The 1st stage is a flat individual time trial of 10.9 kilometres before stage 2 is a hilly race with a punchy climb in the finale. The route of stage 3 is similar, although the last ascent appears much earlier, namely with almost 30 kilometres remaining.
Stage 4 travels on undulating terrain to the Saanenmöser – a 7 kilometres climb at 4.7% – before the riders fly down to a flat finale. The 5th stage takes in two intermediate ascents before the route climb out of the Rhône valley to an uphill finish in Leukerbad.
Stage 6 ushers in the decisive last weekend on the Tour de Suisse. The route includes two intermediate ascents before the last 9 kilometres climb at shallow gradients to the line.
The 7th stage is an ITT up and down the Oberalp Pass. The climb is 9.5 kilometres long and averages 6.5%, while the route adds up to 23.2 kilometres.
The Tour de Suisse concludes with the Queen Stage. The route takes in the Oberalp Pass (10.8 kilometres at 5.5%), Lukmanier Pass (16.5 kilometres at 5.3%) en Gotthard Pass (13 kilometres at 6.8%) before a downhill finale into Andermatt.
Tour de Suisse 2021: route, profiles, more
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