Stage 4

St. Urban > Gstaad

171 KM

2’096 EG

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Stefan BISSEGGER

Stefan BISSEGGER

EF Education - Nippo
Nach seinem Erfolg im Zeitfahren in Paris – Nizza feierte Stefan Bissegger in Gstaad seinen zweiten Profisieg. Der Thurgauer setzte sich im Spurt zu dritt durch. Mathieu Van der Poel blieb Gesamterster.

Impressions

St. Urban

On Wednesday, 9 June 2021, the start of the 4th stage of the Tour de Suisse 2021 will take place in St. Urban. The international field of cyclists will start in front of the 18th century baroque monastery of St. Urban and head toward western Switzerland. This marks the end of the Tour’s time in the Lucerne hinterland.

Start

Stage 4

Stage 4

18 kilometers

Willisau

Willisau

The medieval town of Willisau is situated in the Lucerne countryside at the foot of Mount Napf. The heart of Willisau is the beautiful old town. It was rebuilt in its present form after the town fire of 1704, although the imposing ancient town houses are absent. The bailiff’s castle is one of the most magnificent baroque buildings in Switzerland and was built at the end of the 17th century on the turret of the old town wall.

37 kilometers

Entlebuch

Entlebuch

Entlebuch comprises seven municipalities and covers almost 400 km² between Bern and Lucerne. The 17,000 inhabitants have a strong sense of regional identity and the old handcrafts are among the cultural highlights. Entlebuch is often called “The Wild West of Lucerne” and impresses with its untouched moorland landscapes. Due to its diverse flora and fauna, it was designated Switzerland’s first UNESCO biosphere reserve.

66 kilometers

Langnau in the Emmental

Langnau in the Emmental

Langnau im Emmental offers a breathtaking view of the Bernese Alps and the Jura mountain range. The tranquil forests and hilly terrain invite active relaxation with hiking, biking or horseback riding on offer. Traditional crafts can be experienced at cheese-making, yodelling concerts or in the traditional costume clubs and associations. An added bonus – almost no other place in Switzerland has more hours of sunshine.

123 kilometers

Simmental

Simmental

The sunny Simmental lies to the west of Lake Thun. Niesen (2362m) and Stockhorn (2190m) form the striking entrance to the valley. Stockhorn affords an impressive panorama of Emmental and the more than 200 peaks of the Alps and the Jura range. Simmental is a paradise for sports enthusiasts: canoeing, biking or hiking on 200km of marked hiking trails. The region is also famous for its Simmental farmhouses, examples of the finest in carpentry craftsmanship.

161 kilometers

KOM Saanenmöser

KOM Saanenmöser

Altitude: 1’279 metres
Length: 7 kilometres
Average gradient: 4.7%
The chalet village of Saanenmöser, situated in the Bernese Oberland, joins the Saanenland and Simmental regions. From the top of the pass is an unobstructed view over the Rüblihorn to the glacier ski area of Les Diablerets.

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.

KM 154 Sprint classification
KM 161 Saanen