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.
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.