Tour de Romandie announces route

The 61st Tour de Romandie will run over 667.1 kilometres from May 1 to 6, and travel from Freiburg...

The 61st Tour de Romandie will run over 667.1 kilometres from May 1 to 6, and travel from Freiburg to Lausanne. It features a prologue, a time trial and two mountain stages.

The course was presented Thursday at a press conference by the new organizers, Jean-Pierre Strebel and Richard Chassot. They took over the race organization last fall.

The participating teams were also announced; all twenty ProTour teams plus the Swiss Professional Continental Team LPR. Riders who are expected to participate include last year's winner Cadel Evans, Oscar Pereiro, Alejandro Valverde, Robbie McEwen, Paolo Savoldelli and Michael Rogers. 15 Swiss riders are also expected.

Stages:
Prologue, Tuesday, May 1, Freiburg, 3.5 km
Stage one, Wednesday, May 2, Granges-Paccot (Frieburg) - La Chaux-de-Fonds, 157.8 km
Stage two, Thursday, May 3, La Chaux-de-Fonds - Lucens, 166.9 km
Stage three, Friday, May 4, Moudon - Charmey, 162.6 km
Stage four, Saturday, May 5, Charmey - Morgins, 155.9 km
Stage five, Sunday, May 6, Lausanne ITT, 20.4 km

Author: Monika Prell
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