After a year of absence, the Tour de Romandie 2021 is back on the calendar. The short Swiss stage race, scheduled from 27 April to 2 May, is once again proposed as the last finishing appointment for many riders in view of the upcoming Giro of Italy. With a parcours rather rough and in which there are two time trials, the race should be the prerogative of men stronger on time trials and climbs. On the roll of honor of the competition, where there are names of champions such as Eddy Merckx, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault and, more recently, Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana and Primoz Roglic.
- April 27, Prologue – Oron, 4.05km
- April 28, Stage 1 – Aigle to Martigny, 168.1km
- April 29, Stage 2 – La Neuveville to Saint-Imier, 165.7km
- April 30, Stage 3 – Estavayer, 168.7km
- May 1, Stage 4 – Sion to Thyon 2000, 161.3km
- May 2, Stage 5 – Fribourg (ITT), 16.19km
The race will be attended by many cycling stars and on top of the favourites for the overall classification, see our favourites on the end of the article, the level of partecipanti will be impressive: Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation), Diego Ulissi e Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates), Elia Viviani(Cofidis), Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana-PremierTech), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Victorious), Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ) e Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers).
Our top 10 favourites:
***** Geraint Thomas
**** Richie Porte, Steven Kruijswijk
*** Wilko Kelderman, Ion Izagirre
** Sepp Kuss, Miguel Angel Lopez, Michael Woods
* Damiano Caruso, Jack Haig