Critérium du Dauphiné 2014: Stage 4, Montélimar - Gap 167.5 km

Critérium du Dauphiné 2014: Stage 4, Montélimar - Gap 167.5 km

Breakaway stays away? Makes for difficult predictions. On the other hand, if it's all together (or close to such) at the top of the Col de Manse then the descent into the finish could be exciting.

Does this route go around that famous hairpin turn? You know the one I'm talking about.

Aug 16, 2011
What happened to putting the maps of the stage in the stage threads too? We've always done it in the past. :confused: Unless you mind it Christopherrowe, I'm going to edit it in.

Anyways, hope to see Nibali and Contador test Froomes descending out a bit. If Froome isn't good enough on the descent, these are the types of stages where they can bridge the difference to him in the Tour.
Jun 3, 2014
Tinkoff to turn "Fuente de" mode on,
SKY to go crazy,
CNforum to crash again but...

...the reason will be different this time. ;)
Jun 4, 2014
Froome to attack on descent to show his amazing descending skills,but i don't think the forum will resist to such a blasphemy:D
del1962 said:
Time trial where Froome had no reason to take risks on descent, don't see many risks taken tomorrow by any of the main contenders, they will wait for if/when they need to at the tour for that.
But Sagan obviously had lots of reasons to take huuuuge risks :rolleyes:
Hugo Koblet said:
Does it mean that Contador is a better descender than Froome?
That he crashed? Obviously not. The ITT? I think it's the best indication we have (and the fact that Contador previously has gapped others on a descent, Froome not so much).