The Tour de Suisse kicks into gear on an extremely fast course. It is flat and features only three corners. The route follows the river Emme until Lauperswil to head back on the same road.
Last year’s Tour de Suisse commenced with a team time trial of 18.3 kilometres. BMC bested Team Sunweb and home-rider Stefan Küng took the first yellow jersey. Surely, the Swiss won’t mind if a similar scenario unfolds with their national champion powering to victory.
The last rider is expected to finish around 17.20 local time.
Tour de Suisse 2019 stage 1: route, profile, videos
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