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1971 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

Cycling race

1971 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
Race details
Dates18–23 May 1971
Stages6
Distance992.5[1] km (616.7 mi)
Winning time26h 42' 39"
Results
  Winner  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (Molteni)
  Second  Luis Ocaña (ESP) (Bic)
  Third  Bernard Thévenet (FRA) (Peugeot–BP–Michelin)

  Mountains  Luis Ocaña (ESP) (Peugeot–BP–Michelin)
  Team Bic[2]
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The 1971 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré was the 23rd edition of the cycle race and was held from 18 May to 23 May 1971. The race started in Avignon and finished at Montceau-les-Mines. The race was won by Eddy Merckx of the Molteni team.

1971 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré Intro articles: 4

Teams

Nine teams, containing a total of 90 riders, participated in the race:[2]

1971 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré Teams articles: 7

Route

Stage characteristics and winners[2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 18 May Avignon 8.5 km (5.3 mi) Team time trial Molteni
1a 19 May Orange to Tournon-sur-Rhône 128 km (80 mi)  Eric Leman (BEL)
1b 19 May Tournon-sur-Rhône to Saint-Étienne 76 km (47 mi)  Eric Leman (BEL)
2 20 May Saint-Étienne to Grenoble 196 km (122 mi)  André Dierickx (BEL)
3 21 May Grenoble to Annecy 181 km (112 mi)  Bernard Labourdette (FRA)
4 22 May Annecy to Mâcon 230 km (140 mi)  André Dierickx (BEL)
5a 23 May Mâcon to Le Creusot 146 km (91 mi)  Eric Leman (BEL)
5b 23 May Le Creusot to Montceau-les-Mines 27 km (17 mi) Individual time trial  Eddy Merckx (BEL)

General classification

Final general classification[2][3]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni 26h 42' 39"
2  Luis Ocaña (ESP) Bic + 54"
3  Bernard Thévenet (FRA) Peugeot–BP–Michelin + 1' 43"
4  Raymond Poulidor (FRA) Fagor–Mercier–Hutchinson + 1' 46"
5  Désiré Letort (FRA) Bic + 2' 24"
6  Yves Hézard (FRA) Sonolor–Lejeune + 2' 31"
7  Lucien Van Impe (BEL) Sonolor–Lejeune + 3' 20"
8  Jean Jourden (FRA) Fagor–Mercier–Hutchinson + 3' 38"
9  Ferdinand Bracke (BEL) Peugeot–BP–Michelin + 3' 51"
10  Robert Bouloux (FRA) Peugeot–BP–Michelin + 4' 18"

References

  1. ^ "Critérium du Dauphiné (World Tour), France". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "23ème Dauphiné Libéré 1971". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 23 April 2004.
  3. ^ "1971 Critérium du Dauphiné". First Cycling. Retrieved 5 December 2017.

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