Tour de Romandie 2013
The Tour de Romandie is a favorite amongst the professional peleton because of the mix of lowland stages, Alpine passes and testing time trials. In both 2011 (Cadel Evans) and 2012 (Bradley Wiggins) the winner of the Tour de Romandie went on to win the Tour de France.
Set in the beautiful cycling landscape of Western Switzerland, the Tour de Romandie has a long history of producing winners in the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Road World Cycling Championship. Many riders in contention for the General Classification at the Giro and Le Tour will use the Tour de Romandie as their last warm up race.
Tour de Romandie 2013 Route Map
Tour de Romandie Cycling Holiday
Brevet’s Tour de Romandie cycling holiday includes the unique opportunity to watch the pro’s in Sprint, Mountain and Time Trial stages as well as riding the epic Queen Stage of the 2013 Tour de Romandie. Brevet’s Alpine base, Les Diablerets, is the setting for the deciding stage of the 2013 Tour de Romandie.
Famous Romandie Winners
- Eddy Merckx (Belgium) 1968: Merckx won the Tour de Romandie before the first of his five Giro d’Italia Pink Jerseys in 1968
- Bernard Hinault (France) 1980: The badger won the Giro d’Italia and wore yellow for two days in 1980
- Stephen Roche (Ireland) 1983 ’84 & ’87: Roche became the second man ever to win the Triple Crown of the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Road World Cycling Championship
- Toni Rominger (Switzerland) 1991 & ’95: Toni won the Giro d’Italia in 1995 after winning Tour de Romandie
- Laurent Jalabert (France) 1999: Jalabert went on to win the Violet Points Jersey in the Giro d”Italia and finished 1st in the UCI ranking is ’99
- Cadel Evans (Australia) 2006 & ’11: Cadel went on to win Tour de France in 2011
- Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) 2012: Wiggins and Team Sky dominated Romandie with victory sealed in Crans Montana
- Official website: Tour de Romandie website
- Facebook page: Join the conversation on the official Facebook page
- Twitter feed: Follow @TourDeRomandie for live race updates
- Accommodation: Brevet’s Tour de Romandie cycling holiday
Photo Credit: All images kindly shared by the Tour de Romandie.