8 JUNE - 10 JUNE 2018
INSIDE THE RACE
NUMBER OF KMS
3 days - 2 nights
Tour de Suisse
This year the Tour de SUISSE will spend two days in Frauenfeld for a grand launch of the 2018 edition. We offer you the possibility to experience this incredible Swiss cycling event alongside TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN, on their home soil.
The Tour de Suisse is an annual cycling stage race in Switzerland. Raced over nine days, the event covers two weekends in the latter half of June. Along with the Critérium du Dauphiné, it is considered a proving ground for the Tour de France, which is on the calendar two weeks after the end of the Tour de Suisse. Since 2011 the event is part of the UCI World Tour, cycling's highest level of professional races.
The race was first held in 1933 and has evolved in timing, duration and sponsorship. Like the Tour de France and the Dauphiné, the Tour de Suisse has several stages with significant mountain climbs in the Swiss Alps and at least one individual time trial. Several winners of the Tour de Suisse have also won the Tour de France, including Eddy Merckx and Jan Ullrich. In 2005 the Tour de Suisse was included in the inaugural UCI Pro Tour and organizers moved the race to earlier in June.
The first winner of the race was Austrian Max Bulla in the 1933 edition. The rider with most wins is Italian Pasquale Fornara with 4 wins in the 1950s. The most recent winner is Slovenian Simon Špilak, who won for the second time in 2017.
Ever wondered if Pro riders drink that can of Coke offered on the podium? We did too. KATUSHA Travel was born from a desire to craft the best cycling trips from our experience acquired within the Pro peloton. We've made that dream a reality – and now we want to share it with you.
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