The riders click into their pedals in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, which means New Houses on the Rhine Falls. The 150 metres wide waterfall is one of the three largest waterfalls in Europe. Not heigh tough, just 23 metres.
The race opens with a rolling section of approximately 100 kilometres. Then the riders tackle the 13.2 kilometer long climb to ski area Ghöch. The average gradient sits at 8.3%.
Back in the valley it goes straight back up again. The Oberricken Pass is a 7.9 kilometres climb with an average gradient of 5.2%.
After the descent there are 25 kilometres left to race. Two short climbs pep up this section. The first is 1.5 kilometres long and averages 7%, the second is 2.2 kilometres at 8.9% while peaking out with 7.2 kilometres remaining.
The Lachen finish is flat. Forty years ago Oliver Zaugg – winners of the 2021 Tour of Lombardy – was born in the town on Lake Zurich.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds each.
Another interesting read: results 2nd stage 2021 Tour de Suisse.
Tour de Suisse 2021 stage 2: route, profile, more
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