The three stages of the TdS Challenge have been determined. Registrations are now possible online.
“You feel like a professional.” Pius Stucki sums up the extraordinary TdS Challenge feeling in one sentence. As overall winner in 2016, he should know. Where else do hobby riders benefit from such professional route protection? Once again, the Tour de Suisse is making its well-rehearsed team available for the Challenge races.
Rik Sauser – from the first day on chief organizer of the TdS Challenge – leaves nothing to chance for the coming edition. “After our experience in the rainy 2016, we have made some improvements with regard to critical weather conditions,” explains Sauser, who is hoping for pure sun this year. “Because whenever you bring everything for the rain, it stays dry.”
On the starting day of the Tour de Suisse (10.6.), hobby riders can let off steam in Cham (ZG) on the prologue course of the professionals on the occasion of the Cornèrcard Cancellara Challenge. The time comparisons with the racers who complete their prologue a few hours later are extremely popular.
The second stage of the TdS Challenge is the so-called Morgarten Memorial. On Sunday (11.6.), a slightly shortened version of the course will start from Cham (ZG) and run on the same circuit that the pros will complete in the afternoon.
At the end of the Tour de Suisse on Sunday (18.6.) the participants will contest the Cornèrcard City Circle in Schaffhausen, which consists of a circuit with a distance of around 70 kilometres.
Registrations are possible for all three, but also for individual stages of the TdS Challenge. The registration is now open and can be found here.