1st stage: Team Time-Trial Frauenfeld - Frauenfeld
1 stage 09.06.18
The Tour de Suisse 2018 will begin with a breathtaking team time trial in Frauenfeld. The hilly circuit around the starting hub in Frauenfeld is sure to make for a challenging and spectacular race for the seven-strong teams. ‘We haven’t had a team time trial for many years. It promises to be an exciting race to the finish for the first leader’s jersey of the TdS 2018,’ says David Loosli, TdS Sports Director.
Frauenfeld - a City to Love
Frauenfeld, the capital of the Swiss canton of Thurgau, has everything you need for a good life: an excellent infrastructure, various educational institutions, shopping centres, a strong retail trade and a wide variety of culture and leisure activities. The city has a population of over 25,000 – and more than 19,000 jobs in a diverse mix of industries. The city combines a rural setting with urban comfort and has an excellent public transport system as well as direct access to the motorway.
As a regional centre, Frauenfeld has well-equipped sports and leisure facilities. Among other things, there are three pools (indoor, outdoor and spa pool), a synthetic ice rink, indoor tennis courts and a sports centre at Kleine Allmend with a jogging trail and a skater park. Their use is by no means restricted to competitive athletes but open to anyone wanting to be fit and healthy.
Of course, Frauenfeld has more to offer than work and fitness: It also has a heart for culture. From performances in cosy venues to large cultural events - the scope is diverse and caters for all ages. Some 300 local clubs and associations form an extensive network inviting anyone who is interested to join in a wide range of activities. They regularly organize gatherings associated with local topics as well as major national events.
All of this contributes to a high standard of living. We live well and we love to live in Frauenfeld!
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1. VIP Tower (Saturday/Sunday)
View from the tent: Demanding roundabout to navigate at high speed as well as a 90° bend on entering the Thur straight.
2. Above Rohrer Bridge (Saturday/Sunday)
Fast-paced bridge crossing to enable riders to continue at full speed around the bend into the incline.
8. Herdern – At the Junction with Hüttwilen Main Street (Saturday)
View of the teams en route from Weiningen to Weckingen and on the ascent towards Herdern.
9. Herdern Church Square (Saturday/Sunday)
Picturesque scene with a church, a castle and timber-framed houses.
11. Pfyn – At the Junction with Steckbornerstrasse (Saturday/Sunday)
Fast-paced, interesting run
12. Start and Finish Line (Saturday/Sunday)
By public transport
Shuttle bus from Frauenfeld station:
- Saturday, June 9th: 13h00 - 18h00, every 15 minutes
- Sunday, June 10th: 12h00 - 14h00, every 30 minutes // 14h00 - 18h30, every 15 minutes
Saturday, full operating time / Sunday, after the race:
- until crossing Waffenplatz-/Langdorfstrasse
Sunday, during the race:
- to the Langdorf-/Langfeldstrasse roundabout (stop Feldgasse)
The use of the shuttle bus is free of charge for visitors.
A7 motorway / Frauenfeld-Ost exit: signposted access to the various car parks on the Grosse Allmend
Taxi services of the Frauenfeld taxi companies from the train station to the festival grounds
From Frauenfeld railway station: 1.9 km, 25minutes
|09.00 - 24.00||Catering and entertainment|
|08.15||Start Tour de Suisse Challenge|
|11.00 - 18.00||Opening time Village, Grosse Allmend|
|13.00 - 18.30||Opening time VIP area|
|14.20||Start Team of canvassers|
|15.20||Start 1st team|
|17.22||Finish last team|
|17.30||Party Band "Wirbelwind", Pavillon Grosse Allmend|
|18.45||Linda Fäh, Pavillon Grosse Allmend|