Tour de Suisse 2018 Route stage 5: Gstaad – Leukerbad
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - The Tour de Suisse's 5th stage travels from Gstaad to Leukerbad. At 155.7 kilometres, the route takes in two intermediate climbs while the final haul up to the line totals 20 kilometres.
The first climb begins at kilometre 0 and the crest is reached at kilometre 15.7. Col du Pillon is not the steepest pass in the world as it is averaging 3.1%. Last year, the climb featured in the Tour de Romandie. Simon Yates attacked on its slopes to race to victory in the penultimate stage.
Following a long descent the riders reach a flat entr’acte that lasts until kilometre 106, where the haul up to Montana begins. The 13.9 kilometres go up at 5.6%, although that average is biased by a 1.5 kilometres plateau that ends 3 kilometres before the crest.
Back in the valley there is hardly time for a breather. After a few kilometres on the flat the route starts to climb again. Firstly, 5.6 kilometres at 3.8% and following 1.5 kilometres on level ground the final haul up to Leukerbad presents itself. The climb is 14.6 kilometres and the average gradient 4.6%. The section between kilometre 6 to kilometre 11 is toughest as it is averaging 6.6%, this is followed by an easier 3 kilometres long section of 3.5%. The slopes reach 5 and 6% in the final kilometre.
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while two intermediate sprints (at kilometre 101.5 and at kilometre 134.6) come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds each.
Read also: results/race report 5th stage 2018 Tour de Suisse.
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