Tour de Romandie

La Chaux-de-Fonds
April 26
Genève
May 01
Duration:
6 DAYS
Stages:
6
Total distance:
643.56 KMS
Tour de Romandie

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Tom Dumoulin Johannes Fröhlinger Chad Haga Georg Preidler Tom Stamsnijder Albert Timmer

The Swiss six-stage race features two-time trials, two transition stages, and two mountain top finishes. The 70th edition kicks off with a short, 3.95km prologue in La Chaux-de-Fonds on Tuesday, with the first chance for the sprinters already on stage 1. Followed by an uphill finish atMorgins on day three and a 15km individual time trial on a challenging course at Sion. Stage 4 will be the queen stage to decide the general classification, before concluding a road stage in Geneva to round off the week of racing.

Coach Arthur van Dongen (NED) confirmed the objectives for the Tour de Romandie, saying: “We have two main goals for this race; to go for a stage victory with Tom [Dumoulin] in either the prologue or the time trial, and to focus on the general classification with him.

“The 2016 edition parcours is very demanding and I am expecting a hard race. It will be very important to finish preparing the form of the guys before the start of the Giro d’Italia. We have a balanced team and the experienced Johannes will be our road captain and he will be helping to guide the team in the different scenarios that present themselves.”

Tuesday
April 26
Prologue
3.95 kms
Start: La Chaux-de-Fonds
Finish: La Chaux-de-Fonds

Wednesday
April 27
Stage 1
100.5 kms
Start: Mathod
Finish: Moudon

Thursday
April 28
Stage 2
173.9 kms
Start: Moudon
Finish: Morgins

Friday
April 29
Stage 3 (ITT)
15.11 kms
Start: Sion
Finish: Sion

Saturday
April 30
Stage 4
172.7 kms
Start: Conthey
Finish: Villars-s/Ollon

Sunday
May 01
Stage 5
177.4 kms
Start: Ollon
Finish: Genève