Gruber Gallery: Criterium du Dauphine

    The Dauphiné was a race of two halves. The first four days of racing featured a prologue and a team time trial alongside two days for the fast finishers. The second half? Four summit finishes. Three days under 130 kilometers.

    As Lawson Craddock said: “The shorter stages mean more intense racing all around. There’s not much time to catch your breath, which adds another element of difficulty. They can be quite nice, but a lot of that depends on if you’re on the giving or receiving end.”

    Alex Howes weighed in with this gem:

    The Grubers were on the Dauphiné for the final three stages, and this gallery captures the brutal and the beauty.