The Schwyz town of Küssnacht am Rigi, situated on Lake Lucerne, will host the start weekend of the 88th Tour de Suisse in 2025.
“We are delighted to be able to announce the Start Hub for the 2025 men’s race while we are still finalising the route for the upcoming Tour de Suisse from 9th-18th June 2024,” says Tour Director Olivier Senn. In addition to the first stage on Sunday, the men’s Team Presentation will be held in Küssnacht SZ on Saturday.
For route planner David Loosli it is a great advantage to already know the start location of the 88th Tour de Suisse. “The sooner we know the Host Cities, the sooner we can start with the details of planning the route”. As far as the route in Küssnacht is concerned, Loosli can reveal the following at this early stage: “The Tour will start with a conventional stage centred around the Rigi rather than a Time Trial.”
Küssnacht am Rigi eagerly awaits the Tour de Suisse
The village on Lake Lucerne last hosted a stage of the Tour de Suisse in 1999 and is very much looking forward to the return of the event. Urs Durrer, President of Küssnacht’s Organising Committee, says: “The Tour de Suisse is a sporting event of superlatives. The local OC of Küssnacht is excited to be able to realise the start weekend in 2025. We will do everything we can to create a fantastic event for the whole community and all cycling fans from Friday through to Sunday”.
With its 14,000 residents, the district of Küssnacht is an attractive place to live and work and provides an ideal starting point for many tourist activities. The Tour de Suisse is an excellent opportunity for Küssnacht to present itself nationally and internationally.
The remaining host cities for 2024 will be revealed in the coming weeks. Complete route details will be announced at the end of March.