Cornèrcard Alpine Circle
Sunday, 19 June 2016
- Start/Finish: Davos, Graubünden
- Road race (high Alpine/demanding) 121.8 km on the original route used by professionals
- with 2 Alpine passes and 2'633 m of total ascending
- required average speed: 22 km/h
On the final day of the Tour de Suisse the riders can look forward to another great Alpine stage. The Challenge follows the same route as the professionals' race. First downhill from Davos in the direction of Tiefencastel, before the start of the climb up to the Albula Pass. Many cyclists consider this pass to be one of, if not the most beautiful Alpine passes, if not the finest of all. The Albula Pass is only open in the summer, which makes it one of the most untouched passes in the Alps, a magnificent natural experience.
Following the descent to La Punt, the route continues gently downhill through the Lower Engadine as far as Susch, where the second challenge of this final day awaits – the Flüela Pass. With an average gradient of just under 7% and a maximum of 9 %, the pass road leads for approx. 13 km up to the top of the pass at almost 2,400 metres above sea level. There the riders will be met by an indescribable Alpine panorama, before the route takes them down again via a long descent to Davos.
The finish in Davos means the end of this year's Tour de Suisse Challenge, and at the same time heralds the finale for the professionals, who then have to complete the identical distance for their final stage. When it comes to the overall success of the 80th Tour de Suisse, as a Challenge participant you too simply have to be part of the action!