2009 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

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2009 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2009 UCI World Ranking, race 15 of 24
Race details
Dates 7–14 June
Stages 8
Distance 1,030 km (640.0 mi)
Winning time 26h 33' 15" (38.79 km/h or 24.10 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (Caisse d'Epargne)
Second  Cadel Evans (AUS) (Silence-Lotto)
Third  Alberto Contador (ESP) (Astana)

Points  Cadel Evans (AUS) (Silence-Lotto)
Mountains  Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA) (Bbox Bouygues Telecom)
Team Astana
2008
2010

The 2009 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré was the 61st edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré stage race. It took place from 7 June to 14 June, and was part of both the 2009 UCI ProTour and the inaugural World Calendar. It began in Nancy, France with an individual time trial, and ended in Grenoble. It began with a time trial, two flat stages and another time trial, and ended with four consecutive mountain stages.

Teams[edit]

As the Dauphiné Libéré is a UCI ProTour event, the 18 ProTour teams are invited automatically. They were joined by BMC Racing Team, a Professional Continental team, to form the event's 19-team peloton.

The 19 teams invited to the race are:[1]

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

7 June 2009 – Nancy, 12.1 km (ITT)

The course for the opening individual time trial was mostly flat, with the category four Côte du Haut-du-Lièvre coming after 3 km.[2] Three of the favourites for the final classification took the podium places, benefiting from improving weather after Iván Gutiérrez had held the lead for nearly an hour.[3]

Stage 1 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence-Lotto 15' 36"
2  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 8"
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 23"
4  Sébastien Rosseler (BEL) Quick Step + 33"
5  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas + 34"
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Cadel Evans (AUS) Jersey yellow.svg Jersey green.svg Jersey red.svg Silence-Lotto 15' 36"
2  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 8"
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 23"
4  Sébastien Rosseler (BEL) Quick Step + 33"
5  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas + 34"

Stage 2[edit]

8 June 2009 – Nancy to Dijon, 228 km

This was the longest stage of the 2009 Dauphiné, and its profile is mostly flat. It saw very gentle undulation until the fairly steep descent from the category four Côte de Montcharvot, 100 km from the finish. There was one other fourth-category climb on the stage.[4] A group of five riders held an advantage over the peloton that reached more than six minutes, but they were caught in the last ten km. David Millar attempted a late escape, but he was overhauled by the sprinters, including stage winner Angelo Furlan.[5]

Stage 2 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Angelo Furlan (ITA) Lampre-NGC 5h 35' 04"
2  Marcus Zberg (SUI) BMC Racing Team s.t.
3  Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick Step s.t.
4  Marco Bandiera (ITA) Lampre-NGC s.t.
5  Marcel Sieberg (GER) Team Columbia-High Road s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Cadel Evans (AUS) Jersey yellow.svgJersey green.svg Silence-Lotto 5h 50' 40"
2  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 8"
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 23"
4  Sébastien Rosseler (BEL) Quick Step + 33"
5  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas + 34"

Stage 3[edit]

9 June 2009 – Tournus to Saint-Étienne, 182 km

This was another largely flat stage, with four small category four climbs, including a relatively steep (though short) one about 40 km from the finish.[6] A group of five riders escaped after 34 km, and were able to stay more than a minute and a half clear of the main group to the finish. Niki Terpstra won in a sprint finish over his fellow escapees, and took the yellow leader's jersey from Cadel Evans.[7][8]

Stage 3 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Niki Terpstra (NED) Team Milram 4h 32' 34"
2  Ludovic Turpin (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
3  Yuri Trofimov (RUS) Bbox Bouygues Telecom s.t.
4  Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
5  Iñigo Landaluze (ESP)[9] Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey yellow.svgJersey green.svg Team Milram 10h 23' 45"
2  Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Jersey red.svg Cofidis + 26"
3  Yuri Trofimov (RUS) Bbox Bouygues Telecom + 27"
4  Ludovic Turpin (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 36"
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence-Lotto + 1' 01"

Stage 4[edit]

10 June 2009 – Bourg-lès-Valence to Valence, 42.4 km (ITT)

The second individual time trial is very similar to the first in profile, featuring only a single fourth-category climb.[10] Bert Grabsch, the current time trial world champion, won the stage. Cadel Evans won the yellow jersey back beating last stage's yellow jersey winner Niki Terpstra, who fell and finished on a replacement bike, by over 5 minutes.[11]

Stage 4 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Bert Grabsch (GER) Team Columbia-High Road 51' 26"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence-Lotto + 7"
3  David Millar (GBR) Garmin-Slipstream + 39"
4  František Raboň (CZE) Team Columbia-High Road + 40"
5  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 52"
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Cadel Evans (AUS) Jersey yellow.svgJersey green.svg Silence-Lotto 11h 16' 19"
2  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 45"
3  Bert Grabsch (GER) Team Columbia-High Road + 48"
4  František Raboň (CZE) Team Columbia-High Road + 1' 07"
5  David Millar (GBR) Garmin-Slipstream + 1' 09"

Stage 5[edit]

11 June 2009 – Valence to Mont Ventoux, 154 km

The first of the 2009 Dauphiné's four straight mountain stages sees the peloton ascend to the peak colloquially known as "Mount Baldy", some six weeks before the mountain hosts a critical stage finish in the 2009 Tour de France. There are three fourth-category climbs and a third-category climb on course, while the finish itself to Mont Ventoux is an Hors Categorie, or outside categorization climb.[12] Sylwester Szmyd and Alejandro Valverde managed to break away on the ascent of Mount Ventoux, and worked to gain over a minute lead to Haimar Zubeldia. Szmyd took the stage win, while Valverde took the yellow jersey from Cadel Evans, who finished just over 2 minutes behind. After the stage, Ivan Basso dropped out.[13][14]

Stage 5 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Sylwester Szmyd (POL) Liquigas 4h 05' 04"
2  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t.
3  Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) Astana + 1' 14"
4  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 1' 50"
5  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 59"
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Jersey yellow.svg Caisse d'Epargne 15h 23' 17"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Jersey green.svg Silence-Lotto + 16"
3  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 1' 04"
4  David Millar (GBR) Garmin-Slipstream + 1' 43"
5  Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) Astana + 2' 21"

Stage 6[edit]

12 June 2009 – Gap to Briançon, 106 km

This short stage features another outside categorization climb, the Col d'Izoard, which is visited 20 km before the finish line. The fourth-category Côte du Châteauroux-les-Alpes is visited earlier on in the stage, and the finish into Briançon is also a categorized climb.[15] 14 men formed a breakaway early in the stage, and Pierrick Fédrigo, Jurgen Van de Walle, Stéphane Goubert and Juan Manuel Gárate broke free of the lead group on the ascent on Col d'Izoard. Fédrigo won the stage, and Alejandro Valverde finished together with Cadel Evans, defending the yellow jersey.[16]

Stage 6 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2h 48' 17"
2  Jurgen Van de Walle (BEL) Quick Step + 4"
3  Stéphane Goubert (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 5"
4  Juan Manuel Gárate (ESP) Rabobank + 14"
5  Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 25"
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Jersey yellow.svg Caisse d'Epargne 18h 15' 46"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Jersey green.svg Silence-Lotto + 16"
3  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 1' 04"
4  Mikel Astarloza (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 1' 49"
5  David Millar (GBR) Garmin-Slipstream + 1' 52"

Stage 7[edit]

13 June 2009 – Briançon to Saint-François-Longchamp, 157 km

This is the queen stage of the 2009 Dauphiné Libéré, with two outside categorization climbs on course and a first-category climb to the finish in Saint-François-Longchamp. The first of those outside categorization climbs is the Col du Galibier, which at 2556 m is the highest point of the 2009 Dauphiné.[17][18]

Stage 7 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  David Moncoutié (FRA) Cofidis 4h 44' 26"
2  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 41"
3  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence-Lotto + 41"
4  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 41"
5  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 53"
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Jersey yellow.svg Caisse d'Epargne 23h 00' 53"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Jersey green.svg Silence-Lotto + 16"
3  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 1' 18"
4  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 2' 41"
5  Mikel Astarloza (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 3' 40"

Stage 8[edit]

14 June 2009 – Faverges to Grenoble, 146 km

This is branded as a mountain stage, but it is significantly less imposing than the previous three stages. There are two third-category climbs within the first 57 km of the stage, along with the first-category Montée de Saint-Bernard-du-Touvet coming 27 km from the finish. After a rapid descent from that climb, there is a stretch of 12 km to the finish that is mostly flat.[19][20]

Stage 8 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Stef Clement (NED) Rabobank 3h 30' 17"
2  Timmy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream s.t.
3  Sébastien Joly (FRA) Française des Jeux + 2"
4  Adam Hansen (AUS) Team Columbia-High Road + 1' 31"
5  Aleksandr Kuschynski (BLR) Liquigas + 1' 31"
Final General Classification
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Jersey yellow.svg Caisse d'Epargne 26h 33' 15"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Jersey green.svg Silence-Lotto + 16"
3  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 1' 18"
4  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 2' 41"
5  Mikel Astarloza (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 3' 40"

Classification leadership progress table[edit]

Stage Winner General classification
Jersey yellow.svg
Mountains classification
Jersey red.svg
Points classification
Jersey green.svg
Team Classification
Jersey yellow number.svg
1 Cadel Evans Cadel Evans Cadel Evans Cadel Evans Silence-Lotto
2 Angelo Furlan Alexandre Pichot
3 Niki Terpstra Niki Terpstra Rémi Pauriol Niki Terpstra Team Milram
4 Bert Grabsch Cadel Evans Cadel Evans Team Columbia-High Road
5 Sylwester Szmyd Alejandro Valverde Sylwester Szmyd Astana
6 Pierrick Fédrigo Pierrick Fédrigo
7 David Moncoutié
8 Stef Clement
Final Alejandro Valverde Pierrick Fédrigo Cadel Evans Astana

Results[edit]

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Jersey yellow.svg Caisse d'Epargne 26h 33' 15"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Jersey green.svg Silence-Lotto + 16"
3  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 1' 18"
4  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 2' 41"
5  Mikel Astarloza (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 3' 40"

Points classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Points
1  Cadel Evans (AUS) Jersey green.svg Silence-Lotto 97
2  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 66
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Jersey yellow.svg Caisse d'Epargne 59
4  David Millar (GBR) Garmin-Slipstream 43
5  Markus Zberg (SUI) BMC Racing Team 42

Climbers' classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Points
1  Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA) Jersey red.svg Bbox Bouygues Telecom 111
2  David Moncoutié (FRA) Cofidis 88
3  Juan Manuel Gárate (ESP) Rabobank 71
4  Christophe Kern (FRA) Cofidis 57
5  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Jersey yellow.svg Caisse d'Epargne 53

Team classification[edit]

Team Time
1 Astana 79h 58' 20"
2 Rabobank + 4' 41"
3 Ag2r-La Mondiale + 5' 56"
4 Euskaltel-Euskadi + 6' 27"
5 Française des Jeux + 18' 33"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/new,les-equipes,198,0.html (French)
  2. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/files/1240410083.pdf (French)
  3. ^ "Stage 1 Nancy -> Nancy 12.1km". cycling news.com. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  4. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/files/1240410125.pdf (French)
  5. ^ "Stage 2 Nancy -> Dijon 228km". cycling news.com. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  6. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/files/1240410147.pdf (French)
  7. ^ http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/road/2009/jun09/dauphinelibere09/?id=results/dauphinelibere093
  8. ^ "Stage 3 Tournus -> Saint-Étienne 182km". cycling news.com. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  9. ^ Tested positive for CERA during this race and was consequently removed from the results.
  10. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/files/1240410164.pdf (French)
  11. ^ "Stage 4 Bourg-Les-Valence -> Valence (ITT) 42.4km". cycling news.com. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  12. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/files/1240410181.pdf (French)
  13. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/en/news.php?idNew=338
  14. ^ "Stage 5 Valence -> Le Mont Ventoux 154km". cycling news.com. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  15. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/files/1240410195.pdf (French)
  16. ^ "Stage 6 Gap -> Briançon 106km". cycling news.com. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  17. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/files/1240410211.pdf (French)
  18. ^ "Stage 7 :: Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré Briançon -> Saint-François-Longchamp 157km". cycling news.com. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  19. ^ http://criterium.ledauphine.com/criterium09/files/1240410238.pdf (French)
  20. ^ "Stage 8 Faverges -> Grenoble 146km". cycling news.com. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 

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