Organisers have announced details of the 2006 Tour de Romandie. The six-stage race's 60th edition will run from April 25 to 30 next year and therefore provide an indicator of who is coming to form for the Giro d'Italia, which starts May 6.
The race starts with a 3.4km prologue in Geneva and will cover a total of 681.4km before finishing with a time trial in Lausanne. On the way, riders will tackle 6,631m of climbing.
Tour de Romandie 2006
Stage 1 - April 25: Genève - Genève, 3.4 km
Stage 2 - April 26: Payerne - Payerne, 171 km
Stage 3 - April 27: Porrentruy - Porrentruy, 174.7 km
Stage 4 - April 28: Bienne - Leysin, 165 km
Stage 5 - April 29: Sion - Sion, 146.9 km
Stage 6 - April 30: Lausanne ITT, 20.4 km