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Criterium du Dauphine live stream 2020: TV channels, how to watch Stage 3 for free

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Criterium du Dauphine 2020 start times

Stage 4 of the Criterium du Dauphine began at 12:10 p.m. CEST / 6:10 a.m. ET tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 15).
Stage 5 starts at 12:20 p.m. CEST / 6:20 a.m. ET, on Sunday (Aug. 16).

Stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphine live streams is in the books, and we're more than half way through the final warm-up before the 2020 Tour de France, so you bet we're locked in for another 2 days of cycling. But don't expect last year's winner to repeat. Looking for news about today's race? We've got it below (some might be trying to avoid spoilers, as not all channels show the race live).

Past winner Jakob Fuglsang is going to be at Il Lombardia instead, this weekend. Filling the void will be Egan Bernal (for Team Ineos), Primož Roglič (for Jumbo-Visma) and Nairo Quintana (for Arkéa-Samsic), each looking to climb the summit finishes fastest at the end of each of the 5 stages.

Other top contenders include Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), EF Pro Cycling's Rigoberto Urán and Sergio Higuita, and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates). Rounding out the pack are Jumbo-Visma's Tom Dumoulin and Steven Kruijswijk, Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale), Miguel Ángel López (Astana).

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ).

All of these cyclists should have their grit tested by the summits that close out each day's races. Chief among them are Col de Porte (HC), Saint-Martin-de-Belleville (1st Category) and Mégeve (2x second category).

So, now that you know who's got a good chance, let's get off to the race, and show you how to watch Criterium du Dauphine live streams no matter where you go:

How to watch Criterium du Dauphine live streams with a VPN

Going on a short trip, via bike or any other means, often means you can't use the streaming methods you normally do, but don't think you can't watch the Criterium du Dauphine just because it's not on the channels where you are. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

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Criterium du Dauphine live streams in Italy are free

Yes, you heard it from us: the Criterium du Dauphine will be on Rai Sports in Italy, throughout the day, for free. Neat, right? Wish we had that in the states.

Italians who have found themselves stranded in America could use that risk-free Express VPN trial to stream the first day of the races for free, no matter where they are. 

Criterium du Dauphine live streams in France are free too

Yes, the French get a free stream of the Criterium du Dauphine, via France 3. The race runs throughout the day, just like in Italy. 

Italians who have found themselves stranded in America could use that risk-free Express VPN trial to stream the first day of the races for free, no matter where they are. 

Criterium du Dauphine live streams in the US

There are two ways to watch Criterium du Dauphine live streams in the U.S.: actually live, or delayed on demand. 

For actually live Criterium du Dauphine action, If you want to watch the matches as they happen, you can subscribe to NBC Sports Gold. While it costs $54.99 for the period of July 27, 2020 through May 31, 2021, it also comes with an ad-free experience, interactive maps and alternative camera angles. The other option is FloBikes, which costs $30 per month and $150 per year. Your call

But since these races start awful early, you wouldn't be laughed out of the room for being OK with watching Criterium du Dauphine on fubo TV, where the races are on delay and not live streamed. Also, Fubo is a more comprehensive streaming package, offering more than just live sports.

Fubo.TV: If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front, and in addition to Criterium du Dauphine coverage, it's also got the basic TV channels, including AMC, Food Network, USA and VH1.View Deal

Criterium du Dauphine live streams in the UK

Trying to watch the Criterium du Dauphine in the United Kingdom? You'll find it on Eurosport (the standard home for cycling competitions in this region). Eurosport's coverage starts at 9:55 a.m. local time.

Eurosport can be acquired via a Sky TV or via a Eurosport Player monthly (£9.99) or annual pass (£39.99).

Criterium du Dauphine live streams in Canada

Americans and Canadians don't just share a border: we share a method of watching the Criterium du Dauphine online. That's right, Canada's best option is fubo TV, where it's on the fubo Cycling channel.

Fubo.TV: If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front, and in addition to Milan-San Remo coverage, it's also got the basic TV channels, including AMC, Food Network, USA and VH1.View Deal

Criterium du Dauphine Stage 3 recap

After Jumbo-Visma teammate Wout Van Aert won day 1, Primož Roglič has taken days 2 and 3 of the 5 stage event.

The team is on a bit of a hot-stream, as Van Aert won both the Milan-San Remo and Strade Bianche (taking place on the prior two weekends).

That being said, the a hail storm has been ruining the fun of it all, as team Start-Up Nation described the hail as a shower of "icy mini ping pong balls."

Jumbo-Visma team member Tony Martin was aided by a fan who handed him — we're not kidding — an inflatable raft to shield himself from the falling hail.