The Critérium du Dauphiné is an annual cycling road race in the Dauphiné region in the southeast of France. The race is run over eight days during the first half of June. It is part of the UCI World Tour calendar and counts as one of the foremost races in the lead-up to the Tour de France in July, along with the Tour de Suisse in the latter half of June. The race was inaugurated in 1947 by a local newspaper, the Dauphiné Libéré, which served as the event’s title sponsor until 2009. Since 2010 the race has been organized by ASO, which also organizes most other prominent French cycling races. it was a beautiful race in several wonderful places. it was also a strong starting field with many profiled riders. the first stages were mainly for sprinters, while the second half was better suited for the climbers.
In the sprint stages, Sonny Colbrelli impressed the most with one victory and three second places. in the mountains, Mark Padun impressed a lot and won last two stages. Inthe GC battle, there was excitement all the way to the last hill. In the end, Ineos managed to withstand the pressure and secure the victory for Richie Porte.
We had a wonderfull time in France. We had 12 safety signs in Dauphine and everything worked out good. Our safety signs Is doing a good job for the riders, so we hope to be back next year!