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10/15/2018

The Tour de Suisse 2019 is heading to Murten

The third and fourth stages of the tour will pass through French-speaking Switzerland.

The Tour de Suisse will once again make an appearance in the historic town on Lake Murten for the first time since 2003. InfrontRingier AG, the organiser of the Tour de Suisse, is delighted that the 2019 tour will finish its third stage and begin the fourth in Murten.

«Murten is a wonderful location and offers the Tour de Suisse a fantastic backdrop for some exciting racing. I’m particularly happy that by having a stage location in the canton of Fribourg, we will once again be able to organise an attractive stage in French-speaking Switzerland and so pass through every region of the country in 2019», said David Loosli, TdS Sports Director, at the contract signing.

The Lake Murten region is a wonderful area to explore by bike: the cycle trails and roads lead past the lake, and through wine-growing regions, fields and orchards.
The municipality of Murten is also closely economically connected to cycling, as it is home to the longstanding team sponsor Phonak, the cycling and sports apparel manufacturer Scott, and the longstanding TdS partner Roland SA.

 «The beautiful old town, with its walkable town wall, offers a fantastic backdrop and atmosphere for a Tour de Suisse stage finish. In addition to the landscape, Murten also has a lot to offer both in terms of cuisine and culture», says Bruno Bandi, from Murten’s municipal administration.

It is sure to provide an incredible celebration of cycling.
The plan is to include an additional circuit around and through Murten before the third stage reaches the finish line in the town. This gives spectators the benefit of seeing the cyclists ride past twice.
The fourth stage will then head from Murten through the Jura Mountains to Arlesheim in the Basel region on Tuesday, 18 June.

 

For further information:

Ueli Anken, Tour de Suisse Media Service, +41 79 638 18 18, media(at)tds.ch

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