The week-long stage race in the French Alps is a traditional appetiser for the Tour de France for both riders and spectators: Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome (three times) have all won the Dauphine on their way to winning the Tour. Carlton reflects on summit finishes, Alpine villages, the history of the croissant, the pros and cons of Grenoble, the testing of the bouncing bomb and Sean Kelly's party piece. Plus news of our upcoming live (online) show and so much more! Hosted by Duncan Steer. Photo: Lyon, home of nouvelle cuisine and the first-stage finish.