The former Cistercian monastery of St. Urban is located in Pfaffnau. Moving through Willisau, Entlebuch, Langnau and Simmenthal, the Tour de Suisse heads south on an undulating route.
With 18 kilometres remaining the riders reach the foot of the Saanenmöser. This is an ascent of 7.5 kilometres at 4.4%. After the descent the flat run-in to the line is 3 kilometres long. The finish lies at Saanen Airport, just outside Gstaad.
The second half of the race is a carbon copy of stage 4 on the 2018 Tour de Suisse. Christopher Juul-Jensen soloed to victory that day.
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 4th stage 2021 Tour de Suisse.
Tour de Suisse 2021 stage 4: route, profile, more
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