With the finish of the 3rd stage on Monday 19 June 2023 as well as a circuit on 20 June 2023, with start and finish in Ebnat-Kappel, the Tour de Suisse Women will be decided after four satages in the Toggenburg municipality.
Tour Director, Olivier Senn, comments on the ongoing preparations: “This year’s Tour de Suisse showed how much interest the public have in the national tour. The Tour de Suisse Women, which we will be holding for the first time at the highest level as a Women’s WorldTour, will be given a new status. The fact that we were able to find a stage location in Ebnat-Kappel that supports women’s cycling and brings a lot of attention to it is even nicer.”
The twin village of Ebnat-Kappel is located in Toggenburg (Canton St. Gallen) and forms the gateway to Obertoggenburg, the tourist region between the seven distinctive Churfirsten peaks and the Säntis. The hilly landscape with the typical scattered settlement structure is ideal for offering the riders of the Tour de Suisse Woman an attractive and not too easy route.
“Great, the Tour de Suisse Women honours Ebnat-Kappel and that even on two days. Our village is the host city of the stage finish on Monday and the start and finish on Tuesday. On the second day, the overall winner of the Tour de Suisse Women will even be chosen! Sports enthusiasts, especially cycling fans, but also families with children will be looking forward to 19 and 20 June 2023 and can expect some very special moments! To ensure the necessary excitement, we are working on an entertaining and varied supporting programme, which will already start on Sunday and will ensure that a real public festival can take place.” Christian Spoerlé, OC President Tour de Suisse Women HUB Ebnat-Kappel
Not only do around 5,000 people live in the community, numerous handicraft and industrial companies are also located here. heir products are delivered all over the world. Many Swiss people are familiar with companies such as Morga, Alder + Eisenhut or the brush manufacturer Ebnat AG. Culture enthusiasts will get their money’s worth in Ebnat-Kappel in the Ackerhus local history museum, at the Grubenmann church or in the Dömli. Various sports can also be carried out. Nature invites you to go hiking and biking and in winter to go cross-country skiing and skiing. The community is also worth living in thanks to the large range of clubs that cover all interests from beekeeping to yodelling and brass band music to football, gymnastics, shooting and wrestling.
Ebnat-Kappel has always succeeded in organizing well-known events with great appeal. Nostalgics remember the World Cup ski races in the early 1980s, and the Swiss Parachuting Championships and the International Balloon Days also take place regularly. And now another book will be opened as the stage and final location of the Tour de Suisse Woman 2023.