Tour de Suisse 2022 Route stage 6: Locarno - Moosalp

Tour de Suisse 2022 profile stage 6Friday 17 June - On paper, the 6th stage is the hardest of the Tour de Suisse. The 180 kilometres route between Locarno and Moosalp takes in an elevation gain of 4,208 metres.

The first 40 kilometres of the race takes place on the flat before another 40 kilometres rise false flat to the base of the Nufenen Pass.

Basically, the first part of the climb is more of the same. So a lot of false flat. With 17 kilometres to go to the top the profile changes and the gradients are hovering between 7 and 9% for the rest of the climb, although the steepest section goes up at 14.2%. The Nufenen Pass totals 24.5 kilometres and the average gradient sits at 5.5%.

The Nufenen Pass is the highest paved mountain pass within Switzerland. The highest point lies at 2,478 metres above sea level.

After cresting the Nufenen Pass the riders fly down a 50 kilometres descent – steep at first, then false flat – before 20 kilometres on the flat lead to the foot of the finish climb. It’s a 17.6 kilometres toil with an average gradient of 7.5%. The first part features the steepest sectors, while the ascent flattens out to 5% in the last 3 kilometres.

The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 en 1 seconds.

Ride the route yourself? Download GPX stage 6.

The race is expected to finish around 16:30 local time (CEST).

Another interesting read: results 6th stage 2022 Tour de Suisse 2022.

Tour de Suisse 2021 stage 6: route, profile, more

Click on the images to zoom


Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Leave a comment
No comments yet, your opinion is most welcome.
 

Related articles
GC Favourites - Tour de Suisse 20 Overview - Tour de Suisse 20 Winners and records - Tour de Suisse Evenepoel wins ITT, Thomas takes overall - Tour de Suisse 20 Stage 8: Start times ITT - Tour de Suisse 20 Pinot solos to victory, Higuita new leader - Tour de Suisse 20 Vlasov sprints to stage triumph and GC lead - Tour de Suisse 20 Impey outsprints Matthews, Williams keeps GC lead - Tour de Suisse 20 Sprint triumph Sagan, Williams still leader - Tour de Suisse 20 Route stage 1: Küsnacht - Küsnacht - Tour de Suisse 20 Route stage 2: Küsnacht - Aesch - Tour de Suisse 20 Route stage 3: Aesch - Grenchen - Tour de Suisse 20 Route stage 4: Grenchen - Brunnen - Tour de Suisse 20 Route stage 5: Ambri - Novazzano - Tour de Suisse 20 Route stage 7: Ambri - Malbun - Tour de Suisse 20 Route stage 8: Vaduz - Vaduz - Tour de Suisse 20 Leknessund solos to triumph, Williams still leader - Tour de Suisse 20
More articles