Stage 5

Gstaad > Leukerbad

172 KM

2’850 EG

Winner

Richard CARAPAZ

Richard CARAPAZ

INEOS Grenadiers

Die einzige Bergankunft der Tour de Suisse in Leukerbad brachte den erwarteten Umschwung im Gesamtklassement. Richard Carapaz besiegte in Leukerbad Jakob Fuglsang im Spurt. Der Ekuadorianer liess sich zugleich ins Leadertrikot einkleiden.

Impressions

Gstaad

In 2021, Gstaad will be both a finish and a starting point of the Tour. Before the riders reach the finish of stage 4 at the airfield in Gstaad, the Simmental and the climb to Saanenmöser await them. Already in 2018 it was demonstrated how exciting a finish there can be, when the race was only decided in the last few metres. On 10 June 2021, the starting signal will be given in the picturesque centre of Gstaad as the Tour heads towards Leukerbad.

Start

Stage 5

Stage 5

16 kilometers

KOM Col du Pillon

KOM Col du Pillon

Altitude: 1’546 metres
Length: 7 kilometres
Average gradient: 5.2%
The Col du Pillon is a pass in the canton of Vaud. It is located between Les Diablerets and Gsteig. The pass is the first major hurdle of the 5th stage at 1546 metres above sea level.

40 kilometers

Aigle

Aigle

This year’s Tour de Suisse enters the canton of Valais via Aigle. On the way it passes the headquarters of the UCI, an important highlight for every cycling enthusiast. In addition to its impressive vineyards, the town of Aigle boasts an old town steeped in history and lined with arcades, fountains and sculptures.

137 kilometers

Vineyards in Lower Valais

Vineyards in Lower Valais

With around 5000 hectares of vines, Valais is Switzerland’s most prolific wine growing canton. The landscape of the Rhône valley and the favourable climate in the Lower Valais – sunny and dry – are conducive to the cultivation of up to 60 different grape varieties. From Martigny to Leuk, there lies 82km of vineyards. Beyond these tower the imposing Valais Alps.

170 kilometers

KOM Albinen

KOM Albinen

Altitude: 1’546 metres
Length: 7 kilometres
Average gradient: 5.2%
Close to the finish, the last mountain classification of the day awaits in Albinen, before the final descent leads to the ultimate climb to Leukerbad.

Leukerbad

The 17-kilometre climb from the Rhône valley up to Leukerbad delivers all the ingredients for an exciting mountain finish in stage 5. At the foot of the Gemmi Pass at 1,441m, the stage finish is in a side valley west of the Lötschberg railway line. Leukerbad has a wealth of experience in hosting major sporting events, not least the successful stage arrivals of the Tour de Suisse in 2018 and 2019.

KM 16 Col du Pillon
KM 133 Sprint classification
KM 137 Varen
KM 148 Sprint classification
KM 157 Erschmatt