Where: Switzerland When: April 30 to May 5 2019 Rank: UCI WorldTour
The Tour de Romandie is a six-stage race in the French-speaking area of Switzerland that has established itself as one of the key events leading up to the Tour de France in July, as well as being a prestigious event in its own right.
In the past decade, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Cadel Evans have all won the race directly before going on to win the Tour de France.
Traditionally, the race features time trials, hilly, flat and mountain stages.
Full details of the 2019 race route have yet to be released, but the 73rd edition of the race will commence with a time trial in Neuchâtel.
We know that we can expect a short, sharp critrium in Romont on stage three, and that the conclusion will be a potentially GC shuffling time trial in Genève.
Tour de Romandie 2019 stages
Prologue, Tuesday April 30: Neuchâtel – Neuchâtel, ITT
Stage one, Wednesday May 1: Neuchâtel – La Chaux-de-Fonds
Stage two, Thursday May 2: La Locle – Morges
Stage three, Friday May 3: Romont – Romont, criterium
Stage four, Saturday May 4: Lucens – Torgon
Stage five, Sunday May 5: Genève – Genève, ITT
Tour de Romandie: recent winners
2018: Primož Roglič
2017: Richie Porte
2016: Nairo Quintana
2015: Ilnur Zakarin
2014: Chris Froome
2013: Chris Froome
2012: Bradley Wiggins
2011: Cadel Evans
2010: Simon Spilak
2009: Roman Kreuziger
2008: Andreas Klöden