As always, after the Tour de Suisse is before the Tour de Suisse. Just a few weeks on from the successful conclusion of the 2022 edition, another stage location can be revealed for 2023 Finishing as previously announced in Villars-sur-Ollon, the 3rd stage will start in Tafers FR.
Festival atmosphere guaranteed
“Building on the euphoria of the fantastic sporting success of the Tour de Suisse 2022 we are pushing ahead with preparations for the 2023 edition with great enthusiasm,” says Tour Director Olivier Senn. With Tafers, the Capital of the district of Sense in Fribourg, another stage location for the men’s Tour de Suisse has been secured almost a year in advance In the past the Fribourg region has demonstrated that it celebrates cycling. “In 2015 we were in Düdingen and then in 2019 we had both a start in Flamatt and a finish in Murten. On these occasions the energy and excitement of the local organising committees and the public was huge,” Senn continues. In 2023, it will once again be a festival for young and old. After the starting signal in Tafers, the pros will complete one lap in the region before passing the starting point a second time.
Markus Mauron, Mayor of Tafers adds “Until now Tafers has never been a start or finish location for the Tour de Suisse, we have only had it pass through the municipality. Now we are extending a warm welcome to one of the biggest sporting events in the municipality of Tafers and we look forward to a great celebration with our community”.
Head of the Sense District, Manfred Raemy continues: “The Tour de Suisse is also an important platform for economic development. That’s why we will actively involve our business sector and develop an event for our customers.
The stage will end in a mountain finish in Villars-sur-Ollon.
Finish at Schwarzsee 2025
Further welcome news is the confirmation of a finish at Schwarzsee also in the canton of Fribourg A delighted Olivier Senn says: “Confirming a stage location for 2025 in advance now proves that the Tour de Suisse is a coveted prize in sport”. the announcement brings back memories of the fantastic finish at Schwarzsee in 2007
“The residents of the Sense district love the Tour de Suisse! Old and young, families and entire schools come en masse to the start and finish to admire the spectacle. So we are looking forward to the events in Tafers and Schwarzsee!” says Nicolas Bürgisser, initiator and member of the Cantonal Government.
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