Tour of Romandie

The Tour de Romandie is a prestigious stage race in the UCI World Tour, traversing the French-speaking Romandie region of Switzerland. Established in 1947 to celebrate Swiss Cycling's 50th anniversary, it has been a fixture in the cycling calendar, except for the 2020 interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

History of the Tour of Romandie

Characterized by its challenging terrain, the race typically ventures north towards the Jura and the Alps. It starts and often ends with individual time trials, the final one usually in Lausanne, showcasing a mix of flat and mountainous stages that favor strong climbers and time trialists. The event is noted for its scenic yet demanding routes and serves as a key tune-up for the Giro d'Italia. Historically, the race has been an indicator of form, with four winners subsequently triumphing in the Tour de France the same year: Stephen Roche (1987), Cadel Evans (2011), Bradley Wiggins (2012), and Chris Froome (2013). In 2022, the inaugural Tour de Romandie Féminin was launched, marking the race's 75th anniversary.

Most victories in the Tour de Romandie

Italy boasts the highest number of victories in the Tour de Romandie, achieving 13 wins, closely followed by Switzerland with 12 successes. France has also shown strong performances with 10 victories. Notably, the race has seen a variety of winners from different countries, reflecting its international prestige.

3 victories: Stephen Roche
2 victories: Ferdinand Kübler, Jean Forestier, Louis Rostollan, Vittorio Adorni, Gianni Motta, Tony Rominger, Pascal Richard, Dario Frigo, Tyler Hamilton, Cadel Evans, Chris Froome, and Primož Roglič

Most recent winners Tour of Romandie

2023 Adam Yates
2022 Aleksandr Vlasov
2021 Geraint Thomas
2020 No race due to the pandemic
2019 Primož Roglič
2018 Primož Roglič
2017 Richie Porte
2016 Nairo Quintana
2015 Ilnur Zakarin

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