VN Show: Suisse vs. Dauphiné: Which is the better TDF prep race?

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Editor’s note: This VeloNews Show includes images from Tim de Waele/Getty Images, YouTube/Tour de Suisse, YouTube/Velon, YouTube/Criterium du Dauphine, YouTube/Tour de France, Flickr Creative Commons

This week’s episode of the VeloNews Show is sponsored by PactimoThe Torrent Stretch Waterproof jacket is perfect for rainy, cold conditions like you find at the Tour de Suisse. 

It’s June, which means the stars of the peloton are all preparing for the Tour de France. Some of our GC heroes decided to race the Criterium du Dauphiné in France, while others ventured into Switzerland for the Tour de Suisse. Which race offers the best preparation for the TDF? Why did the top favorites brave the wind and rain and participate in the Tour de Suisse this year? How does the FIFA World Cup impact the Tour?

All of that and more on this week’s episode of The VeloNews Show.