Critérium du Dauphiné

men|Start: 9 June|Finish: 16 June

Team Sunweb coach Aike Visbeek: “Critérium du Dauphiné presents a challenging course throughout the race with a particularly difficult final stage. Our main focus will be stage success and we aim to achieve that by riding both offensively and attentively throughout the week. The early stages will be contested by Joris and Capser, who are both in great shape with some solid results in recent races. If all continues according to plan, Tom will make his return to racing at the Dauphiné after injuring his knee at the Giro d’Italia. His recovery has been slower than we hoped for and he will undergo a final MRI scan tomorrow [Thursday], as a final check before he heads to France. Then he will use Dauphiné to get back into racing rhythm for bigger goals in July. We’ll take a day-by-day approach, taking no risk and with no focus on the GC. Alongside Tom we also have Martijn back from injury which is great, and Robert fully recovered, after his Giro was also ended early after a crash.”