Dauphiné and Lombardy mark the week in cycling

The gala round, with Bernal, Thomas, Roglic, Dumoulin or Valverde, and the second monument of the season, with Evenepoel, are the main cycling events of the week.


The great figures of the peloton continue their preparation for the great challenges of the compressed cycling season. Many of the great figures of the peloton are finishing their setup for the Tour de France, while others will continue to seek challenges before their appointments marked in red on the calendar. These are the main cycling races on the calendar this week.

Criterium del Dauphiné (12-16 August): The French round is presented as the last great test for many riders before the Tour de France, with an ideal route for the men of the general classification full of mountain stages with the arrivals aloft at the Col de Porte, Saint-Martin de Belleville and the two stages with the arrival at the Mégeve plateau. The presence of great candidates for the Tour de France general classification is expected, such as Chris Froome, Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas, Tom Dumoulin, Primoz Roglic, Steven Kruijswijk, Mikel Landa, Nairo Quintana, Miguel Ángel López, Enric Mas, Alejandro Valverde, Thibaut Pinot, Dan Martin, Julian Alaphilippe, Emanuel Buchmann or Romain Bardet among others. A luxury aperitif for the Tour de France.

Great Piedmont (12 August): Several of the great figures of the peloton that will not attend the Dauphiné will try to seek victory in the Italian classic, where the presence of Jakob Fuglsang, Ion Izagirre, Fabio Aru, Andrea Bagioli, Vincenzo Nibali or Mathieu will stand out. Van der Poel among others.

Il Lombardy (August 15): The 'Classic of the Dead Leaves' advances its dates to the Italian 'Ferragosto' because of the new calendar. The runners will face a 231 kilometer track with the ascents to Colle Gallo, Colle Brianza, Madonna del Ghisallo, Colma di Sormano and the final heights of Civiglio and San Fermo della Battaglia. Cyclists of the stature of Joan Almeida, Remco Evenepoel (who will run his first monument), Tim Wellens, Jakob Fuglsang, Macximilian Schachmann, Mathieu Van der Poel, Fabio Aru, Vincenzo Nibali or the current champion Bauke Mollema will start at the second monument of the season.

Other races

Baltic Chain Tour (13-15 August)

La Périgord Ladies (15 August)

Tour Bitwa Warzawska 1920 (12-16 August)

Dwars door het Hageland (August 15)

National Championships of Portugal (14-16 August)

Romanian National Championships (14-16 August)

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