Moudon - Leukerbad
In Moudon, the road coach will start with his group to the longest stage of the 84th edition in front of the impressive Gothic church of Saint-Etienne. The peloton climbs the Col des Mosses via Bulle from the Gruyère side, as it did three years ago on the stage to Villars-Sur-Ollon. After a rapid descent, stage 5 passes the headquarters of the International Cycling Federation (UCI) in Aigle. Up the Rhone valley, towards Martigny and Sion, the route provides a preview of the World Road Championships taking place in this region in autumn. The demanding ascent traverses an impressive number of hairpin bends to Bratsch and Albinen and on to Leukerbad. For the professional rider this stage will mix the overall classification. Therefore, an exciting final of the professional race is waiting for the Challenge participants after passing their test.