Following a number of bends to the left and to the right in the first half of the race, the second section is predominantly played out on straight roads. The intermediate time check appears after 6 kilometres.
Last year’s Tour de Suisse was cancelled, so the last edition was played out in 2019. The opener was an ITT on a similar route – yet, slightly shorter – and Rohan Dennis took the win on countback. While Egan Bernal won the GC that year, the Australian finished in second.
Three years ago the Tour de Suisse also started in Frauenfeld with a TTT. BMC powered to victory before Peter Sagan took the 2nd stage with start and finish in Reto Hollenstein’s birthplace, which is located in the valley of the Thur River.
Another interesting read: results 1st stage 2021 Tour de Suisse.
Tour de Suisse 2021 stage 1: route, profile, more
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