Tour de Suisse 2017 by Yuzuru Sunada

Where: Switzerland
When: June 15-23 2019
Rank: UCI WorldTour

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 2019, it takes place between June 15-23.

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 Richie Porte, and served as a preparation race for the Tour de France.

Porte seemed to be in fine form, entering the final time trial 17 seconds ahead of Nairo Quintana (Movistar), and extending his lead in the solo race to win by 1-02 ahead of Jakob Fuglsang (Astana).

Tour de Suisse 2019 stages

Stage 1, Sat June 15: Langnau – Langnau, ITT
Stage 2, Sun June 16: Langnau – Langnau, hills
Stage 3, Mon June 17: Flamatt – Murten
Stage 4, Tues June 18: Murten – Arlesheim
Stage 5, Weds June 19: Münchenstein – Einsiedeln
Stage 6, Thurs June 20: Einsiedeln – Flumserberg
Stage 7, Fri June 21: Unterterzen – Gotthard Pass, mountains
Stage 8, Sat June 22: Goms – Goms, ITT
Stage 9, Sun June 23: Goms – Goms, mountains

Tour de Suisse: Recent winners

2018 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC
2017 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin
2016 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana
2015 Simon Spilak (Katusha)
2014 Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida)
2013 Rui Costa (Movistar)
2012 Rui Costa (Movistar)
2011 Levi Leiphemier (RadioShack)
2010 Frank Schlack (Saxo Bank)
2009 Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank)
2008 Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas)
2007 Vladimir Karpets (Caisse D’Epargne)

Key info: Start list | Live TV guide

Key riders: Richie Porte | Nairo Quintana | Greg van Avermaet | Peter SaganSteven Kruijswijk

Eurosport will be showing highlights of all stages of the 2018 Tour de Suisse over June 9-17, with live coverage available on the Eurosport Player.