Tour de Suisse

Peloton riding at the Tour de Suisse 2019
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Where: Switzerland

When: June 12-19, 2022

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 2022, it takes place between June 12-19.

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.

Tour de Suisse 2022 stages

Srage 1, Küsnacht to Küsnacht (178 km, hilly)
Stage 2, Küsnacht to Aesch (199 km, hilly)
Stage 3, Aesch to Grenchen (177 km, mountain)
Stage 4, Grenchen to Brunnen (191 km, hilly)
Stage 5, Ambrì to Novazzano (193 km, hilly)
Stage 6, Locarno to Moosalp (180 km, mountain)
Stage 7, Ambrì to Liechtenstein Malbun (196 km, mountain)
Stage 8, Liechtenstein Vaduz to Liechtenstein Vaduz (25.6 km, individual time trial)

Tour de Suisse: Recent winners

2021: Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers
2020: No race
2019: Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos
2018: Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team
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