All stage locations for 2019 are fixed.
The 5th stage of the Tour de Suisse 2019 will be decided on the imposing Klosterplatz in Einsiedeln. The baroque Benedictine monastery from the 18th century has always attracted pilgrims and visitors from all over the world.
“It is high time that the Tour de Suisse makes a stop in Einsiedeln once again after 2005 and 2006. The region around Einsiedeln is an El Dorado for cyclists and mountain bikers,” says a delighted Alois Oberholzer, OC President.
“The final lap around Lake Sihl and the arrival at the newly designed monastery square provide the country tour with a breathtaking backdrop – both locally and for the worldwide TV audience,” enthuses David Loosli, Sports Director of TdS.
The Tour de Suisse commitment of Einsiedeln is supported by the canton of Schwyz and the district of Einsiedeln, among others. The local OC is subordinate to the new tourist destination “Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Zurichsee”. The tourist region with local passes such as the Sattelegg or the Ibergeregg, but also relaxed routes mostly far from motorised traffic, around the Sihl Lake or in the Linth plain between Lake Zurich and Lake Walen, has a lot to offer cycling enthusiasts.
“With our orientation as a destination and starting point, we can generate valuable added value for regional tourism and achieve a major advertising effect for Einsiedeln and the region”, emphasised the local OC President Alois Oberholzer.
The 6th stage then leads from Klosterplatz over cobblestones in the direction of Eastern Switzerland. With the stage destination Einsiedeln, the route for the Tour de Suisse 2019 is complete.
The start will be at the Langnau start hub with an individual time trial and a hilly circuit. The Stage 3 will then lead from Flamatt (FR) to western Switzerland with the finish in Murten (FR). The Stage 4 starts in Murten and passes through the midlands to Arlesheim (BL). From Münchenstein (BL) the 5th stage to Einsiedeln (SZ), from where the 6th stage moves to the Flumserberge (SG). Afterwards the route leads from Unterterzen (SG) to the San Gotthardo (TI). The final weekend, with a time trial and the royal stage, will take place around the finish hub of Goms (VS).
So you can look forward to a challenging tour of the country through all language regions and against a breathtaking backdrop.