Tour de Romandie 2023: stages, profiles, route, teams, participants and favorites

All the lights of the cycling world will look this week at the Tour de Romandie, the only event on the UCI World Tour calendar that will take place this week and that will bring together the great figures of the peloton on the roads of Switzerland amid beautiful landscapes and demanding stages .

Stages, profiles and route of the Tour de Romandie 2023

Prologue: Le Bouveret – Le Bouveret (Tuesday, April 25)

The Tour de Romandie will start with a short time trial of just 7 kilometers with start and finish in Le Bouveret that will be decided by the first leader and that could make small differences in the general.

Profile of the prologue of the Tour de Romandie 2023.
Profile of the prologue of the Tour de Romandie 2023.romandie tour

Stage 1: Crissier – Vallée de Joux (Wednesday, April 26)

The first online stage of the Tour de Romandie will have a 171-kilometre route between Crissier and Le Sentier. The climbs to Fontanezier (2nd), Mauborget (2nd) and Col Mont d’Orzeires (3rd) could encourage ambushes, although a massive finish is expected at Le Sentier.

Profile of the first stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.
Profile of the first stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.romandie tour

Stage 2: Morteau – La-Chaux-de-Fonds (Thursday, April 27)

Another half-mountain day on a 162.7-kilometre route between Morteau and La Chaux-de-Fonds. After a first 75 quiet kilometers, the climbs to Basset (2nd), Le Communal (3rd), the Col de la Vue des Alpes (2nd), the Col de la Tourne (2nd) and a final pass through Le Communal (3rd) they could toughen up the race before the finish in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Profile of the second stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.
Profile of the second stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.romandie tour

Stage 3: Châtel-Saint-Denis – Châtel-Saint-Denis (Friday, April 28)

One of the stages marked in red by the candidates for the general classification of this Tour de Romandie, since the third stage of the event will be a 19-kilometre individual time trial starting and finishing in Châtel-Saint-Denis. It will be a time trial with the first 6 kilometers almost flat before the road begins to chop up towards La Frasse and the halfway point. After reaching Les Paccots, the runners will have a fast descent towards the finish line of Châtel-Saint-Denis.

Profile of the third stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.
Profile of the third stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.romandie tour

Stage 4: Sion – Thyon 2000 (Saturday, April 29)

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The first major mountain stage of the Tour de Romandie on a 161.6-kilometre route between Sion and the summit finish at Thyon 2000. The climb to the Chamoson level will be the anticipation of the first major ascent of the day, Anzère, from first category with its 14.5 kilometers at 7%. After the ascent to Lens (3rd) in full descent, the cyclists will ride through a flat section before climbing the second great port of the day, Suen, first category with 13.6 kilometers at 6.8%. The descent of this port will take the cyclists to the foot of the last and great climb of the day, Thyon 2000, also in the first category with its 20.8 kilometers at 7.6% that could make big differences for the general classification.

Profile of the fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.
Profile of the fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.romandie tour

Stage 5: Vufflens-la-Ville – Geneva (Sunday, April 30)

The Tour de Romandie will put the finishing touch with a day of 170.8 kilometers between Vufflens-La-Ville and Geneva. It will be a day in which the climbs to Grand Fuey (2nd) and Le Molard (3rd) are postulated as the last opportunities to break the race, although far from the finish line in Geneva, where the overall winner of the Tour de Romandie will be crowned. 2023.

Profile of the fifth stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.
Profile of the fifth stage of the Tour de Romandie 2023.romandie tour

Teams and participants of the Tour de Romandie 2023

A total of 22 teams will start this Tuesday in the Tour de Romandie. Among them will be the 18 UCI World teams to which must be added Lotto Dstny and Israel-Premier Tech, who achieved their classification based on sporting merits, and Tudor and the Swiss teamwho will attend as guests.

In this way, 154 runners will be participating in the Tour de Romandie looking to get the last stage race of the UCI World Tour before the start of the Giro d’Italia.

The favorites to win in the Tour de Romandie 2023

Great figures from the peloton will meet at the Tour de Romandie, in a race in which cyclists of the stature of Emanuel Buchmann, Cian Uijtdebroeks, Geoffrey Bouchard, Joe Dombrowski, Damiano Caruso, Jesús Herrada, Thibaut Pinot, Egan Bernal, Carlos Rpdríguez, Louis Meintjes, Tobias Foss, Steven Kruijswijk, Matteo Jorgenson, Fausto Masnada, Simon Yates, Romain Bardet, Chris Froome or Juan Ayusowho returns to compete seven months after his podium in La Vuelta, start as the main candidates for victory.

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