Tour de Romandie 2018 Route stage 1: Fribourg - Delémont
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - At 166.6 kilometres, the route of the 1st stage of the Tour de Romandie travels from Fribourg to Delémont. The route takes in four intermediate climbs before the race ends on descent.
Fribourg hosts the prologue and has been a Tour de Romandie host city many times prior, but for Delémont and a pro-cycling peloton we have to go back to 2014. That year, the 6th stage of the Tour the Suisse finished in the Renaissance style town. Although the race traveled over four intermediate climbs it came down to a group sprint with Matteo Trentin turning out on top.
Although it’s been a while since a pro-cycling peloton last visited Delémont the inhabitants do like to ride their bicycles – or, for that matter, use other non-motorized transport. Every June, 34 kilometres of roads are made car-free in order to make it available for bikes and skaters.
Four years Trentin’s victory Delémont will cheer upon his successor following a race with four intermediate climbs. The first one is 4.3 kilometres at 8.3% and the crest is reached at kilometre 40.7 in Lignières. The route drops down to the valley only to climb up the Col Pierre Pertuis – 2.5 kilometre at 6% and with its summit at kilometres 74.7. On descent the riders enter a 29.5 kilometres circuit around Delémont with two times a haul up Le Sommet. This 6.2 kilometres climb is averaging 6.4% and following a short descent the climb continues for 3 kilometres at almost 3%. The last time over the top it’s 10.4 kilometres left to the line, mostly downhill yet the 4 final kilometres are on the flat.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 1st stage Tour de Romandie 2018.
Tour de Romandie 2018 stage 1: Route maps, height profiles and more
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Favourites - Tour de Romandie 20 Overview - Tour de Romandie 20 Stage 5: Sprint victory Pascal Ackermann, Primoz Roglic overall winner - Tour de Romandie 20 Stage 4: Fuglsang solos to victory, Roglic retains in lead - Tour de Romandie 20 Stage 3: Bernal fastest in ITT, Roglic still in lead - Tour de Romandie 20 Stage 2: De Gendt solos to victory, Roglic still leader - Tour de Romandie 20 Michael Matthews wins prologue to take leader's jersey - Tour de Romandie 20 Route prologue: Fribourg - Fribourg - Tour de Romandie 20 Route stage 2: Delémont – Yverdon-les-Bain - Tour de Romandie 20 Route stage 3: Ollon - Villars - Tour de Romandie 20 Route stage 4: Sion - Sion - Tour de Romandie 20 Route stage 5: Mont-sur-Rolle - Geneva - Tour de Romandie 20 More articles
Vuelta a Burgos 2021: The Route
Vuelta a Burgos 2021: Riders
Vuelta 2021: The Route
Vuelta 2021: Riders
Vuelta 2021: GC Favourites
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 1: Burgos - Burgos
Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 1: Roglic for first red jersey
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 2: Caleruega - Burgos
Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 2: Fast finishers showdown
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 3: Santo Domingo de Silos - Picón Blanco
Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 3: First mountain top finish
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 4: El Burgo de Osma - Molina de Aragón
Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 4: For power sprinters
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 5: Tarancón - Albacete
Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 5: Sprint in Albacete
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 6: Requena - Cullera
Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 6: Finale for puncheurs
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 7: Gandía - Balcón de Alicante
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 8: Santa Pola - La Manga del Mar Menor
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 9: Puerto Lumbreras - Alto de Velefique
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 10: Roquetas de Mar - Rincón de la Victoria
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 11: Antequera - Valdepeñas de Jáen
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 12: Jaén - Córdoba
Vuelta 2021 Route stage 13: Belmez - Villanueva de la Serena
Clásica de San Sebastián: Winners and records
Tour de France 2021 Route stage 21: Chatou - Paris
Tour de France: Winners and records
Cycling Calendar 2021
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!