Stage two was shortened at the eleventh hour by 57 kilometres and now totals 117.3 kilometres. This is due to a rockslide in the canyon of Göschenen and the road is closed there. The new start site is in Quinto and not Brunnen. The climb up the Gotthard-Pass is now taken from the southern side and by the old road called Tremola, which means a long section of cobblestones.
Once the flag is dropped in Quinto it is up to the Gothhard pass without delay. At an elevation of 2,093 metres the peak is reached after 18.8 kilometres. A long descent takes the riders down and it’s with around 90 kilometres done the second part of the show begins – the finale.
The finale offers two short climbs – that is, short if compared with the Gotthard climb. The first peak is crested with 20 kilometres left and after the descent the closing climb to Olivone opens. Uphill finish.
Last year, the Gotthard featured in the 2nd stage of the Tour de Suisse. Cameron Meyer brought the flowers home after a long break.
Race results/race report stage 3, Tour de Suisse 2015.
Tour de Suisse 2015 stage 3: Route maps, height profile, and more
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