The Tour de Suisse 2019 is heading to Einsiedeln
The fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse 2019 will be decided at Einsiedeln’s imposing Klosterplatz. The baroque Benedictine monastery from the 18th century has long attracted pilgrims and visitors from around the world.
«After 2005 and 2006, it’s high time for the Tour de Suisse to stop in Einsiedeln again. The Einsiedeln region is a paradise for cyclists and mountain bikers», says Alois Oberholzer, president of the organising committee.
«The final lap around Lake Sihl and the finish at the recently redesigned Klosterplatz offer a breathtaking backdrop for the tour – both for the live audience and for those watching worldwide on TV», says David Loosli, TdS Sports Director.
Einsiedeln’s involvement in the Tour de Suisse is supported by the canton of Schwyz and the district of Einsiedeln, among others. The local organising committee is managed by the new Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Lake Zurich tourist destination. The region has a lot to offer keen cyclists, from local passes such as the Sattelegg and the Ibergeregg through to relaxed routes located far away from motor traffic, around Lake Sihl and the Linth river between Lake Zurich and Lake Walen.
«Our role as a start and finish location allows us to generate significant added value for regional tourism and to effectively advertise Einsiedeln and the local region», emphasises Alois Oberholzer, president of the local organising committee.
The sixth stage begins at Klosterplatz and heads off over the cobbles towards eastern Switzerland. The selection of Einsiedeln as a stage location completes the route of the Tour de Suisse 2019.
The race will begin with an individual time trial and a hilly circuit at the Langnau starting hub. The third stage leads from Flamatt (Fribourg) in western Switzerland to Murten (Fribourg). The fourth stage begins in Murten and heads across the Swiss Plateau to Arlesheim (Basel-Landschaft). The fifth stage leads from Münchenstein (Basel-Landschaft) to Einsiedeln (Schwyz), while the sixth continues on to Flumserberg (St. Gallen). The route then heads from Unterterzen (St. Gallen) to the Gotthard Pass (Ticino). The closing weekend, featuring a time trial and the queen stage, will take place around the finishing hub in Goms (Valais).
Fans can therefore look forward to a challenging tour through all of Switzerland’s language regions, with spectacular scenery.
For further information:
Ueli Anken, Tour de Suisse Media Service, +41 79 638 18 18, media(at)tds.ch