Further Tour de Suisse 2024 Host Cities revealed
14. December 2023

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Next year the Tour de Suisse will visit Rüschlikon (ZH), Ambrì and Carì (both TI) as well as Blatten (VS).

Alongside the previously announced Hubs – in 2024 Vaduz hosts the opening weekend and Villars-sur-Ollon the final weekend – the first Host Cities for the men’s Tour de Suisse are revealed. David Loosli, responsible for planning the route, says: “We are delighted that we will be present in three Swiss linguistic regions. These Host Cities promise an exciting route with a variety of topographical challenges for the cyclists.”

The stage locations for the Tour de Suisse Men & Women 2024, who are already known

Rüschlikon on Lake Zurich makes its debut

On Tuesday 11th June 2024, the finish line of Stage 3 will be in Rüschlikon. It is the first time the town on the left bank of Lake Zurich hosts a stage of the Tour de Suisse. As well as the finish, the start of the fourth stage will also take place in Rüschlikon on Wednesday.

OC President, Donat Grimm, is confident that the Tour de Suisse will be perfectly at home in Rüschlikon : “I think that the beautiful municipality of Rüschlikon on Lake Zurich, is a charming and modern Host City perfectly suited to Switzerland’s top cycling event. We are close to the heart of Zurich and yet the atmosphere here is pleasantly rural and welcoming.”

Three Host Cities in Ticino

Ticino features three times next year. On 13th June 2024, Stage 5 heads from Ambrì along a challenging route to Carì. From the start in front of the HC Ambrì-Piotta ice rink the stage culminates in Carì with a mountain top finish.

“Since it last visited in 2016, we are ready to give the Tour de Suisse a warm welcome next year. The final climb to the holiday resort of Carì with its 22 hairpin bends is reminiscent of the legendary Alp d’Huez and promises to be spectacular,” says OC President Gabriele Gendotti

In addition to numerous historical and cultural sights, the Leventina District offers a wide range of outdoor leisure activities. In summer there are wonderful hikes, climbing treks and cycle routes. Carì scores highly as a winter sports resort with its ski slopes, winter hiking trails and various activities on the ice.

The starting gun for Stage 6 will be fired the next day also in Ticino. The exact location will be announced in the coming weeks.

Blatten returns as a Host City for the first time since 1974

When Blatten near Naters last hosted a stage of the Tour de Suisse, the start list included illustrious names such as Louis Pfenninger and the great Eddy Merckx. The Belgian went on to win the GC that year. Fifty years later and a mountain top finish is once again on the programme in Blatten. The winter sports resort hosts the finish of Stage 6 on Friday 14th June 2024.

Mario Gertschen, CEO of Blatten-Belalp Tourism, is clearly looking forward to the event: “We are very excited to be able to organise a stage arrival in Blatten-Belalp again 50 years after the last event. We will do everything possible to ensure that the mountain finish is an unforgettable experience for all participants and spectators.”

Blatten, the picturesque mountain village belonging to the municipality of Naters, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Switzerland in both summer and winter. The Tour de Suisse is a great opportunity to showcase the unique natural beauty of the area around the Great Aletsch Glacier to a national and international audience. The finish in Blatten will be a major celebration for locals and visitors alike.

The remaining host cities for 2024 will be revealed in the coming weeks. Complete route details will be announced in March.

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