Champéry- Champéry 121 km
Starting off with a bang. No weenie prologue, no token sprinter-stage. A sneaky, climby first stage with a fast uphill finish. Can't fault the Dauphiné for not being original.
Cheesy Reblochon Pick : Tom Jelte Slagter
Sneakily hiding away out of sight, even to his most ardent supporters and FSA DSs, Slagter has been waiting for this day to pounce.