Britain's defending champion Chris Froome won the first stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, an individual time-trial in Lyon, on Sunday.
Froome finished the 10.4km course in 13min 13sec, 8sec ahead of biggest rival Alberto Contador of Spain.
Early pace setter Bob Jungels of Luxembourg finished third at 9sec ahead of American Andrew Talansky.
Monday's second leg is a 156km ride between Tarare and the Col du Beal, with a final climb of 13.6km at 6.6 percent.
Date created : 2014-06-08