Tour de Suisse 2021 Route stage 5: Gstaad - Leukerbad
Thursday 10 June - The 5th stage of the Tour de Suisse kicks into gear in Gstaad to finish 172 kilometres later in Leukerbad. The route takes in two intermediate ascents, while the climb to the line is a two-stage affair that adds up to 17 kilometres.
Taking in a false flat of 8 kilometres to start, the route continues onto the Col du Pillon. This is a 6.8 kilometres climb at 5.1%.
The Tour de Suisse descends into Aigle to follow the Rhône valley for a few dozen kilometres.
With almost 40 kilometres to go the riders leave the flat roads of the valley to tackle a 5.6 kilometres climb at 3.8%. After the downhill they cross the Rhône twice and return to climbing.
The finish climb from the Rhône valley to Leukerbad is 17 kilometres long – that is, if you forget about the intermediate drop. The first 8 kilometres go up at 8.4% and after the downhill section the route continues to climb at 5% to the line.
Three years ago, the Tour de Suisse served a slightly different race from Gstaad to Leukerbad. Diego Ulissi won the sprint of a decimated peloton ahead of Enric Mas and Tom-Jelte Slagter.
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 5th stage 2021 Tour de Suisse.
Tour de Suisse 2021 stage 5: route, profile, more
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