Five things to look out for at the Tour de Suisse 2022 - including a win for Evenepoel

Can Remco conquer the mountains? Will Ineos make it a hat-trick? Is Pinot ripening for the Tour de France? We look ahead to eight days of racing in Switzerland.

Remoc Evenpoel wins Liege 2022
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While the Critérium du Dauphiné remains the traditional entrée ahead of July’s plat principal, the Tour de Suisse is no less nourishing for those looking to whet their appetite ahead of the Tour de France.

First raced in 1933 the week-long stage race affords plenty of opportunity. Riders looking to make the Tour de France selection have eight stages on which to make an impression. Those already sure of their place in the eight-man line ups will find it useful preparation, with plenty of high altitude climbing and an individual time trial mimicking the demands of the le tour. As for the teams, it’s a chance to make some final assessments, a compare and contrast exercise used alongside the Dauphiné, as they ready their troops for the three biggest weeks of the year.

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