Commentary by David Loosli
Things will really start to heat up on the third day in regard to the general classification. After the start in Tafers, the Col des Mosses is the first major obstacle of the day. With the final climb to Villars-sur-Ollon, however, the real test only comes at the end of the stage. The finish of this third stage is the first mountain finish of the Tour de Suisse 2023. Those who want to win the overall classification of the Tour cannot show any weakness here.
The harmonious landscape around Lake Gruyère is home to the black dappled Fribourg cows that provide the milk for the flavourful Gruyère cheese and famous double cream.
Since the 13th century, Gruyère Castle has crowned the green hill at the foot of the impressive Fribourg Pre-Alps.
Col des Mosses
The pass connects Chateau d’Oex with Aigle. Nestling in the foothills of the Alps, the Col des Mosses is a wonderful destination for cyclists.
Situated in the heart of the Vaud Alps, Villars-sur-Ollon is a superb location for hikers, cyclists and winter sports enthusiasts.