Where: Switzerland When: June 6-13 2020 Rank: UCI WorldTour
Stage nine of the Tour de Suisse 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
Along with the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Tour de Suisse is one of the key preparation events for riders taking part in the Tour de France, in addition to being a prestigious race in its own right. In 2021, it takes place between June 6-13.
The race traditionally features a mixture of time trials, relatively flat stages for the sprinters and high mountains. In the past, the weather has also played a part in the event, with the high mountain passes often affected by poor conditions and snowfall.
The outgoing edition was won by Egan Bernal, and served as a preparation race for the Tour de France.
Bernal was on fine form as he beat Bahrain-Merida’s Rohan Dennis to the overall win, before going on to win the Tour.
The 2020 race did not go ahead due to the Coronavirus pandemic but should return in 2021.
2020: No race
2019: Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos
2018: Richie Porte (Aus) BMC
2017: Simon Špilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin
2016: Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana
2015: Simon Špilak (Slo) Katusha
2014: Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
2013: Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team
2012: Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team
2011: Levi Leiphemier (USA) RadioShack
2010: Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank
2009: Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank
2008: Roman Kreuziger (Lux) Liquigas
2007: Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse D’Epargne