Tour de Suisse 2024: The Route

Tour de Suisse 2024The Tour de Suisse kicks off this Sunday with a short ITT and finishes the following Sunday with an ITT for climbers. Four mountainous and two hilly stages round out the route.

The 1st stage is a far from technical ITT on a pan-flat course of 4.8 kilometres.

Stage 2 is a flat to lumpy test, possibly the best chance for fast men to shine, although the route features an elevation gain of 2,411 metres. A 2.2 kilometres climb at 7.7% is the last uphill of the day, with the summit 9.8 kilometres from the finish.

Puncheurs are expected to come to the fore in the 3rd stage. A series of climbs are served up within the last 17 kilometres, culminating in the Albi Pass 8.1 kilometres from the finish. It’s a 2.4 kilometres drag at 5.8%, while the last 800 metres kick up at 7.7% to the finish line.

Stage 4 is very straightforward — mostly flat before the long haul up the Gotthard Pass. The ascent features several stages: firstly, 7.9 kilometres at 6.7%, then the route evens out for 3 kilometres, only to go up again for the last 10.1 kilometres. The final haul up the Gotthard Pass features an average gradient of 6.3%.

The 5th stage of the Tour de Suisse is a 148.6 kilometres test with over 3,200 metres of climbing. The finishing ascent to the mountain village of Carì is an 11.2 kilometres toil at 8%.

The Queen Stage was meant to take place on the sixth day, but the race has been shortened as a safe crossing of the snow-covered Nufenen Pass is not possible. The 6th stage is now very straightforward. Following a flat run-up on the valley floor, the finale is a 6.9 kilometres drag at 9.3% to the mountain village of Blatten.

The penultimate stage is an explosive one — just 118.1 kilometres long and featuring an elevation gain of 3,021 metres. The finish is uphill after an 8.6 kilometres ascent with an average gradient of 8%.

The final stage is the second ITT, but totally different from the first one. The first 5.5 kilometres are flat, and the rest of the route goes uphill: 10.2 kilometres at 8%.

Tour de Suisse 2024: route, profiles, more

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