenendaal, and the goal is to keep that momentum at the Dauphine. It will not be easy, the stages are hard and we know the level of competition will be higher, but we have a strong team and the goal like always, is to win.”

Tristan Hoffman (Sport Director):
“We have Dylan lining up this weekend and we know it’s going to be difficult to set things up for a sprint because it’s a hard course this year. Stage three I think is the best opportunity, but we will still try on the other stages and we will support him. 

We also have Chris Harper who will be our GC rider, he has shown what he is capable of in the mountains in the past, and I think a top-10 overall can be a realistic goal for him.

Lawson will be a key rider for Dylan and also in the mountains, along with Rudy and Tsgabu who can swap between roles helping Dylan and Chris too. Luke is our road captain and we know he has a good time trial in the legs, so he will look to focus on the 31km TT.”